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Montrose Christian Writers Conference

July 16th – 21st

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

PATTI SOUDER

JOIN PATTI FOR HER AFTERNOON SERIES:

DRAMA THAT MATTERS

Drama offers special opportunities for collaboration and camaraderie. Join us for fun and feedback in these interactive sessions in which we’ll create and share short drama pieces.

1          WHY DRAMA?

What’s unique about drama? Why choose drama to tell your story? How does drama differ from other genres? What’s important in creating works for performance? How dodrama sketches, monologues, plays, productions, and performances differ?

2          CREATING A VIABLE STAGE PRODUCTION

Discover how to create characters, story lines, and settings that jump to life on stage. Learn about the special considerations of language, plot, venue, costumes, set design, and lighting required for different forms of drama.

3          FORMAT and PERFORMANCE KNOW-HOW

Drama offers incredible opportunities for creativity, but it’s also a collaborative craft that requires specific formatting so that directors, producers, actors, set designers, and sound and lighting engineers can work together to produce the show. Handouts on various formats.

4          SHARING THE FUN OF DRAMA

An opportunity to ask questions and to share an original short drama with classmates for fun and feedback.

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Patti Souder, former MCWC director, has written numerous articles, short stories, poems, and dramas which have appeared in The War Cry, Guideposts, Pockets and many other publications. She has also written or contributed to 14 published books and has written and directed numerous plays and musicals. Many of her drama sketches can be found at www.AlphaStarDrama.com.

Patti, an RN who earned an MA in Creative Writing, is married to Larry Souder, President of the Montrose Broadcasting Corporation, with whom she co-hosts a daily radio program. Larry and Patti have three children and six grandchildren, all of whom are joy-bringers.

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Make plans to come and get your manuscript ready for publication!

Marsha

Director

 

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