RADA Shortcourses: Advances in Scriptwriting

  • Dates 14 Feb – 3 Apr 2020 (8 weeks)
  • Time Fridays evenings, 6.30-9.30pm
  • Cost £400
  • Ages 18+
  • Location London, WC1

RADA has been offering Advances in Scriptwriting annually for over 20 years.

The course provides original approaches to essential techniques such as making a scene, subtext, use of time/place, and structure. There is a high level of imaginative but accessible class exercises, but minimal homework.

The course is run by Paul Sirrett. Paul is a freelance Dramaturg. He was Soho Theatre’s Literary Manager, 1994-2001; the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Dramaturg, 2001-2005; Associate Dramaturg of the Ambassador’s Theatre Group from 2012-2018. He currently works as a script consultant for Trafalgar Entertainment.

Entry requirements: 

This is not a beginners’ class. It is aimed at writers who have had one or two of their films/plays produced, or are having serious interest shown in their work by producers or agents.

Applications for the course must be accompanied by evidence of serious consideration of one of the applicant’s full-length scripts by a producing company or literary agent (very specifically requesting to be sent a copy of their next script) plus a copy of the script.

How to apply:

Please send your CV, evidence of serious consideration, and the script you’d like to work on to:

Email sallypower@rada.ac.uk

Or a paper copy to:

Sally Power
RADA, 62-64 Gower Street,
London, WC1E 6ED
United Kingdom

Deadline: not applicable 

Source: direct contact

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