Writing your own role: workshop with Lydia Parker at the Actors’ Centre

Are you tired of waiting around for the perfect role in a play to show off your talents? Why not write your own play or one person show? Many actors have found success in writing their own one person show, such as Cush Jumbo and Phoebe Waller-Bridge or have turned to playwriting after a career in acting such as Harold Pinter, April DeAngelis and Patrick Marber.

If there is a playwright inside of you itching to get out, then this is the course for you. Actors often make the best playwrights because they are natural storytellers, have a great ear for believable dialogue, and the imagination to create a world on stage. This one day course will guide actors into writing their first multi character or one person play. Participants will develop their own play whilst learning the basics of playwriting through exercises and discussing the work of established playwrights. The course will focus on the structure of storytelling, writing dialogue, character development and dynamics .

Writer/Actors will be able to hear their work read aloud by their class mates and/or read their own work for feedback. By the end of the day each participant will have made a start on a full length play with an outline, character description and some dialogue. It is useful if participants come armed with an idea for a play or one person show with some samples of dialogue and a draft of an outline or synopsis.

Course details: to find out more, you’ll need to create an account for the Actors’ Centre website. 

Deadline: not specified

Source: Playwriting UK Facebook group

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