Playwriting: Development & Dialogue

INSTRUCTOR: Eduardo Machado –

Held online via Zoom: 

A playwriting course focusing on exercises to develop your dramatic voice and style through the exploration of your characters’ dramatic needs, using sense memory, emotional recall and other theatrical and psychological techniques.

In this class, you will either re-write a full length play or you will finish at least one act of a new full length play. This will be accomplished by in-class writing assignments, and work will be read the following week. You will work with playwright Eduardo Machado on writing exercises leading up to the development of a completed work.

About the instructor: Eduardo Machado was born in Cuba and came to the United States when he was nine. Mr. Machado served as the head of playwriting at Columbia University and the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has also taught at The Mark Taper Forum in L.A, and The Public Theatre in NY. He is the former Artistic Director of INTAR Theatre in New York City. He is the author of over fifty plays, including…read more