play·​writ·​ing | \ ˈplā-ˌrī-tiŋ How to pronounce playwriting (audio) \
variants: or less commonly playwrighting

Definition of playwriting

: the writing of plays

Examples of playwriting in a Sentence

He gave classes in playwriting and poetry.

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Hart and Greywoode, from different backgrounds, but both very much into music, were students in a playwriting course at Tisch. John Orr, The Mercury News, "On Stage: ‘Iron John’ takes a look at a generation coming to grips with racist past," 13 Aug. 2019 But rather than enriching the play’s mystery, the character’s vagueness begins to seem like a playwriting flaw. Charles Mcnulty,, "Review: Amanda Peet's 'Our Very Own Carlin McCullough': A tennis prodigy learns life's score," 29 June 2018 For the 2018 class of fellows, artists working in two categories — live arts (dance, theater, playwriting and other live performance mediums) and film and music — were awarded grants. Ryan Patrick Hooper, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit artists receive $25,000 grants from Kresge," 20 June 2018 Schellhardt oversees the undergraduate playwriting initiative in the Department of Theatre. Annie Alleman,, "Teens struggle to be heard in 'Ever in the Glades'," 9 May 2018 The Windham Theatre Guild is launching a playwriting group. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windham Edition," 1 May 2018 Philadelphia Young Playwrights is a nonprofit that helps students — which once included The Goldbergs’ creator Adam Goldberg and Pulitzer- and Tony-award winner Quiara Alegria Hudes — find their voice through playwriting., "Jerry Seinfeld, Free Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and other great happenings in Philadelphia," 4 Apr. 2018 Working in tandem with Dutch duo Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, Hall’s playwriting skills are not exactly overtaxed here. Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Tina': Theater Review," 17 Apr. 2018 The Windham Theatre Guild is launching a playwriting group. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windham Edition," 17 Apr. 2018

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1702, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of playwriting

: the activity of writing plays

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