REPOST- April De Angelis on Ambition, Scale, Honesty & Imagination

On 1 March 2017 : 6.00pm – 8.00pm, the Bruntwood Prize hosted a live online workshop with award-winning playwright April De Angelis on writing for the stage with Ambition, Scale, Honesty & Imagination

The aim of this workshop is to inspire, provoke, challenge and support playwrights to create new work As well as helping to kick-start your writing, this workshop will also explore ideas to inspire you, questions to ask yourself when starting your play, and practical tips on developing your ideas, as well as exploring what makes a theatrical character and how to take your characters, and your audience, on a truly memorable and imaginative journey.

April is an acclaimed writer whose extensive theatre and radio work encompasses many different scales of production. In her live-streamed workshop she will explore engaging with the audience’s imagination and writing female parts.



April De Angelis is an acclaimed writer whose extensive theatre work includes After Electra, Theatre Royal Plymouth & Tricycle Theatre 2015; Jumpy, Royal Court 2011 & Duke of York’s Theatre 2012, Melbourne and Sydney 2015; Rune for New Vic Theatre Stoke 2015; Playhouse Creatures recently revived at Chichester 2013; Gastronauts 2013, Royal Court Upstairs; The Life And Times Of Fanny Hill, Bristol old Vic 2015. April has also written the libretto for Flight music by Jonathan Dove for Glyndebourne Opera and The Silent Twins libretto, which was set to music by Errollyn Wallen, Almeida Theatre, 2007.

April’s work for radio includes an adaptation of Life in the Tomb for BBC Radio 3 in 2014, a serialisation of Peyton Place, Visitants for BBC Radio 4, and The Outlander for Radio 5 (which won the Writer’s Guild Award in 1992). TV work includes a BFI / Channel 4 commission, Aristophanes.



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11 Sep 2020


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