This three-credit-hour workshop-oriented class will focus on the craft and process of playwriting from a play?s initial draft to its advanced revision and performance. Likewise, for screenwriting, the class will focus on the craft and process from the screenplay?s initial draft to its eventual pitch or filming. Students will write short stage and screen plays. Class readings will be used to demonstrate classical and modern forms, current writing styles, and issues relating to form and aesthetic. Class time will be spent discussing craft, analyzing the assigned readings, and critiquing student writing. Time permitting, the class will also conduct script-in-hand productions of selected class stage plays.