How do you pack a punch in your opening scene? How much information should you give your audience? And what does it take to hook the reader from the very first page?
When you submit your play to theatres or competitions, the first few pages are everything – the opening scene is your chance to show off your skills and ensure the reader wants to read more! In this intensive workshop with playwright and dramaturg, Kimberley Andrews, you will work in a group to discover what makes opening scenes successful and by contrast, what might make the reader give up on the play. You’ll dissect your own opening scene and through group feedback will gain the insight you need to make it a worthy showcase of your play and your writing.
Who is this for? this workshop is suitable for new writers who have either started writing or completed a first draft of a play.
Requirements: no experience is necessary but you will need to bring in a rough draft of your opening scene to work on during the class.
Cost: £50 non members/ £40 members
Date and time: 1 August 2020 10am – 1pm
Location: TBC Central London
Once we have received your application form, we’ll send you a link to pay securely. If you have any questions or do not hear back from us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: not applicable, but places are allocated on a first come first serve basis
Kimberley is a playwright and dramaturg. She has had work produced at the Birmingham Rep and has developed work with the Manchester Royal Exchange, Wolverhampton University, All the Rage Theatre, Luton Culture, and RADA . 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.me