The Playwright’s Journey

The Playwright's Journey Class

Sunday, July 5th, from 2:00pm-3:00pm
Sunday, July 12th, from 2:00pm-3:00pm
Sunday, July 19th, from 2:00pm-3:00pm
Sunday, July 26th, from 2:00pm-3:00pm
Sunday, August 2nd, from 2:00pm-3:00pm

Cost - $40.00 for ACT Members, $50.00 for Non-Members

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Maximum number of students: 20 (willing to go up to 30 if a number of students are only able to watch the recorded lectures)

Playwriting can seem like a complex artistic craft, at its’ core, playwriting is the art of storytelling. Even before we had the page, when cavemen would gather around a fire and perform a story, the art of playwriting and creation (as well as acting and theatre) were being born. This class will explore the foundations of the craft by learning about the Greeks, explore Shakespeare and his masterful storytelling, and help writers of all styles and experience levels develop their voice. This class will explore how to plot and write a play, as well as explore different types of plays, all while focusing on developing your own voice as a writer. This class is great for writers of all kinds from novel and short story to playwrights and screenwriters. No matter the experience level, if you have written a play before or not, come learn how to take that idea for a great story and set it free on the page!

Please be prepared to write in-between classes.

The lectures will be recorded and shareable if you are not able to make it during the scheduled Zoom time.


Target Audience: Ages 12 – Adult


David Veatch has been involved with Ankeny Community Theatre by teaching and assistant teaching at the summer camps. He has taught a number of playwriting camps at the camps. David has a B.A. in Theatre from Bob Jones University, he focused on playwriting in his undergraduate education. His B.A. work culminated in a staged reading of his original work American Royalty: Blood or Found. He won a 24- Hour Playwriting festival at his university in 2017. His current work can be accessed on the New Play Exchange. He currently is entering his last year of work on his M.A. in Theatre, his thesis work will culminate in a production of an original work written by him.

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