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Performance Writing: Devising Theatre for Well Known Stimuli

This exciting and educational four workshops focuses on performance writing for a diverse range of styles. These include, devising theatre from well-known stimuli, verbatim theatre that tackles current and topical affairs, performance writing for a solo performer and writing for children. The course aims to develop, craft and refine ideas whilst getting pen to paper! The workshop will run in the following way:

Devising Theatre from well-known stimuli

-          What makes an interesting and well known story?

-          The study and critical evaluation of well written short scripts

-          How do established playwrights engage and hook an audience?

-          Developing your own idea

-          Devising techniques

-          A fresh perspective to worlds and genres that provoke questioning and thought

-          Beginnings and endings; knowing where your story is going and why it is being told

-          ‘Hitting the ground running’

-          Stripping back ideas and story planning (exposition, setting and so on)

-          Finding meaning in the middle; piecing together the twists and turns that blossom within your story

 

 A small glass of wine, tea, coffee or soft drink is included in the cost of the workshop.

  • Performance Writing: Devising Theatre for Well Known Stimuli

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