Free Papatango Workshops coming January-March

Papatango has announced several upcoming workshops that are free of charge. (There are also travel bursaries available in cases of financial need for people based outside London). Details – and how to book – listed below!

10am – 11am, Wednesday 31 January 2018, in central London
Thinking of entering the 2018 Papatango New Writing Prize? Then you might want to come to a session on how the Prize works and how submissions are assessed.

11am – 1pm, Saturday 3 February 2018, in central London
Stewart Pringle, winner of the 2017 Papatango New Writing Prize, will explore the concepts of ‘naturalism’ and ‘realism’ in theatre, with a particular focus on dialogue. We’ll be examining examples of contemporary ‘naturalist’ theatre, and considering what the qualities are that we look for in dialogue and characterisation that set these works apart, as well as exploring how we can improve the flow and life-like-ness of dialogue within our own work.

2.30pm – 4.30pm, Monday 12 March 2018, in central London
Want to know how to hook your readers in from the first page? Join our workshop on the opening ten pages of a play, led by Bruntwood Prize Judges’ award winner, Papatango Prize shortlisted writer, and former literary producer at the Bristol Old Vic, Sharon Clark.
Sharon will discuss what we need to consider when kick-starting a script. How do we create impact, how do we establish our world, how do we introduce our characters and how do we entice our audience to leave their day at the door and immerse themselves in the story we want to tell?

How to book: To sign up for any of these workshops, please email with your name and details. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Bursary information: If you’re based outside London and are on a low income or have particular needs that make travel difficult, then you can apply for up to £100 as a travel bursary to access one or both workshops. Please mention this when you apply, and provide an explanation of up to 200 words on why you need a bursary.

Source: Papatango newsletter

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