REPOST- April De Angelis on Ambition, Scale, Honesty & Imagination
On 1 March 2017 : 6.00pm – 8.00pm, the Bruntwood Prize hosted a live online workshop with award-winning playwright April De Angelis on writing for…
On 23 March, 6pm-8pm 2017 the Bruntwood Prize hosted a live online workshop with writer for film, theatre and TV Rachel De-Lahey.
The aim of this workshop is to inspire, provoke, challenge and support playwrights to create new work. As well as helping to kick-start your writing, the award-winning writer will look at the function and purpose of character. How are theatrical and dramatically active characters created? How do you write characters who change and go on a journey? Rachel will also explore writing dialogue that is dramatic, flows, and contains information in a way that isn’t expositional.
Rachel’s debut THE WESTBRIDGE premiered at the Royal Court in 2011 and went on to win the 2012 Writers Guild Award for Best Play as well as the 2011 Alfred Fagon Award. Rachel followed this up with ROUTES, which opened Vicky Featherstone’s first season at the Royal Court in 2013. The play went on to earn Rachel the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Awards 2013. Rachel’s third full-length play CIRLCES debuted at Birmingham Rep and transferred to the Tricycle Theatre. In 2015, the Bush commissioned Rachel to write a monologue for Black Lives, Black Words. The monologue became MY WHITE BEST FRIEND, which eventually went on to become template for Rachel to collaborate with and commission a number of established and emerging voices in theatre under the Bunker and the Royal Court.
In television, Rachel has collaborated with Jack Thorne on Channel 4’s KIRI and Netflix’s THE EDDY. She has written on episodes of THE FEED and NOUGHTS AND CROSSES, as well as developing and adapting material of her own with various production companies in the UK and the US.