Find the best play writing lessons, classes, and instructors at HeyKiki and learn the art of play writing. There are a number of components that go into playwriting. For example, you have to know what types of plays there are, like short 10-minute plays, full-length plays, one person plays, and musicals. Some of the most important playwriting components include type of theater space; developing a story, structuring and formatting the manuscript; cast, character, title, and page elements; and setting, stage, dialogue, and transition elements. Have a great idea for a play? Pick up a lesson in playwriting and take your creativity to the next level.