Anna Jordan on script readers: Make their hearts sing, not sink.
Script readers are the unsung heroes of playwriting competitions. Bruntwood has three phases of reading before the longlist of 100 plays is chosen. In 2015…
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Anna Jordan joined us live on Tuesday 19 May from 6.00pm – 8.00pm for our fifth and final writers workshop of 2015. Read the Storify here and watch the workshop below.
Watch winner of the 2013 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, Anna Jordan, looking at the work of re-drafting your script. Anna looks at techniques to help you prepare your script and challenge you to interrogate what makes something theatrical. She explores the Prize strapline “Create Your Own Stage” in terms of creating a text for performance and will look at the journey of her award-winning play YEN from winning the Prize to the critically acclaimed production at the Royal Exchange Theatre.
Watch the other 2015 livestream workshops here: