How To Write Short Plays That Win – LPW Workshop

Are you writing and sending out short plays without the success you had hoped? Do you want to take your craft of writing short plays to the next level?

During this intensive half-day session, LPB Director & Playwright A.C. Smith will lead a practical workshop in the art of the short play, drawing on her experience of winning short play competitions from the RSC and Soho Theatre.

Many writers at the beginning of their careers start with short plays, and with good reason – this form is ideal for developing craft and creativity. And as seen every week on this blog, there are a large number of opportunities for short pieces, making it much easier to get your work produced and get the experience of seeing your writing onstage.

There is no formula for writing the perfect short play, but there are tips and tricks to help you get the most out of this form. This workshop will examine what makes a great short play, and how to help your work stand out from the crowd. The workshop will culminate with a creative exercise where you put these ideas to work practically, developing the framework for an exciting short piece that is uniquely you.

(Please note that this workshop is focused on the creative and artistic process of writing short plays, and will not cover script formatting & submission. If you’d like to cover this topic, we recommend booking for our Intro To Script Formatting workshop which be offered free of charge earlier on the same day.)

Who this workshop is for

This workshop is open to all.  Please bring a notebook and pen.

There is no need to prepare anything in advance, but if there is a short play writing opportunity you would like to write for, you are encouraged to bring a copy of the brief with you. (Please be sure to choose an opportunity you have NOT yet started writing for, as we will be starting from the brainstorming stage.)

When and where

Date and time: Saturday 24 September 2016 from 2-5pm

Venue:  Diorama Arts Studios, 201 Drummond Street, London, NW1 3FE (nearest tube: Warren Street/Euston Square)

Cost: £41

How to book

Please click the link below to book your place:

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Places are reserved on a  strictly first come first serve basis, so early booking is advised.

About the Workshop Leader

A.C. Smith is a scriptwriter and songwriter.  She is a Playwriting Tutor on the MA Text & Performance at RADA, where she previously served as Head of Academic Studies.  She has won awards for her writing from the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Soho Theatre, and has also been shortlisted for the Kevin Spacey Foundation Artists of Choice Awards and the Perfect Pitch Award as a lyricist/librettist for musical theatre.  Her writing has been performed at the Soho Theatre, HighTide, RADA, Southwark Playhouse, Theatre503, and Pleasance Theatre, among others. She is currently a member of the Bush Theatre’s Emerging Writers Group. She has worked at First Born Films as Development Executive, working on new feature film projects, and has worked as a writer/dramaturg with physical theatre & dance projects with Theatre Re, Ciemulator Dance Theatre, and Jorge Crecis. She is Co-Founder & Director of London Playwrights’ Blog.

Photo Credit: Sean MacEntee via Flickr Commons CC License

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2 thoughts on “How To Write Short Plays That Win – LPW Workshop”

  1. Hi I have booked for this workshop but don’t know where it is taking place can you tell me where the venue is please.

    many thanks

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