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The Talk of a Party: Dialogue Generation

All Levels | In this class, we will go on a generative, prompt-based journey to explore different ways that dialogue manifests. We’ll spill a secret to a friend, monologue out of time, comfort someone sick in the bathroom, and more. While this class isn’t designed for writing a specific project, the two-hour exercise will get speech out of your body and onto the page. Before class ends, we’ll write some quick scenes based on the dialogue we generated. We’ll share afterwards as desired.

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Instructor: Brian Dang

Class Type: 1 Session

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Term: Fall 2021

Start Date: 10/30/2021

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$54.00 Member Price:
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$60.00 General Price:

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Brian Dang

Brian Dang (they/them) is a Vietnamese/Chinese playwright, poet, and mentor based in Duwamish Territory (Seattle). Brian is a proud resident playwright at Parley. For Brian, playwriting is an act of envisioning an eventual communing and an opportunity to freeze time as we know it. Their writing has been workshopped with Seattle Opera, Pork Filled Productions, Karen’s Secret Army, Theatre Battery, and the Undergraduate Theater Society. Brian was a 2020-21 Hugo House Fellow and their play h*llo k*tty syndrome was supported by 4Culture and Seattle Office of Arts and Culture. Brian is also an arts administrator, serving as the Literary Manager of Washington Ensemble Theatre. They’re grateful for having somehow convinced the world they can read and write.

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