Barry M. Putt, Jr. - Dramatic Writer
FALL 2018

SHORT FILM SCRIPT WRITING
Description: Write a screenplay from concept to camera-ready draft in five weeks. This course will walk you through the process in a fun and easy-to-follow manner. Learn brainstorm techniques, story structure, character development, and much more.

Offered at: 
Mercer County Community College 
Five sessions
6:30 to 9:00 PM on Thursdays September 13 to October 18 (no class on 10/4)

To register please call (609) 570-3311

WRITING CHILDREN'S FICTION I
Students will learn the essential elements of creating engaging children’s stories. Explore story language, developing memorable characters for children and story structure. Marketing approaches will also be discussed. 

Offered at:
Mercer County Community College (West Windsor campus)
One 6 and a 1/2 hour session
9:30 AM to 4 PM on Saturday November 3, 2018

To register please call (609) 570-3311

WRITING CHILDREN'S FICTION II
Description: In level II of this course, you will use the skill sets learned in "Writing Children’s Fiction I" to develop an original children’s story for an age-group of your choice. [Prerequisite: Writing Children Fiction I] 

Offered at:
Mercer County Community College (West Windsor campus)
One 6 and a 1/2 hour session
9:30 AM to 4 PM on Saturday November 10, 2018

To register please call (609) 570-3311

PLAYWRITING I
Description: Learn story structure, how to develop memorable characters, places to find story ideas, exercises to jump-start your creativity, marketing approaches, and much more. 

Offered at:
Mercer County Community College (West Windsor campus)
One 6 and a 1/2 hour session
9:30 AM to 4 PM on Saturday October 20, 2018

To register please call (609) 570-3311

PLAYWRITING II 
Description: In level two of this course, you will use the skill sets learned in Playwriting I to develop an original stage play.

Offered at:
Mercer County Community College (West Windsor campus)
One 6 and a 1/2 hour session
9:30 AM to 4 PM on Saturday October 27, 2018

To register please call (609) 570-3311

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SPRING 2019

WRITE YOUR STORY
Description: Discover your individual voice and write your personal memoir. Join us as we explore the terrain of the creative memoir with in-class discussions and exercises as well as additional tools to help shape it. This course is geared towards writing for publication and will include a section on marketing your work to publishers.

Offered at:
Mercer County Community College (West Windsor campus)
Four 2 1/2 hour sessions
10 AM to 12:30 PM, Saturdays February 23, 2019 to March 16, 2019

To register please call (609) 570-3311


INTRODUCTION TO DRAMATIC WRITING
Description: Explore the basics of dramatic storytelling in this fun, insightful, hands-on writing workshop. Students will be introduced to the major dramatic storytelling forms through lecture and use that knowledge to create scripts for stage, screen, and TV.

Offered at:
Mercer County Community College (West Windsor campus)
Ten 2 1/2 hour sessions
6:30 to 9 PM, Thursdays January 24, 2019 to April 11, 2019 (No class on 3/7 and 4/4)

To register please call (609) 570-3311


INTRODUCTION TO ACTING AND PERFORMANCE  
Description: In this performance-based workshop, you will have the opportunity to hone your acting skills through scene study and character development. The course culminates in a readers-theater performance (no memorization required) featuring scenes and short plays worked on in class.

Offered at:
Mercer County Community College (West Windsor campus)
Four 2 hour sessions, One 2 1/2 hour session
7 to 9 PM, Tuesdays April 9, 2019 to April 16, 2019
7 to 9 PM, Thursdays April 25, 2019 to May 2, 2019
6:30 to 9 PM, Thursday May 9, 2019

To register please call (609) 570-3311





Private individual and group classes are also available. Email for specifics.
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Mr. Putt's plays have been performed throughout the U.S. and in Canada and the United Arab Emirates. His comedy A Different Blend of Friendship won the New Jersey Wordsmith Competition and received an AEA staged reading at The Northeast Theatre. Mr. Putt is a staff writer for Colonial Radio Theater on the Air! and KSVR's audio-drama series Radio Theater Project. His short-film script Driven was produced by Running Fountain Productions. Mr. Putt has developed feature-length screenplays for companies including Omega Entertainment. He served as head writer on the episodic, comedy-horror, TV show In the Cellar. Mr. Putt won a silver Telly Award for his work on the TV series The Wisdom Tree. Other television shows he's written for include the hour-long drama, Redemption. He received a degree in Dramatic Writing from NYU. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, the American Renaissance Theater Company, and the Witherspoon Circle.

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