Visiting Artist

The Spring 2021 Visiting Artist's Seminar:

Enrollment limited to 14 students. Permission of Department will be required to enroll.

  • Permit Request Form  (You will be asked to log in. Use your Pipeline user name and password.)

Class Dates, five sessions, held remotely through Zoom:

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021: 4:30-7:10 p.m. (CST)
  • Thursday, January 28, 2021: 4:30-7:10 p.m. (CST)
  • Tuesday, February 2, 2021: 4:30-7:10 p.m. (CST)
  • Thursday, February 4, 2021: 4:30-7:10 p.m. (CST)
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2021: 4:30-7:10 p.m. (CST)

Introduction to Play Writing

Featuring Ms. Elyzabeth G. Wilder

What makes this day different from any other? All plays begin with this question. In the Introduction to Playwriting students will explore the process of theatrical storytelling by participating in class discussions, analyzing text, and engaging in weekly writing exercises. Using foundational texts as examples, they will study dramatic structure, character development, conflict, obstacles, and dialogue. Each skill will then be applied using in-class writing exercises which will serve as a catalyst for creating their own original 10-minute play.

Artist PictureAbout the Artist:

Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder’s plays include Gee's Bend, Fresh Kills, Provenance, The Flagmaker of Market Street, The Furniture of Home, White Lightning and Everything That’s Beautiful. Her plays have been produced at the Royal Court (London), Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center, Cleveland Play House, KC Rep, Northlight, the Arden, B Street Theatre, and Hartford Stage, among others.

She was the recipient of the Osborn Award given by the American Theatre Critics Association. She recently completed a short play commission from Baltimore Center Stage as part of their acclaimed My America, Too project. Her play, Everything That’s Beautiful  premiered at the New Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco in the spring of 2017. Elyzabeth is a graduate of the dramatic writing program at New York University, where she was a Tisch Dramatic Writing Fellow.

She is a proud alumnus of Youngblood at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York. Elyzabeth also worked as a staff writer on the CBS show, Love Monkey. Most recently, Elyzabeth was the Tennessee Williams Playwright-in-Residence at Sewanee: The University of the South (2012-2015).