Playwriting Workshop

Frank Higgins

Using a collection of video clips from plays and movies, and scenes from which students will read, Frank teaches the basics of dramatic structure.  Older students compose their own scenes in small groups or individually; younger students adapt a folktale into a play.  Students will read on their feet in order to gain experience in public speaking, projection, and diction.


In a residency the scenes are performed as staged readings.


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at


Grade Levels: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Fees: $110 single, $95 each for 2 or more on the same day / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate. Title 1 Schools may qualify for funding assistance.

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Availability: Monday -Thursday anytime, Friday morning only

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teacher Guide: Playwriting Workshop_TPG

Requirements: TV and VCR in classroom. Students need paper and pencil. Teachers must be present at all times during workshop.

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