Arcola is thrilled to present this week-end masterclass in writing for stage and screen. It explores the similarities and differences between the two media and arenas. The focus is developing raw material for performance and production; the approach suits both first time and more experienced writers who’ve yet to have their work produced for stage or screen.

On Day One, you will view and read selected scenes from plays that have been adapted for cinema, along with watching a short film (or two) and playing with some potential stagings of scenes from a one-act play.

On Day Two, you will focus on your own material. Prior to the workshop you’ll be asked to share a treatment for a short film or one-act OR draft screenplay for a short film OR sample scenes from a one-act play in advance of the workshop and come prepared to engage with other people’s projects.

There will be whole group table reads and collaborations, small-group discussions and individual guided exercises, using a range of methods and tools.

This workshop is led by theatre dramaturg, television script editor and film producer Margaret Glover.

Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March

10am-5pm (including one-hour lunch break)

(price of workshop includes a ticket to The Cherry Orchard, Saturday 11 March)

Margaret holds an MFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from Yale School of Drama and has extensive experience as a script editor on single and long-running for UK television. Margaret currently teaches on the MA Writing for Stage and Screen at Regent’s University London and delivers seminars and workshops in the UK and EU.

While continuing to collaborate with theatre practitioners, Margaret’s focus in recent years has been guiding writer-directors and producers from development through distribution on feature-length documentaries and dramas. 2016 saw the premiere of two features Margaret exec produced – Bittersuite (wr-dir Jan Hillman, prod Sam Mildner) and Undocument (wr-dir Amin Bahkshian and Kyla Simone Bruce, prod Khalid Jabaly) – at London’s East End Film Festival. The Book of Gabrielle (wr-dir Lisa Gornick) is scheduled for release in 2017.

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