"When I was a young, aspiring playwright, I often felt at a loss as to how to begin to structure my ideas and characters. At school, when we read plays and wrote essays, we had to analyse Hamlet without learning how to "suit the action to the word, the word to the action" ourselves! Many contemporary playwrights begin their careers by reading other work or trying to use complicated computer programmes. In this seminar, we will look at some ideas for structure and form that can work for beginners to experienced writers."
Topics will include:
Developing characters with their own distinct voices
Use and inclusion of stage directions
Are the setting, props and costumes important?
Editing and rewriting
Rachel Creeger is a prolific director of British new writing, most recently the tour and Edinburgh run of Mancunian Rhapsody by Debra Tammer. Personal writer/director credits include An Insomniac's Guide To Ambulances, Paying Attention (DYSPLA Festival), Staffroom and many commissioned plays for children. Rachel is a dramaturge and regularly works with writers and performers on developing their material. As Time2Shine Productions she delivers school workshops and helps community groups devise original theatre from concept to performance. Part of the team behind the awards nominated Othello Peckham and Hamlet Peckham, Rachel hosts monthly comedy night ‘Upstairs at the Adam and Eve!’ in North London and is currently working on her new play Our Still Waters.
Minimum/Maximum No. Participants: 6/14
Cost: 390 NIS for one seminar; 700 NIS for any two full-day seminars. This includes light snacks and tea/coffee, not lunch.
Location: Talbiya, Jerusalem (more details upon registration).
Registration: Sign up below and we will be in touch. Payment can be made via check/cheque or bank transfer prior to the seminar or in exact change on the day.
Cancellation policy: If you cancel within four days of the class and your place cannot be filled, you will be asked to cover the total cost of the seminar.