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Embracing Dramedy – 1 day Workshop
Charity L. Miller is a multiple Emmy-nominated writer/director/producer of crap no one really cares about. Originally from everywhere-the-US-Army-
This class meets once and does not have a class show.
As the lines between television comedy and drama increasingly become blurred to accommodate the evolving tastes of sophisticated audiences, a new television genre: the “dramedy” has emerged. Popular shows such as ATLANTA, THE GREAT, FLEABAG, BACK TO LIFE, RESERVATION DOGS, CLAWS, and THE SEX LIVES OF COLLEGE GIRLS are rewriting the stagnant rules of television. Thanks to this new breed of TV and its unique formatting and quirks… dramedy has taken off and set itself apart from its single-genre contemporaries.
In this one-day writing workshop, you will learn the intricacies of this new TV hybrid and work to formulate a plan for the first draft of an original half-hour dramedy pilot. The class will use traditional elements of half-hour comedy (characterization, physicality, limited locations) along with dramatic elements of a stereotypical hour-long drama (emotional arcs, serialized storytelling, and dark themes) to craft students’ writing.
Saturday August 20th, 11am-2p
MEETS 1 DAY ONLY!
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