October 29th, November 5th, 12th
Good writing is really good editing. But what does that entail and how do you do it? Join me for a three week course which will bring you and your script through the editing process. You will gain a set of tools and questions to aid you in the redrafting process. Not everyone can have the luxury of working with a dramaturg, but you can certainly train yourself to give yourself constructive criticism.
- Workshop sessions will not be recorded.
- They are unable to issue refunds.
- All listed times are UK BST/GMT
- You will automatically be sent a workshop registration link upon booking.
Week One: Structure and Style
You will investigate different play structures, identify what kinds of narratives you are trying to tell and help make sure your story has clarity.
Week Two: Character Development and Voice
You will delve into character and communication in scenes. You will address text and subtext and be rigorous about authorial voice versus character voice.
Week Three: Where do we go from here?
Sasha Wilson will read and provide individual feedback on the scripts and answer any questions which have arisen over the previous two weeks of the course.
Intended for students who have a draft of a play already written. Over the course of these three weeks you will complete a pass through of your script, engage your critical thinking and equip yourself with a set of skills to apply to future work and a roadmap for where to take the draft as you continue to work on it.
About Instructor Sasha Wilson
Sasha Wilson is an American/Bulgarian actor, writer and Co-Artistic Director of the multi-award winning Out Of The Forest Theatre (“I would hardwire Out Of The Forest Theatre to my brain if I could.” – There Ought To Be Clowns). They present plays about events from history that serve as a lens to better understand the present. Their most recent production “The Brief Life and Mysterious Death of Boris III, King of Bulgaria: Part The First” premiered at VAULT Festival 2020 where it won the Origins Award for outstanding new work. Her previous two plays, “Call Me Fury” and “Bury The Hatchet” were nominated and won an Off West End Award for “Best Ensemble.” They both had 3 week runs at the Hope Theatre and “Bury The Hatchet” toured to the US. Sasha has led this workshop series previously at Rose Bruford.