Date and Time
Sat, 16 November 2019
13:30 – 16:30 GMT
The opening scenes of your play is vital to kickstart the storytelling. What gives a play opening punch? What do we have to consider when building the first ten pages that has real impact for an audience and possible commissioners? How do we make our audience forget the world outside? This session will include examples of great opening scenes, discussion and exploration of character and pace.
Sharon is a playwright and Creative Director of Raucous, a 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 was awarded a Bruntwood Judge’s Prize in 2017 and in 2019 she was made a Royal Shakespeare Company/Magic Leap Digital Fellow.