REPOST- Online Workshop with Simon Stephens

On Tuesday 17 March 2015 the Bruntwood Prize hosted a live online workshop with award-winning playwright Simon Stephens on the subject ‘Dramatic Action’. Watch it below now!

Simon Stephens’ workshop explored how to create a sense of urgency and momentum in your writing, intense interaction between your characters and to give your audience a theatrical journey and unique experience.  Through exercises and discussion, this workshop explored techniques to make your work come to life. Read the audience comments.

Read a transcript of the Simon Stephens workshop here

To make the most of this online workshop, please have a look at this supporting Handout.

 

 

Simon Stephens was Chair of the Judges for the 2011 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting and is a multi-award-winning playwright.  His plays include Birdland, Wastwater, Motortown, Country Music, Herons, and Bluebird (Royal Court); Blindsided (Manchester Royal Exchange); Seawall (National Theatre/Paines Plough); Three Kingdoms (Lyric/No99 Theatre, Estonia/Munich Playhouse, Germany); A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky (Lyric Hammersmith); Marine Parade (with Mark Eitzel, Brighton Festival); The Trial of Ubu (Hampstead/Toneelgroep, Amsterdam); Morning, T5 and Heaven (Traverse); Punk Rock (Lyric and Manchester Royal Exchange); Sea Wall (Bush/ Traverse); Harper Regan (National); Pornography (Tricycle/Traverse/Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hanover); On the Shore of the Wide World (National/Manchester Royal Exchange – Olivier Award for Best New Play); Port (National Theatre/Manchester Royal Exchange). Adaptations include The Cherry Orchard, A Doll’s House and I Am the Wind (Young Vic). Radio includes Digging and Five Letters Home to Elizabeth. TV includes Carmen Disruption (Deutsche Scauspielhaus, Hamburg); Cargese (Sky Arts); Dive (with Dominic Savage) and Pornography. Simon is an Associate Artist of the Lyric Hammersmith.

 

 

31 Jul 2020

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  1. SO excited for this. He is the voice of a generation, and I’m ready to soak up each word.

    by Diane
    5:28 pm, 1 Mar 2015
  2. what a hero

    by alice
    5:38 pm, 10 Mar 2015
  3. cant wait

    by alice
    5:39 pm, 10 Mar 2015
  4. that’s a 5am start where I am but I’ll be there! (albeit in bed)

    by Brooke
    5:59 am, 14 Mar 2015
    1. Hi
      See you there! We are excited! And don’t forget to join in on twitter @bruntwoodprize
      Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting

      by Suzanne Bell
      10:59 am, 16 Mar 2015
  5. Can anybody tell me – will this video be available online at a later date in case I sleep through my alarm? Thank you

    by Brooke
    6:03 am, 14 Mar 2015
    1. Hi,
      Thank you for your enquiry. As with the previous workshops, a video of the workshop will be available to download on the website approximately a week after broadcast. Nothing quite like the live experience though! Hope you can join us!
      Best wishes
      Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting

      by Suzanne Bell
      10:58 am, 16 Mar 2015
  6. Can’t wait to do this, his plays are mesmerizing.

    by AC
    9:02 am, 14 Mar 2015
    1. Hi
      We are excited as well! Looking forward to tomorrow! And don’t forget to join in over twitter @bruntwoodprize
      See you there!
      Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting

      by Suzanne Bell
      10:59 am, 16 Mar 2015
  7. Looks good!

    Will the workshop be available for viewing afterwards?

    by Ed
    5:13 pm, 15 Mar 2015
    1. Hi

      A video of the workshop will be available to watch on-line approximately a week after the workshop – nothing quite like the live experience though!

      Hope you can join us and join in the conversation on twitter @bruntwoodprize

      See you there!

      Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting

      by Suzanne Bell
      11:08 am, 16 Mar 2015
  8. I wasn’t able to watch the live workshop but I have just watched the recording of it now. It is absolutely awesome. Some of the insights have been astounding. Many thanks. (P.S. I promise I am not Simon’s mum!)

    by Aleksandra
    11:10 pm, 1 Apr 2015
    1. Hi

      Really glad you enjoyed it and found it useful!

      The next live-streamed workshop will be on 28th April so keep checking back!

      Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting

      by Suzanne Bell
      8:38 am, 2 Apr 2015