We were planning on running this workshop in London in June, but as this has been postponed, we we will now be running an online version of it via Zoom! The in person version will still take place, hopefully in October, depending on the Covid-19 guidelines.
The Zoom version will take place on Saturday 20 June 2020 at 11am -12.30pm
It will cost £10 for non members and £8 for members (not a member yet? Sign up here!)
(You can do this workshop as a standalone or perhaps it will inspire you to come to the in person version later in the year!)
This workshop with Emily Garside will introduce you to the fundamentals of musical theatre writing. Beginning with structure, and how it differs from playwrighting, we will explore how musicals work and how you can begin using those tools to develop your own. The workshop will help you to begin you thinking about creating and structuring your own musical theatre project.
Who’s it for: This course is ideal for playwrights looking to explore writing for musical theatre, as well as lyricists/composers who want to explore working in the genre. Music notation and composition skills are not necessary as this is a course focused on the creative exploration and practicalities.
Date: 20 June 2020
Cost: £10 non members/ £8 members
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. We’ll send out a link to participants to join the Zoom meeting on the morning of the workshop.
Deadline: not applicable, but places are allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Emily Garside is a playwright, dramaturg and academic and by day Arts Marketeer! A specialist in Musical theatre from an academic point of view, her PhD looked at the history of musical theatre and she has since worked on history and analysis of musicals for various publications. Emily is also a dramaturg who has worked on a variety of projects both plays and musical theatre. As Chair of the board for Taking Flight theatre Emily also has expertise in accessible/inclusive theatre an integrated BSL/Captioning. A graduate of RADA and University of Nottingham. She has produced work with Clock Tower Theatre, Freerayne Productions, Dirty Protest Theatre and The Other Room. And her play Don’t Send Flowers has toured to Cardiff, Wolverhampton and Manchester. Emily works regularly with The Arena Theatre Wolverhampton and is a writer for the 14/48 theatre festival there. She has taught Theatre at Cardiff Metropolitan University, the University of South Wales and Wolverhampton University.