Onion Man Teaches the Art of Screenwriting, Playwriting

The local production company has four classes available, and they start at the end of the month.

For those with an interest in theatre, Onion Man Productions is offering to teach the ways of playwriting, screenwriting and directing through four workshops.

From the basics to intermediate to being a complete newbie in the world of theatre, Onion Man's spring courses seem to cover a number of areas for any level.

The four classes will be held at the at 33 College Street in historic downtown, across from Lionheart Theatre. Payment and registraton can be made either through Paypal on the Onion Man's website or by emailing James Beck at james@onionmanproductions.com.

Check out the workshops below:

Action Speaks Louder Than Words!
Saturday, March 24, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Taught by Atlanta playwright and coach Daphne Mintz, this single-session workshop will focus on helping playwrights reveal intricate plot lines and develop characters through action instead of dialogue. The class will offer discussion and exercises. The goal of the course is for every writer to have at least one scene that reveals significant plot details and another scene that shows the heart and mind of a character.

Movie "Writes:" a Screenwriting Workshop
Mondays, April 2-30, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Learn the craft of screenwriting through "read and reacts" roundtable discussions instructed by Greg Fitzgerald. Concepts of visual storytelling for the cinema and proper screenplay format will be covered. Class size is limited to six people.

Just Write! Writing Your 10-Minute Play
Saturdays, April 21-May 19, 11 a.m. to 1 pm.

As the Onion Man's signature class, Just Write! will focus on learning playwriting basics and developing a 10-minute play. The goal of the course is for every student to have at least one 10-minute play. James Beck, the Onion Man himself, is teaching the five-week course. The class limit is 8 people and the website assures it's aimed for everyone, not just theatre geeks.

Telling it Write!
Next session is to be announced

Also taught by Beck, the new class is a follow-up to the 10-minute plays workshop series. It's aim is for students to develop a full-length play. For interested parties, email Beck at james@onionmanproductions.com.


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