So, you’ve got an idea for a play but where do you go from here?
Perhaps you’ve never written a play before and despite having an idea you’re passionate about, you don’t know where to start? Or maybe you are an emerging writer who needs to kick-start their next play…
It can seem like a huge leap from the spark of an idea to having a concrete plan for writing your play. The mammoth task of fleshing out your idea, creating the characters to tell your story and developing a solid structure can take months and during the process, it’s easy to become disillusioned with your idea and to procrastinate when you reach a hurdle.
In this intensive workshop, Kimberley Andrews will help you to tackle the all of the planning in just one-day! Through group feedback and support, you’ll gain confidence in pitching your idea and will pick up the insights needed to allow you to tell the very best version of your story.
Through practical exercises and working within the limits of time, you’ll be able to develop your initial idea in to something more concrete and work dynamically to overcome the common stumbling blocks of writing your first draft. You’ll leave the workshop with a full scene by scene breakdown and all the motivation you need to get that play written!
- Pitching: developing your initial idea
- Characters: the vehicles for your story
- Dialogue: working out how your characters speak to each other
- Structure: building your act structure
- Scenes: mapping out the beats of your story
Requirements: Suitable for all writers who have an idea for a play and want to write a first draft. Beginners welcome. You will need a bring your rough idea with you in the form of a half-page outline.
Date: Saturday 16 April 2016 from 10.30am – 5pm
Location: Theatre Delicatessen – 119 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3DA (nearest tube: Farringdon)
Cost: £90 for the full day workshop (lunch not included)
Please note: places are limited and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis, so early booking is advisable.
Kimberley Andrews is a playwright with an MA in Text & Performance Studies from RADA/ Kings College London. Her writing credits include commissions from the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Wolverhampton University. She has also developed work with the Manchester Royal Exchange and All the Rage Theatre. Kimberley has written and produced her own work at the Hen & Chickens Theatre in Islington as part of comedy collective, Wet Lettuce. She was shortlisted for the BBC Drama Writers’ Academy in 2012 and was then selected by BBC to participate in a training academy for day-time soap Doctors, resulting in writing a trial script for the show. Kimberley has worked as a playwriting tutor at RADA and currently works as a freelance script consultant.
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