As playwrights, we have to pitch in many different ways: from an interview for a writer development programme to a meeting with a producer to a friend asking ‘what are you writing at the moment?’
During this two hour session , LPW Director Kimberley Andrews will work through a range of practical exercises designed to build your confidence and polish up your pitch.
Throughout the workshop, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to pitch your ideas in different ways; you’ll look at the differences in approaches to pitching – from loglines to blurbs to simply having a conversation about your play (as you might with a Literary Manager). Through group feedback, you’ll improve your pitching skills and gain some new insights into your idea.
Why is pitching important?
A good pitch is about more than trying to sell your play; it’s also about making sure you have a solid idea that you are confident is well-developed. And it’s being able to speak about that idea with passion and conviction. It’s also about more than a few catchy sentences, you’ll need to be able to answer the questions, which will inevitably be thrown at you, with ease and clarity.
There’s no doubt about it – pitching is daunting and can push even the most extrovert of writers out of their comfort zone. But it’s also essential if you want to get your work on stage! That’s where this workshop comes in…
Who this workshop is for : As long as you have an idea to pitch, this class is suitable for all levels.
Preparation: you will need to bring in a written half page pitch of your idea. Please note that without this, you’ll find it difficult to participate in some of the exercises.
Date: Saturday 20 February 2021 10am-12pm
Cost: £13 non members/ £9 members (not a member yet? Sign up here!)
Deadline: not applicable but places are filled on a first come first serve basis and bookings close 48 before the workshop begins.
Kimberley is a playwright and dramaturg. She has had work produced at the Birmingham Rep and has developed work with Wolverhampton University, All the Rage Theatre, Luton Culture, and RADA, as well as participating in writers’ programmes at the Manchester Royal Exchange the BBC . 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.info