Make Your Dialogue Work
Rachel will discuss what makes riveting dialogue in scriptwriting, and how to employ those principles in novels and short stories.
Rachel Edwards Harvith is a director, actor, and dramaturg with a passion for developing new plays and reimagining classics. She serves as the Associate Artistic Director of Chicago Dramatists and was a founding company member of Mortar Theatre. Harvith has helped hundreds of playwrights refine their plays, in the classroom, rehearsal room, and beyond. As a literary manager, she has worked with Bailiwick Chicago, Syracuse Stage, and Long Wharf Theatre. Recent directing credits include Beautiful Autistic and The Mecca Tales (Chicago Dramatists); 180 Degree Rule (Babes with Blades); Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose (Raven Theatre); and Assassins (Kokandy Productions), which was named the #5 Chicago theatre production of 2014 by Time Out Chicago, and received 5 Jeff nominations. Education: BA in Theatre, Grinnell College; MFA in Directing, University of Iowa. *Rachel will critique manuscripts or scripts. Please see manuscript guidelines for details.
9:00-9:30 Registration and Socialization