Top Courses at Primary Stages ESPA

Find the perfect course for you at Primary Stages ESPA. We’ve selected 13 of Primary Stages ESPA’s most popular courses. View the course catalog at coursehorse.com

  • 10-Minute Plays and One Acts

    This professional-level online writing course takes students through the process of developing short plays and one-acts with guidance from a qualified instructor. Participants will learn the fundamentals of writing for the stage in a limited amount of time, including how to craft meaningful dialogue and establish compelling characters.

    Locations:
    • Live Online
    • $520
    • 8 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Online Class: Fundamentals of Playwriting

    In this online course, participants will learn the fundamentals of playwriting. Students will explore the basics of story structure, dialogue, and character development, as well as how to produce a completed script. This foundational course provides a great starting point for aspiring playwrights.

    Locations:
    • Live Online
    • $460
    • 5 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • Beginner
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  • Online Class: Rewriting Your Draft

    This online course offers an interactive platform for writers who want to improve their rewriting skills. Participants will learn the basics of rewriting drafts, including how to edit and reorganize content, compose concise sentences, and craft precise phrasing. Through engaging activities, learners will increase their writing proficiency and be able to produce stronger pieces.

    Locations:
    • Live Online
    • $520
    • 8 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Online Writing: The First Draft

    This online class teaches participants the tools and techniques needed to write professional-quality first drafts. From understanding the basics of story structure to proofreading and editing, students will be provided with in-depth guidance for writing their first drafts. Participants will leave the course with the confidence to effectively write a strong first draft.

    Locations:
    • Live Online
    • $520
    • 8 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • 10-Minute Plays and One Acts

    This specialized writing course is designed for individuals interested in mastering the art of playwriting within a brisk, compact format. Participants will delve into various aspects of writing, such as character creation, structure, dialogue, and more, all while learning to craft captivating ten-minute plays and one-acts. Students are provided comprehensive feedback and opportunities to develop their dramatic storytelling abilities.

    Locations:
    • NYC
    • $580
    • 10 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Playwriting: The First Draft

    This course, based in New York City, guides participants through producing the first draft of a play. In a workshop setting, students will learn to create compelling characters, structure a play effectively, and devise engaging dialogue. Expert instructors provide support and feedback throughout the course's duration.

    Locations:
    • NYC
    • $580
    • 11 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Online Class: Screenwriting

    This online course offers comprehensive insights into screenwriting, mainly focusing on the comedy genre. Participants will learn how to create gripping narratives, relatable characters, and hilarious dialogues while understanding industry formatting and structure standards. It offers an engaging, interactive platform for beginners and experienced writers interested in refining their screenplay writing skills.

    Locations:
    • Live Online
    • $460
    • 7 Weeks, 2 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Online: Television Writing

    Learn the craft of writing for television from industry professionals in this engaging online course. The curriculum equips students with knowledge about developing a compelling TV show idea, creating dynamic characters, structuring an episode, and understanding the world of TV writing. This course is designed to prepare students for the competitive world of television writing by helping them develop and improve writing skills specific to the medium.

    Locations:
    • Live Online
    • $460
    • 7 Weeks, 2 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • On-Camera Acting for theTheater Professional

    This course offers theater professionals an intensive exploration into on-camera acting techniques, guiding them on transforming their stage skills for screen performances. Participants will learn about framing themselves within the camera's lens, adjusting their performance for different shot sizes, and incorporating technical requirements into their acting choices. The practical exercises in this course help participants grow more comfortable working in front of a camera, improving their audition skills and enhancing their overall on-screen performance.

    Locations:
    • NYC
    • $460
    • 5 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Rehearsal Intensive: Mauritius

    This intensive acting course delves deep into the rehearsal process, specifically focusing on the play "Mauritius," a Broadway hit. Participants will be guided to explore character development, scene study, and script analysis. This course aims to enhance participants' eye for dramatic detail and refine their performance skills.

    Locations:
    • NYC
    • $460
    • 5 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Directing Contemporary Theater

    This course comprehensively explores the dynamics involved in directing contemporary theater. Participants will explore the directing process, understand the director's role, and engage with different rehearsal techniques, scripts, and text analysis. They will also learn to engage with the cast and crew to produce a successful performance.

    Locations:
    • NYC
    • $400
    • 5 Weeks, 4 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • The Callback

    This intensive class provides an in-depth look into the auditioning process, allowing students to understand and experience the callback process. Along with learning practices to create a more profound connection to the material, participants will be guided on handling adjustments from directors, leaving a memorable impression. It is a valuable course for aspiring actors to improve their audition skills.

    Locations:
    • NYC
    • $460
    • 5 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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  • Online Class: Seeing Between the Lines

    This online course explores the intricate art of reading between the lines in acting scripts. Participants will practice extracting subtle meanings from text and learn how to execute nuanced performances. The course emphasis is on understanding character development and effectively using subtext.

    Locations:
    • Live Online
    • $40
    • 2 Hours
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    • All Levels
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