Barry M. Putt, Jr.

DRAMATIST ▪ AUTHOR ▪ SCREENWRITER

SPRING 2020

INTRODUCTION TO ACTING AND PERFORMANCE

Description: In this performance-based workshop, you will have the opportunity to hone your acting skills through scene study and character development. The course culminates in a readers-theater performance (no memorization required) featuring scenes and short plays worked on in class.


Offered at:

Mercer County Community College (West Windsor campus)

Four 2 hour sessions, One 2 1/2 hour session

7 to 9 PM, Tuesdays January 30, 2020 to February 20, 2020

6:30 to 9 PM, Thursday February 27, 2020

To register please call (609) 570-3311


SCREENWRITING

Description: Learn the basics of screenwriting. Story structure, character development, script formatting, and marketing approaches will be covered. Students will outline the story for a feature-length screenplay.


Offered at:

Mercer County Community College (West Windsor campus)

Five 2 and a 1/2 hour sessions

6:30 to 9 PM on Thursdays March 26, 2020 to April 30, 2020 (no class on April 2)

To register please call (609) 570-3311


FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP

Students will study various narrative approaches to fiction writing and learn how to create unique, compelling characters and plot lines. Each student will begin work on a short story or novel.


Offered at:

Mercer County Community College (West Windsor campus)

Two 2 and a 1/2 hour sessions

6:30 PM to 9 PM, Thursdays, March 12 to March 19, 2020

To register please call (609) 570-3311


WRITING CHILDREN'S FICTION I

Students will learn the essential elements of creating engaging children’s stories. Explore story language, developing memorable characters for children and story structure. Marketing approaches will also be discussed.


Offered at:

Mercer County Community College

One 6 and a 1/2 hour session

9:30 AM to 4 PM on Saturday March 14, 2020

To register please call (609) 570-3311


WRITING CHILDREN'S FICTION II

Description: In level II of this course, you will use the skill sets learned in "Writing Children’s Fiction I" to develop an original children’s story for an age-group of your choice. [Prerequisite: Writing Children Fiction I]


Offered at:

Mercer County Community College

One 6 and a 1/2 hour session

9:30 AM to 4 PM on Saturday March 21, 2020

To register please call (609) 570-3311

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SUMMER 2020


WRITING CHILDREN'S FICTION I

Students will learn the essential elements of creating engaging children’s stories. Explore story language, developing memorable characters for children and story structure. Marketing approaches will also be discussed.


Offered at:

Mercer County Community College

One 6 and a 1/2 hour session

9:30 AM to 4 PM on Saturday July 11, 2020

To register please call (609) 570-3311


WRITING CHILDREN'S FICTION II

Description: In level II of this course, you will use the skill sets learned in "Writing Children’s Fiction I" to develop an original children’s story for an age-group of your choice. [Prerequisite: Writing Children Fiction I]


Offered at:

Mercer County Community College

One 6 and a 1/2 hour session

9:30 AM to 4 PM on Saturday July 18, 2020

To register please call (609) 570-3311


SHORT FILM SCRIPT WRITING

Description: Write a screenplay from concept to camera-ready draft in five weeks. This course will walk you through the process in a fun and easy-to-follow manner. Learn brainstorm techniques, story structure, character development, and much more.


Offered at:

Mercer County Community College

Five sessions 

6:30 to 9 PM, Thursdays, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/11 (6:30 to 9 PM), 6/18 (6:30 to 9:30 PM) 

(no class on 6/4)

To register please call (609) 570-3311



Private individual and group classes are also available. Email for specifics.

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Mr. Putt's plays have been performed throughout the U.S. and in Canada and the United Arab Emirates. His comedy A Different Blend of Friendship won the New Jersey Wordsmith Competition and received an AEA staged reading at The Northeast Theatre. Mr. Putt is a staff writer for Colonial Radio Theater on the Air! and KSVR's audio-drama series Radio Theater Project. His short-film script Driven was produced by Running Fountain Productions. Mr. Putt has developed feature-length screenplays for companies including Omega Entertainment. He served as head writer on the episodic, comedy-horror, TV show In the Cellar. Mr. Putt won a silver Telly Award for his work on the TV series The Wisdom Tree. Other television shows he's written for include the hour-long drama, Redemption. He received a degree in Dramatic Writing from NYU. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, the American Renaissance Theater Company, and the Witherspoon Circle.


rev. 11/27/2019