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David Mamet

Teaches Dramatic Writing

Write great drama

David Mamet sat in on a poker game full of thieves and left with the inspiration for American Buffalo. Now, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Glengarry Glen Ross takes you through his process for turning life's strangest moments into dramatic art. He'll teach you the rules of drama, the nuances of dialogue, and the skills to develop your own voice and create your masterpiece.


Watch, listen, and learn as David teaches his first-ever online dramatic writing class.


A downloadable workbook accompanies the class with lesson recaps and supplemental materials.


Upload videos to get feedback from the class. David will also critique select student work.

Lesson Plan

Playwriting and screenwriting can be an overwhelming process; Mamet's metaphors and breakdown of the craft was accessible, thought provoking, and inspiring.

J.R. RoseTheater teacher, director, & playwright

His mannerisms color his tales, leaving no doubt that you're dealing with an artist. Always prescient and never pedantic, he is a man who loves to teach.

J.C. CollierExperienced writer from Florida

This class is fast-paced and instantly applicable. The core concepts are primal; I recognized them in Mamet's work and how to apply them to my own projects.

Brennan RoachExperienced actor, director, & educator

Having dipped into a few of the standard screenwriting books, it was infinitely more helpful to be guided through the plotting process by David Mamet himself.

Oliver MaltmanProfessional actor & writer



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David Mamet

Teaches Dramatic Writing

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