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While learning dramatic structure, dramaturgy and collaborative play development, students in our program are encouraged to find their own individual voice as upcoming playwrights. The art and craft of playwriting taught at UHM nurtures new and innovative works based on Hawai‘i’s diverse cultural heritage, and a distinct sense of place. Opportunities for play development through devised theatre practices are provided and encouraged. Works-in-progress are given regular public readings followed by lively discussions with audiences. Final thesis projects are fully staged in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre.
Degrees offered: MFA (Playwriting)