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The Novel as Prompt: A Master Class in PlaywritingHighlightsIn-Person

Thursday, Oct 20, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

In partnership with Spitzer Enterprises

Adapting a novel into dramatic form is a kind of textual analysis, except it's a lot more fun. In this master class, participants will adapt a scene from a favorite novel into a three-page script with two characters. As many scenes will be workshopped by Jeremy O. Harris as possible, but every participant will come away with a deeper understanding of dramatic tension, character, and dialogue; a greater appreciation for the differences between novels and plays; and an innovative approach to teaching.

Jeremy O. Harris

Jeremy O. Harris is the playwright and creator of the most Tony-nominated Broadway play ever, Slave Play. Jeremy co-wrote A24’s critically-acclaimed Zola with director Janicza Bravo. In television, Jeremy's credits include their hit series Euphoria and the TV adaptation of Irma Vep. He is currently co-creating and co-showrunning an adaptation of Brit Bennett’s best-selling novel, The Vanishing Half, with Aziza Barnes at HBO. He is a graduate of the Yale MFA Playwriting Program. Photo by Micaiah Carter.