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Ridgefield Playhouse Offers Fall Classes On Songwriting, Comedy And More

The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, in Ridgefield; ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, in Ridgefield; ridgefieldplayhouse.org. Photo Credit: Contributed

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- The Ridgefield Playhouse is offering a handful of classes centered on creativity this fall.

Songwriting with Kevin Briody is taught by an Award Winning Musician who will teach you how to structure songs, create “hooks,” craft lyrics, manipulate melody, rhythm and harmony, merge words with music, and write toward genre. Whether you favor pop, rock, hip-hop, R&B, country, music or lyrics he’ll show you how to write songs. Kevin’s classes meet on Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. from Sept. 10 to Oct. 29.

Stand-up Comedy Workshop with Christine O’Leary is taught by an Award winning comedienne who will share her secrets for how to make people laugh and teach you how to take your humor to the stage in this eight-week class. The class meets on Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. from Sept. 12 to Oct. 26. The class will take their new comedy routines to the live Comedy Graduation Showcase on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m.

Screenwriting with Katie Torpey returns with an 8-week TV screenwriting class for adults that will focus on how to create, develop, and write an original TV show. Students will learn how to develop their TV show idea, create a series bible as well as write the pilot episode of the series. During the course of the class, students will focus on how to develop a solid plot, structure the series so it has longevity, capture the theme of the show and create complex characters that audiences will love and be compelled to follow. Students will also study great TV shows from over the years so they can understand why they were successful. The objective of this course is to help students create, develop and write original TV shows that they could potentially sell. This class meets on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. from Oct. 7 to Nov. 25.

To register for classes, call or visit the box office at The Ridgefield Playhouse, (203) 438-5795.

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