Arcola invites playwrights to elevate their work and hone their style. From Page To Stage will enable early-career playwrights to look critically at their drafted work in preparation for performance.
Each two hour session will provide tools and exercises for writers to go beyond their usual practice, providing them with a supportive and dynamic environment in which to test out their ideas. The course will touch on editing, dramaturgy, and how to redraft with actors and directors for performance.
There will be opportunities for writers to share their work and hear extracts read aloud; with peer-to-peer feedback and open discussion providing a basis for script development.
This workshop is led by playwright, producer and comedian Rebecca Jones.
Tuesday 28th August – Tuesday 2nd October
8pm – 10pm
Rebecca runs SLAM, a new writing theatre company that aims to bridge the gap between a play being written and being produced. So far SLAM has produced over 300 productions since 2015, from live script development scratch nights twice a month to up to five full length runs a year of the shortlisted plays from each scratch. SLAM also read and provide feedback on over a hundred scripts a week; helping emerging companies to get their work off the ground. Rebecca is a big believer in DIY theatre and is armed with all the tools needed to self-produce work successfully. She has a masters in Dramatic Writing and has been developing scripts of her own through to production recurrently since the age of 15 (we won’t mention how long ago that was).
Sorry, Arcola Passport tickets are not available for this production.
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