Writing Your One Act Play: 5-Week Class Starts Sun 8/5 *Only 2 Spots Left!

Starts Sunday 8/5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PT and meets Online via Virtual Classroom every Sunday for five weeks
Taught by Ron McCants (Award-Winning Playwright & Screenwriter)

So, you’ve been writing screenplays for a while now, and you’re pretty comfortable with it. You know all the ins and outs, the rises and falls, and both the good and the bad. Everything’s great, until you realize: you haven’t had a real challenge that’s made you flex your writing muscles in a while. Well, look no further, because Roadmap Writers is thrilled to invite you to try your hand at playwriting!

Why playwriting? Besides being another creative way to get your work out there, you’ll have to strip your writing down to just the raw elements and really dive into your characters. After all, all a play needs is an actor and an audience.

You will be walked through fleshing out your concept, developing the plot, layering your characters and writing your full one-act play! This class is filled with weekly assignments, assigned reading, and interactive writing workshops. 

This Five-Week Class Will Cover:

  • Crafting compelling and engaging dialogue 
  • Creating strong scene structure
  • The six elements of dramatic writing and how to put them to work for your script 
  • How to build dramatic tension 
  • Feedback on your one-act play from Ron and Daniela

Following the completion of your one act play, Literary Manager Daniela Gonzalez from Circle of Confusion will host a live Virtual Table Read with trained actors to bring your characters to life!

    About Your Instructor:

    Ron McCants writes dark comedies and family dramas that explore the human experience at the junction of crime and family, often fueled by dark secrets and deep shames. A multiple award-winning playwright, Ron’s had works developed and produced at La Jolla Playhouse, Company of Angels in Los Angeles, SoHo Theatre in London, Theater Masters in Aspen, and many others.

    Driven by a belief that television can be transformative as well as entertaining, Ron is inspired to actively give voice to the lesser heard, complex voices from his home -- Springfield, Missouri. Ron holds a B.A. in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College and an M.F.A. in Playwriting from the University of California, San Diego. He was selected as a Disney ABC Program

    Ron was recently staffed on ABC’s comedy, Speechless.