Scenes are what we use to tell our story on stage, they are the building blocks of narrative, provide structure and are the vehicle by which we reveal character. So what do we need to think about when writing scenes? How do they help us with our storytelling? What are the regular pitfalls that we might encounter? What are the elements of each scene that are vital? In a relaxed online workshop environment we will explore scene building through the work of established playwrights, with a variety of writing exercises to help us think about how each scene should work within the play.
This workshop is open to playwrights of all levels. Beginners may get more from the workshop than more experienced playwrights, but everyone with an interest is welcome.
About the facilitator.
Sharon is a playwright, dramaturge and Creative Director of Raucous, a Bristol-based theatre company that fuses performance, music, film and creative technology. Until recently she was Literary Producer at Bristol Old Vic and has worked with Theatre 503, National Theatre Studio, the Arcola, the New Diorama, Theatre West, Bath Theatre Royal, Sherman Cymru and Watford Palace Theatre. In 2017 she worked with Aardman Animations on the BBC virtual reality film, Is Anna Okay? She is a resident at the Pervasive Media Studio, Associate Artist at the egg, Bath and lecturer at Bath Spa University. She was awarded a Bruntwood Judge’s Prize in 2017 and her plays have been shortlisted for the Yale Drama Prize, the National Theatre Playwright’s Award and the PapaTango Prize. In 2018 she was awarded a Fellowship with the South West Creative Technology Network exploring advancements in immersion and performance and in 2019 she was made a Royal Shakespeare Company/Magic Leap Digital Fellow.