Class Overview

Playwriting at North | Seattle Central College - Continuing EducationHave you ever wanted to try your hand at playwriting?

In this eight week course, you will learn the fundamentals of crafting a play from developing compelling characters, creating intriguing conflicts, and crafting strong dialogue as well as resources to market and submit your scripts.

Conducted in a workshop format, students get to grow as artists, build community, and learn the ropes to writing plays in a friendly and supportive environment.

This class is held at North Seattle College.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn playwriting fundamentals from developing compelling characters, creating intriguing conflicts and crafting strong dialogue
  • Gain resources to market and submit your scripts.
  • Get started writing plays or take your writing to the next level
  • Share your work with other writers and learn from each other in a supportive environment


Who Should Take this Class?

  • Beginning writers looking for guidance on the fundamental elements of playwriting
  • Writers looking for guidance, structure and a supportive environment
  • People with a vision for a play that need support to turn it into a script

Student Testimonials

"The one-act playwriting class positively exceeded my expectations. In the course of the quarter I completed two plays, a shorter one of 10 minutes and a longer one-act of approximately 25 minutes. Both plays are currently in submission to competitions nation-wide. To have gotten that far in the space of 8 weeks is (for me) remarkable." – Stephen Thompson

“Dan is a dynamic teacher; he "knows his onions", condensing a torrent of insights into eight short meetings. He gets you writing, and when he hears your work read, he laughs out loud - in all of the appropriate places.” – Dan Bernhard

“Dan Tarker's ‘Playwriting and the Art of the Short Play’ was a great way to explore the short form and work on the skills needed for longer works. Highly recommended.”- Scott Stolnack


Session Details

  • Class ID: 6224
  • Instructor: Dan Tarker
  • When: 8 Tuesdays | 10/16/2018 - 12/4/2018 | 6:30-8:30 PM
  • Total Number of Hours: 16
  • Where: Off Campus: North Seattle College | 9600 College Way N Seattle, WA 980103 | HS Bldg Room 1637A
  • Fee: $149