Monday8Oct 2018

Wilkinson College Graduate Student Workshop

New Play Development: The Craft of Collaboration

Monday, October 8, 2018 4:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
2018-10-08 16:00 2018-10-08 18:50 America/Los_Angeles Wilkinson College Graduate Student Workshop Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall Allison DeVries

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Graduate Students can enroll in this workshop through Course number is GUS 530.

Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall


are invited to attend.

Monday, October 8, 2018 4-6:50PM

New Play Development: The Craft of Collaboration

Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall 121


Creating new works often involves collaboration and artistic exchange that is invisible to the reader or audience of the final script. While writing is often a solitary task, play production is inherently collaborative, involving many artists in the task of moving a story from page to stage. In this workshop, we will discuss the craft of collaboration as it pertains to new play development, focusing on the relationship between dramaturgy and playwrighting. We will discuss the role of the dramaturg, discuss approaches to collaboration and interdisciplinary research, and will model the craft collaboration in new play development and production in two case studies.


Jocelyn L. Buckner, Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre

College of Performing Arts, Chapman University

Jocelyn L. Buckner holds a Ph.D. in Theatre Studies from the University of Kansas, an M.F.A. in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a B.A. in Theatre and Economics from Converse College. Prior to joining Chapman’s Department of Theatre in 2012, Dr. Buckner held a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Buckner teaches theatre history and historiography, dramaturgy, dramatic theory and criticism, and the B.A. Senior Seminar course. Dr. Buckner’s research focuses on the intersections and representations of identity, as well as materialism and affect in theatre and popular entertainment, particularly in the U.S., from the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries.



Mildred Lewis, Assistant Professor, Department of English

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Chapman University

Mildred Lewis has most recently published book reviews for Scope, The University of Nottingham's online film journal. She also has served an editorial reviewer for W.W. Norton's Looking at Movies (3rd. edition) and Bedford-St. Martin's forthcoming Critical Voices in Film Theory for which she also prepared a supplemental text. Her screenplays have been produced and screened on Encore/Starz and HBO. Her plays have been performed in theaters in Los Angeles, New York and Cincinnati. She completed graduate work at UCLA in film and African Area Studies with a focus on literature and film. She has taught at Chapman since 2000 and was named the Marilyn Harran Freshman Foundations for 2010.


You can contact the event organizer, Allison DeVries at or (714) 997-6752.

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