Workshop

Playwriting 101

November 2019

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                                                    Brief

                                                    In this 5-day workshop participants will lead the way in the creation of ideas, of new forms and visions, and in the quality, originality and vibrancy of plays. During the workshop participants, will learn the basics of playwriting and develop and refine their skills and talents in writing. It will conclude with a play composed by the participants.

                                                    Outline: DAY 1
                                                    An introduction to playwriting including:
                                                    The role of the writer New Writing
                                                    First Drafts/redrafts/workshops/production who works on a play, what are their roles

                                                    DAY 2
                                                    Most important aspect of writing classical structure
                                                    Breaking classical structure (nonlinear form)

                                                    DAY 3
                                                    The extra character to a play
                                                    What can Location add to a play
                                                    Time/space unity

                                                    DAY 4 & 5
                                                    Write the first five pages: Mini project
                                                    Work in groups to write the first five pages to a play must have something in them that grips the reader/audience and can be performed, using what you have learnt so far.

                                                    Workshop Level: Beginner

                                                    Speakers

                                                    Andrew Thompson

                                                    Andrew trained and worked as an actor for ten years for companies including National Theatre, Sheffield Theaters and ITV. He began writing short plays…