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503Studio: Kyo Choi

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503Studio Masterclass: Personal, Political and Metaphysical Arcs

How do we write engaging plays that feel personal yet have a larger political, metaphysical arc without sounding didactic? Together with Kyo Choi, you’ll look at plays that have achieved this and discuss how to blend dramatic storytelling with political or socio-economic issues, research and how to create characters that don’t lecture.

To be added to our waiting list, please sign up here (please note that some places have been held off sale to prioritise Share the Drama beneficiaries – see below)

Thanks to DCMS Cultural Recovery Fund and our Share The Drama scheme, we want to make sure those of you who are struggling in the current climate can still take part in our Spring Writers Programme. While we prioritise anyone who is long term unemployed and/or claiming benefits, we’re also offering subsidies if you’re in financial difficulty as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

To express interest in a bursary place through our Share The Drama scheme, please sign up here. If you would prefer to speak directly to a member of our team about your circumstance or to ask for more information about this scheme, please contact usIf you have any access requirements, you can let us know here. If you would rather discuss any access requirements and how we can accommodate them prior to booking, please get in touch with us.

Running time of workshop: 2.5 hours – delivered online. Maximum class sizes are 14. A portion of spaces have been reserved for Share the Drama bursary places.

To sign up for priority booking for future iterations of the 503Studio: Writers Programme, please join the waiting list here.

Kyo Choi is a South Korean playwright based in London. Her play about wartime sexual slavery, The Apology (Arcola Theatre/UK tour) is postponed to next year due to COVID. The play was commissioned by New Earth Theatre and developed with The National Theatre Studio.

Kyo’s work has been read at Arcola, Soho Theatre and NT Studio. She is currently working on a film commission about Wendi Murdoch and script editing with the BBC Writers Room.


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