MASTERPOST- ALL 2022 Livestream workshops
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On Tuesday 28 April 2015 The Bruntwood Prize hosted a livestream online workshop with Dawn Walton on DIALOGUE AND SUBTEXT.
This workshop with award-winning director Dawn Walton, Artistic Director of Eclipse Theatre Company, explores what it means to write for actors, to give space in your writing for the drama to emerge and to question how you might convey subtext, emotion and dramatic action through your dialogue. Through a series of exercises and discussion, this workshop explores techniques to make the most of the skills an actor can bring to your work.
On 23 March, 6pm-8pm 2017 the Bruntwood Prize hosted a live online workshop with writer for film, theatre and TV Rachel De-Lahey.
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, the award-winning writer will look at the function and purpose of character. How are theatrical and dramatically active characters created? How do you write characters who change and go on a journey? Rachel will also explore writing dialogue that is dramatic, flows, and contains information in a way that isn’t expositional.
In this workshop Winsome and the playwrights explore the idea of the “big” play. Using discussion, playtexts and exercises you will experience how your work is enhanced when it moves between the domestic and the epic. Starting with character we will examine how “ordinary” people react to and are affected by huge political events.
In this workshop Winsome will ask you to begin with a character who is different to yourself. Some questions to consider:
There’s also loads of tasks, guidance and inspiration to be found in the Bruntwood Prize Toolkits