The Play's the Thing: An Introduction to Playwriting

Thursday / April 12, 2018 / 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Import this Event: ICS

LOCATION: Bluefield College – Harman Chapel, 3000 College Avenue, Bluefield, VA US 24605

COORDINATOR: Burma McChesney,

COST: Tuition: $80.00, Registration: $25.00


Hamlet believed a play could, “catch the conscience of the king.” He was right. Plays provide audiences a tangible communal experience. While dramatic arts can be consumed via the screen, human beings still desire human interaction. Plays offer stories that are alive, stories that can entertain, enrich, and enlighten audiences. Participants of this course will learn the playwriting fundamentals of craft and format, culminating in a draft of a one act play and led by instructor Mark Botts, who studied playwriting at Regent University in Virginia and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, where his work has also been showcased.

DATES: February 27 through April 24

TIMES: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.

TUITION: $80 with a $25 registration fee

AGES: 18 and up


To register for a FACS class, visit or call 276-326-4215. A $25 non-refundable registration fee and is due per student per class when registering for most lessons and classes (but not workshops). If registering more than one person within a family, the registration fee is discounted to $15 per person. In some cases, an additional supplies fee (i.e. art supplies) may be charged in addition to tuition.

Tuition and fees are due by the start of instruction and may be mailed and made payable to Bluefield College, FACS, 3000 College Avenue, Bluefield, VA 24605. For more information, contact FACS coordinator Burma McChesney by email at or by phone at 276-326-4248.