Introduction to Playwriting Workshop with Papatango and Ideastap

Papatango Theatre Company is hosting two playwriting masterclasses for 24 budding writers. They will be led by Papatango’s resident playwright May Sumbwanyambe. Twelve writers will attend each workshop.

These masterclasses will introduce you to the fundamentals of playwriting, such as character, narrative, structure, theatricality, dialogue, theme, plot and atmosphere.

The judges of this brief are looking for IdeasTap members with a passion for writing plays combined with a clear vision and ambition.

May is writer in residence with Papatango on a BBC Theatre Fellowship. He has previously been stationed at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Liverpool Playhouse, and Hull Truck Theatre.  Papatango’s artistic director George Turvey will also be present to offer guidance on how to present your play in the best light when submitting to companies, venues and competitions.  Papatango’s plays have transferred worldwide, won National Theatre, Critics’ Circle and Off West End Theatre awards, and gone on to premiere with Out of Joint and the RSC.

The masterclasses will take place at IdeasTap. The dates are Friday 16 May and Tuesday 20 May, 10am to 2pm on both days.

How to apply:  Applications can be made via the Ideastap Brief.  (Note: You need an Ideastap profile to apply.)

Deadline:  9 May 2014 at 5pm

Source:  @Playwriting_UK

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