Becoming a playwright might not be as hard as you might think. If you’ve written a short story, a novel, or even a blurb of creative activity on a blog post, then you can write a play. Heck, you might even be able to adapt the work into a play!
Writing plays for stage and production las vegas requires the same amount of creativity that a story requires, and you just have to follow a few more rules than normal. For one, you’ll really only be writing the dialogue. Unlike in a novel, the play world focuses heavily on telling when it comes to sets and actions, so instead of writing this scene in a novel:
“The house was an old crumbly thing, with out of date oil paintings and furniture that the ’70s wanted back”
You’d write this for a play: “The set opens on the interior of a house. Cobwebs and dust line every surface as a table and three rickety chairs take up the west side. An oil painting of a landscape rests above the table. On the other side of the room rests a dusty sofa and a dirty end table.”
The play selection is more detailed and telling the readers what they are seeing. If someone is going to perform your play, you want them to have as much information as possible to set the scene accurately. This applies to sets, character’s clothes, and even actions.
It goes against everything creative writers know, but tell, don’t show when you are writing a play. Let the dialogue be where your writing skills shine because that’s the majority of what you’ll be writing down. It might take a little while, and you’ll have to study some plays, but soon you’ll be able to match that style.