WHY WRITE? A Toolkit round up by Dramaturg Suzanne Bell
As we navigate these changing times, we need to recognise and bring compassion to the journey we are on and the challenges we face. At…
We hope our Toolkit Series 2 series has offered insights into thinking about different ways your stories might reach people, while still holding dear the unique power of theatre. While so much of the power of theatre comes from sharing an experience in a space, audio plays are a rich and vital way to share theatre writing.
We’ve a host of workshops and blogs from writers which might be helpful to you to develop your writing for audio. To kick off Bruntwood Judges Award winner (and the first person to win both the Imison and Tinniswood Awards for his audio drama COMMENT IS FREE) offers a workshop on why you might want to write for audio
You can also read more from James in his blog from our Toolkit Series 1 ‘Form, Content and Structure- It’s not what you say it’s the way you say it’
Next up from our Toolkit series 2- we asked poet and playwright Amanda Dalton to discuss adapting existing works. Amanda’ playwriting began in radio and she writes regularly for BBC Radio 3 and 4 – including a number of original dramas and adaptations
Also in our Toolkit Series 2 we asked some creatives on how they explore using creative technology in their writing. This piece by immersive entertainment company Swamp Motel, works though the free resources available to us to support our writing for audience
Looking for more Inspiration?
Bruntwood Prize winner Tim Foley is also a successful writer for audio (with Big Finish and his podcast- North West Footwear Database) For our Toolkit Series 1 Tim asks us- What is a Theatrical Story?
Of course, sitting down to write an audio play is just like any other piece of writing- why not start at the beginning with our Page to Stage Toolkit series 1? The sessions cover character, story, dialogue, structure, theatricality and re-drafting.