Tamasha New Writing Masterclass
with Fin Kennedy: Playwriting with teenagers
Date: Saturday 18 April 2015 from 10.30am to 5pm
Venue: Rich Mix, E2 6LA
This one day course for those new to working with young people examines the process of co-creating plays with groups of teenagers in a school or youth theatre environment. The morning will look at the playwright as workshop leader, generating ideas with a group through creative exercises, both written and impro-based, which the playwright then takes the lead in scripting. The afternoon will look at supporting teenagers to do their own script writing.
The workshop will suit emerging professional playwrights with an interest in working in schools, PGCE Drama teachers-in-training and established Drama teachers and youth theatre leaders looking to refresh or hone their skills in playwriting and teaching playwriting. The workshop will include a case study of Fin Kennedy’s pioneering work at Mulberry School for Girls in Tower Hamlets, with an insight into the creative exercises behind two volumes of award-winning plays. Participants will be left with a suite of imaginative playwriting exercises to take away and apply in their own work, and a practical exercise within the session will work towards structuring a Scheme of Work for a playwriting course for young people.
This opportunity is open to artists from all cultural backgrounds.
This intensive workshop is for up to 12 emerging or aspiring playwrights who are interested in exploring working with young people, and who have a strong interest in stories that are often left untold. They particularly welcome applications from writers with diverse cultural experiences.
Course fee: The workshop fee is £60 for the day.
Payment must be received in advance, upon confirmation that you have been allocated a place. Please also note that if you cancel your place on or after Monday 13th April 2015 then they will be unable to refund you the full amount.
What to submit: Applications should include:
1 A statement of interest, one side of A4 max outlining your interest in this workshop and relevant experience
2 A copy of your current CV if you have one. This does not have to specifically refer to your writing interests.
3 A completed New Writing Data Form (download here) and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (download here)
How to apply: Applications should be sent with Writing for Teenagers Masterclass in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: Monday 13 April 2015 at midday