How do you pack a punch in your opening scene? How much information should you give your audience? And what does it take to hook the reader from the very first page?
When you submit your play to theatres or competitions, the first few pages are everything – the opening scene is your chance to show off your skills and ensure the reader wants to read more! In this 90 minute Zoom workshop with playwright and dramaturg, Kimberley Andrews, you will discover what makes opening scenes successful and by contrast, what might make the reader give up on the play.
Preparation: there will be a short preparatory exercise ahead of the session
Who is this for? this workshop is suitable for new writers who have either started writing or completed a first draft of a play.
Cost: £10 non members/ £8 members
Date and time: Saturday 26 February 2021 10am-11.30am
Deadline: not applicable but places are booked on a first come first serve basis. We can’t guarantee booking forms received less than 24 hours before the workshop starts will be processed on time, so please book early!
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Kimberley is a playwright and dramaturg. She has had work produced at the Birmingham Rep and has developed work with the Manchester Royal Exchange, Wolverhampton University, All the Rage Theatre, Luton Culture, and RADA . She has also written and produced comedy sketch shows on the London Fringe. As a dramaturg, she has worked on short films for BBC ideas, tutored playwriting MA students at RADA, and works as a freelance script consultant. As well as managing the organisational side of London Playwrights’ Workshop, Kimberley focuses on Writer Development, creating content and resources for emerging writers, and leading workshops. Website: kimberleyandrews.me