Writing for the Stage will empower budding playwrights and equip them with the skills to write for live performance.
Over the course of 5 weeks, we will focus on sharpening a different playwriting tool – from crafting dialogue and constructing characters, to structuring your play and experimenting with dramatic form. Each session will involve a mixture of practical writing exercises, script sharing and scene study.
Writers will have the opportunity to share their own work within a friendly and supportive environment. At the end of each workshop, writers will be given a playwriting exercise or stimulus to respond to throughout the following week. By the end of the course, participants will have assembled their own collection of original scenes and short plays.
No previous experience of writing for theatre or live performance is necessary; all you require is an interest in dramatic writing and a desire to see your work brought to life through performance.
This workshop is led by playwright and dramaturg Lee Anderson.
Friday 26th April – Friday 24th May
Lee Anderson is a playwright and dramaturg based in London and working internationally. He is Associate Dramaturg with SQUINT and has had his work presented at The Pleasance, New Diorama Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre, Tristan Bates Theatre, The Lion and the Unicorn and Theatre N16. His 2015 play, Molly, was awarded the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve Prize in 2015. As an educator and workshop facilitator, Lee has worked with the Arcola Theatre, MonoBox and is a visiting lecturer at the University of West London.
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