The Talk of a Party: Dialogue Generation Exercise
All Levels | This class is for writers of any form that includes dialogue. We will go on a generative, prompt-based journey to explore different ways that dialogue manifests. We’ll spill a secret to a friend, monologue out of time, comfort someone sick in the bathroom, and more. While this isn’t designed for writing for any specific project, the two-hour exercise will get speech out of your body and onto the page. Students will then write based on dialogue generated. We’ll share afterwards as desired.
Brian Dang (they/them) is a Vietnamese/Chinese playwright, poet, and mentor based in Duwamish Territory (Seattle). Brian is a proud resident playwright at Parley. For Brian, playwriting is an act of envisioning an eventual communing and an opportunity to freeze time as we know it. Their writing has been workshopped with Seattle Opera, Pork Filled Productions, Karen’s Secret Army, Theatre Battery, and the Undergraduate Theater Society. Brian was a 2020-21 Hugo House Fellow and their play h*llo k*tty syndrome was supported by 4Culture and Seattle Office of Arts and Culture. Brian is also an arts administrator, serving as the Literary Manager of Washington Ensemble Theatre. They’re grateful for having somehow convinced the world they can read and write.