Getting ready to submit to a competition? Agent? Theatre? First, make sure your script is really ready to go!
Rough to Ready (Re-drafting with Kimberley Andrews) is an intensive course which will equip writers with everything they need to write a killer second draft. The script you submit is representative of you as a writer – and this course will ensure that you’re presenting the very best version of your script.
Course content: the course takes place over two intensive all day (Saturday) sessions. There is a two-week break in between sessions to allow for re-writes.
With a focus on sharing work with the group, writers will gain the rigorous feedback needed to improve their work. Sessions will take writers through the re-drafting process, tackling in detail the essentials for writing a submission worthy script, including:
- Hooking the reader with the first 10 pages.
- Tackling the re-drafting of difficult scenes.
- Using structure to tell the most interesting version of your story.
- Polishing your script to a professional standard.
Requirements: this class is suitable for new writers but it’s essential that you have a completed first draft of a play to participate; very rough drafts are welcome, as the long as the play is written as a full script, rather than in note form. If you have any queries about the requirements, please email workshops@londonplaywrights blog.com
Course Dates: Saturday 13th May, Saturday 27th May (10am-5pm)
Location: Theatre Delicatessen Studios, 30 Marsh Wall, Isle of Dogs, London E14 9TP (nearest tube: Canary Wharf)
Kimberley Andrews is a playwright who has worked as a freelance script consultant, and playwriting tutor at RADA. She has 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.
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