*Please note: we are no longer taking bookings for this workshop**
Is structuring a play really as daunting as it’s made out to be? Is the five act structure the enemy of the free-thinking playwright? Should we map out the structure of a play before writing it?
All too often, we see structure as something we need to impose on our work – a mechanical challenge that threatens to stifle our creativity. But what if we said structure is simply already there, in even the most basic of stories? They key to unlocking it is identifying the seeds that are already present, and bringing these out to make sure you tell the very best version of your story.
In this half day workshop, you will get grips with how structure works. Through practical creative exercises and group discussion you will unravel the basis of structure and discover how it can help you as a playwright. You’ll also have the chance to structure your own idea and to gain valuable feedback from the group.
Who This Workshop is For
This workshop is designed for early career writers who are currently working on an idea but want to know more about developing the structure of their piece.
You’ll need to bring in a one page outline of your idea in order to participate in the exercises. More details will be sent in advance of the workshop (although if you want additional details before booking, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
When and where
When: Saturday 11 February 2017 from 10am-1pm
Location: Theatre Delicatessen Studios, 30 Marsh Wall, London E14 9TP (nearest tube: Canary Wharf)
How to book
Places are reserved on a strictly first come first serve basis, so early booking is advised.
About the Workshop Leader
Kimberley Andrews is a playwright with an MA in Text & Performance Studies from RADA/ Kings College London. Her writing credits include commissions from the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Wolverhampton University. She has also developed work with the Manchester Royal Exchange and All the Rage Theatre. Kimberley has written and produced her own work at the Hen & Chickens Theatre in Islington as part of comedy collective, Wet Lettuce. She was shortlisted for the BBC Drama Writers’ Academy in 2012 and was then selected by BBC to participate in a training academy for day-time soap Doctors, resulting in writing a trial script for the show. Kimberley has worked as a playwriting tutor at RADA and currently works as a freelance script consultant.
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