Playwriting: Day One

Daily Prompt #49: Writing from Music

Listen to this song.  As you do, write whatever pops into your head.

Music can lead to amazing moments of brilliance.  Try it out!

Today, we are going to read together two scripts from former students who submitted to the Michigan State University’s Playwriting Competition.

To understand how to format a playscript, you’re all getting a copy of a sample script outline (courtesy of the MSU contest). Additionally, here is a diagram which explains stage directions.

With the time remaining, we’ll continue brainstorming ideas for either movie scripts or play scripts, discussing what content works best for each form.



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