About The Course
'Mapping Out Your Musical’ is a comprehensive course that takes you from the birth of a musical idea to a stunning showcase. Explore the nitty-gritty details of every step in musical creation and dive into the world of workshopping and development.
This course provides a hands-on guide to creating or enhancing your musical, whether you're using your own script or working with contemporary and classical pieces. Topics covered include music and lyric structure, book strengthening, and analysis of various musical genres. You'll meet with the same group twice a week for four weeks, culminating in an evening showcase. Additionally, each participant has the option for a one-hour consultation with Janelle Lawrence.
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Why This Course?
You can bring your own musical or start working on the musical of your dreams!
You’ve studied musical theatre playwriting, composing, or lyrics, and are interested in furthering and diversifying your skills!
You’re working with (a) new collaborator(s) and want to see if things will “gel”!
You feel like you’re a fast learner and you’ve got a desire to write a musical!
You’re a dramaturg interested in learning some of the development layers of a musical!
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Seats are how I keep the courses intimate and affordable. For example, you are receiving a full eleven-hour course in musical development ($800), a 1 - hour consultation ($200), and a network of artists who will be familiar with your work (PRICELESS). All people, including artists, come from different backgrounds and economic access; when choosing your seat please keep in mind what you are receiving and what you can genuinely afford to pay. The seat system allows me and you to create a community that is diverse, equitable, and beneficial. I strive to keep and maintain accessible space for BIPOC artists and am developing a scholarship fund to have more seats available. Here is the overall seat price breakdown. I will update the available seat list. Reminder there are a total of 10 seats.
December 4th - December 23rd Session Seats Available:
3 seats @ $400
4 seats @ $250
3 seats @ $150
Course meets Monday & Wednesday 5pm - 6:30pm
About The Course
When is the first time you told a story? Was it by a campfire? Was it to get out of trouble? Do you love the craft of sparking the idea, the outline of the thesis, and the success of the resolution? In ‘Storyteller Sessions’ we will explore the different approaches and dissect the diverse practices of storytelling for Playwrights, Screen Writers, and Musical Theatre Book Writers. Throughout this course, you can expect a thorough and cohesive guide through writing or editing a play, screenplay, or book (musical). You will receive a daily guide PDF for writing prompts, questions to ponder in your writing, and artists and pieces you should explore! You’ll have the option to use your script or your choice of diverse scripts from contemporary and classical artists to develop, present, and explore! Topics in this course include: Script Formatting, Strengthening a Premise, Storytelling as A Ritual, and many more. Each class meets with the same people twice a week for five weeks culminating in an evening ZOOM Showcase. Each participant can sign up for a 1-hour consultation with Janelle Lawrence. Participants are encouraged to sign up for this course if they have little to advance play, screenplay, or book (musical) skills! Each participant is provided a PDF packet to view before the course to make sure they’re up to speed with some of the language, techniques, and shows that will be referenced/mentioned/worked from. Sign up for this course to strengthen your writing and collaborative teams! Previous Session Course Description Here
Why This Course
You can bring your own play, screenplay, book (musical), or start working on the story you’ve been trying to tell
You’ve studied playwriting, screenplay, or narrative writing, and are interested in furthering and diversifying your skills!
You’re working with (a) new collaborator(s) and want to explore an idea!
You feel like you’re a fast learner and you’ve got a desire to write!
You’re a dramaturg interested in learning some of the development layers of a play!