THEATRICALITY AND IMAGERY – PHIL PORTER
Tuesday 17 February 2015 – 6pm – 8pm
Join award-winning playwright Phil Porter for a practical workshop to explore what makes a play theatrical, how to create truly theatrical imagery through your writing and ways to capture and push the audience’s imagination.
To accompany this online workshop, they will be providing handouts, which will be available to view on the website soon.
The online workshop will take place via www.ustream.tv/channel/bruntwood-prize.
Phil Porter is a playwright, screenwriter and librettist. He was a winner of the 2005 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting for The Cracks in My Skin. His plays include The Christmas Truce (Royal Shakespeare Company), Blink (Soho Theatre / Nabokov), The Cracks In My Skin (Manchester Royal Exchange), Here Lies Mary Spindler (Royal Shakespeare Company) and Stealing Sweets And Punching People (Theatre 503 and Off-Broadway). He adapted Hungarian playwright Janos Hay’s The Stonewatcher for The National Theatre and edited Middleton’s A Mad World, My Masters and Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Pericles for the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has also written several plays for young people. These include Cinderella and The Flying Machine (Unicorn) and Smashed Eggs (Pentabus, Brian Way award). Collaborations with composer Martin Ward include The Whale Savers (W11 Opera 2009), Doctor Quimpugh (Petersham Playhouse), Skitterbang Island (Polka) and Pinocchio (Royal Opera House / BBC4). Current projects include a new play for Plymouth Theatre Royal.
Source: Bruntwood Prize Opportunities