Finding the Beat: The Musicality of Playwriting

with Anton C. Jones

A play doesn’t need to be a musical or an opera to have musicality.  Additionally, a playwright does not need to be a musician to find the musicality of their play. This 10-week course approaches the craft of playwriting through a musician’s lens. Through exercises that explore tempo, dynamics, rhythm, lyricism and more,   we will seek to find the soul and the beat of our scripts.

April 12 to June 14, Mondays (10 Classes)

Join award-winning playwright and Artistic Director Anton C. Jones for his thoughts and insights about playwriting as you draft your own play or work on a script already in progress.

Suggested Accompanying Class: How to Craft a Personal Theatrical Narrative, Developing Solo Work,  Book Club: BIPOC Playwrights Take On …, Acting I, Acting II, The Art of Acting, or Public Speaking for Everyone

Anton C. Jones

Anton C. Jones

Anton C. Jones is playwright,  composer, director and arts integrationist. He holds his MFA from the University of Iowa Playwright’s Workshop and BA from Grinnell College. His plays have been developed in partnership with Penumbra Theatre (MN), Children’s Theatre Company...

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Before each class, students will be sent an email with a link to login and any class-specific instructions. Generally, students are encouraged to have a notepad & a pencil for note-taking. Students are checked-in by name via the class roster, so no additional ticket or receipt is required!

Refunds and Exchange Policy
Artists Rep does not offer refunds for purchased classes.
Exchanges can be made on a case-by-case basis.
If Artists Rep cancels a class, the class will either be rescheduled or refunded.

The Actors Conservatory @ ART will award partial-tuition grants for Studio Program classes to qualified applicants. Please complete this application for consideration.

Finding the Beat: The Musicality of Playwriting

with Anton C. Jones


April 12 to June 14
4:30 - 7:30pm
with Anton C. Jones
Best for: Everybody

Online Class

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Enrollment Cost

Flex Pass Cost: 4 Passes
(contact the box office to register with Flex Passes)

Credits Available
Professional Development Clock-Hour Credit Available

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