REPOST- On writing minority stories for a mainstream audience- Vinay Patel
One of the toughest, unexpected challenges I’ve grapple with in my relatively short career as a writer is the concept of neutral narratives. These are…
In this workshop Winsome and the playwrights explore the idea of the “big” play. Using discussion, playtexts and exercises you will experience how your work is enhanced when it moves between the domestic and the epic. Starting with character we will examine how “ordinary” people react to and are affected by huge political events.
In this workshop Winsome will ask you to begin with a character who is different to yourself. Some questions to consider:
You may want to continue to work with the character created in this workshop- Winsome has shared some additional tasks
Winsome Pinnock was born in Islington, North London. She is an award-winning playwright, academic and dramaturg. Her work has been produced on the British stage and internationally since 1985. She was the first black British female writer to have a play produced by the Royal National Theatre.
Winsome is Associate Professor in Drama at Kingston University and was Senior Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University. She has worked as a dramaturg with the Royal National Theatre’s New Views scheme as well as with the Royal Court’s International Department. The prizes awarded to her work include the George Devine Award, The Pearson Plays on Stage Award and the Unity Theatre Trust Award.
Next up is our final livestream workshop of 2019- with Tanika Gupta on May 22nd, 6pm-8pm BST
For more archived livestream workshops please see https://www.writeaplay.co.uk/writing-resources/?media=online-workshops