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SYLLABUS – BOOK LAB HAND-OUT


TO ACCOMPANY THE: THE CRAFT LABS ASSIGNMENT

Book Lab Syllabus

The Book Lab is designed as an introduction to writing the book of a musical while also outlining the collaborative steps involved in creating a new musical with the whole team. The book of a musical is not just the spoken words, but encompasses the entire story of the musical. The Bookwriter is officially responsible for the writing of the book, but the entire writing team needs to collaborate on the story. The collaborative process is explored through six units.

November 1 deadline:

Unit 1: THE IDEA


Assignment #1: Action Loops

Assignment #2: Conflict/Adaptation

December 1 deadline:

Unit 2: THE OUTLINE


Assignment #1: Sample Outline

Assignment #2: Character Worksheet

January 1 deadline:

Unit 3: THE ROUGH DRAFT


Assignment #1: Stranger/Neighbor Exposition

Assignment #2: Character Diction

Unit 4: ADDING SONGS

Assignment #1: The New York Song

February 1 deadline:

Unit 5: REVISIONS


Assignment #1: Ten Minute Play

March 1 deadline:

Unit 6: FINISHING TOUCHES


Assignment #1: Pitch

NOTE: March 15th is the absolute last date you can turn in assignments; the Book Lab must be completed no later than March 15th in order for you to be considered as a bookwriter for the 15 Minute Musicals.