This workshop took place on 23 March, 6pm-8pm 2017
In her workshop, 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 De-Lahay most recent play Circles, for which she won the Pearson Award to write, and won the Catherine Johnson Award from Channel 4, transferred to the Tricycle Theatre in London after a sellout run at Birmingham Rep. Her last play Routes opened at the Royal Court in September 2013. For this, Rachel won the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2013. It followed her first play, The Westbridge which was also produced at the Royal Court and went on to win the 2012 Writers Guild Award for Best Play, as well as coming joint first for the 2011 Alfred Fagon Award.
Rachel is currently developing her first two features; one with Film Four and Independent Films for which she was picked as Screen Star of Tomorrow 2013, and the other with Andrew Eaton. She has also written an afternoon play, Carnival, which was aired on BBC Radio 4 and is developing brand new content for both Channel Four, Netflix and Sky Atlantic. Her co-created and co-written, Last Hours of Laura K – the BAFTA nominated, multi-platform, 24-hour murder mystery – is still available on the BBC taster website.