Playwright Sam Holcroft leads this one-off playwriting workshop. The focus of this day is the challenging task of re-drafting and is aimed at those who have written a first draft of a play and are at the early stages of their playwriting. Using various exercises participants will look at the re-writing process, generating and capturing new ideas, creating effective turning points, character development and the basic principles of story and structure.
Sam Holcroft graduated from Edinburgh University with First Class Honours in Developmental Biology. She then left the academic world to pursue playwriting. Her ﬁrst play, Cockroach, was performed at Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre in 2008, and has been followed by a series of ambitious, challenging, plays, including While You Lie, Edgar & Annabel, Dancing Bears Pink, an adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya and The Wardrobe. She won the Tom Erhardt Award for up-and-coming writers in 2009 and the prestigious 2014 Windham Campbell Prize for Literature in the Drama category.
How to apply: Applicants need to demonstrate a passion for writing and theatre, and an ambition to develop their playwriting. Places will be allocated on the strength of applications. Twenty places are available, including a limited number of bursary places.
To apply please complete this form by Friday 20 February.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
Participants must be aged 18 or over.
Deadline: Friday 20 February 2014