On Tuesday 28 April, 6.00pm – 8.00pm, the Bruntwood Prize hosted the fourth live online workshop with Dawn Walton with DIALOGUE AND SUBTEXT.
This workshop with award-winning director Dawn Walton, Artistic Director of Eclipse Theatre Company, explores what it means to write for actors, to give space in your writing for the drama to emerge and to question how you might convey subtext, emotion and dramatic action through your dialogue. Through a series of exercises and discussion, this workshop explores techniques to make the most of the skills an actor can bring to your work.
These workshops are to inspire, provoke, challenge and support playwrights to create new work to submit for the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting.
Dawn Walton began her directing career at the Royal Court Theatre, going on to be awarded the first Jerwood Young Director’s Award at the Young Vic. After a year as Acting Head of Studio-National Theatre Dawn formed eclipse theatre company ltd in 2010. Previous theatre productions include, The Letter -Lyrikal Fearta (Sadlers Wells). For eclipse theatre:One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show, The Hounding Of David Oluwale (TMA: Best Director nomination); Michael X. For Royal Court Theatre:Oxford Street (Olivier Awards Nomination); 93.2fm; Drag-On; The Shining. For Young Vic Theatre:Winners; The Blacks. For Sheffield Theatres: There’s Only One Wayne Matthews. Also Urban Legend (Liverpool Everyman), Effie May (Oval House), Glow (Theatre Centre), The Changeling (Mamamissi Productions), Strings (Clean Break), Of Mice and Men (Southwark Playhouse), Splinters (Talawa). Dawn recently developed produced and directed ‘10by10’ a series of 10 short film dramas for the digital arts platform The Space (ACE/BBC)
Watch the previous 3 workshops here: