503Studio: Introduction to Playwriting
Five weekly Wednesday sessions from Wednesday 19 April to Wednesday 17 May, 7pm – 9.30pm. The sessions will take place over Zoom.
Phoebe Eclair-Powell will lead this course to act as an introduction to the core aspects and approaches to playwriting. Chiefly, we will explore ways of finding inspiration for plays as well as looking at dramatic action, dialogue, subtext and theme in order to help create and develop characters. The basics of playwriting and storytelling will be discovered through practical exercises and sharing in a friendly and supportive environment.
Please note we cannot commit to an ongoing dramaturgical relationship with any pieces that may develop on this course, or commit to a production. However, we will offer an open and honest discussion with all participants about possible next steps for their work, recommendations of other development opportunities that might be of benefit, and guidance to where their work may best be suited in terms of future engagement.
Thanks to 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 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 us.
Maximum class sizes are 14. A portion of spaces have been reserved for Share the Drama places.
To sign up for advanced booking for future iterations of the 503Studio: Writers Programme, please join the waiting list here.
Dates/Times: Wednesday 19 April (7 – 9.30pm); Wednesday 26 April (7 – 9.30pm); Wednesday 3 May (7 – 9.30pm); Wednesday 10 May (7 – 9.30pm); Wednesday 17 May (7 – 9.30pm).
Phoebe Eclair-Powell is a writer from South East London. Her recent play SHED: EXPLODED VIEW just won the prestigious Bruntwood Award for 2019. Her theatre credits include: DORIAN (Reading Rep Theatre), Harm (Bush Theatre), Really Big and Really Loud (Paines Plough), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Watermill Theatre), These Bridges (National Theatre Connections Festival), TORCH with Jess Edwards (Underbelly, New Diorama), Epic Love and Pop Songs (Pleasance Theatre), Fury (Soho theatre), WINK (Theatre 503).
Her TV credits include: Harm (BBC iPlayer), Two Weeks To Live (Sky), Hollyoaks (Channel 4)
Phoebe is currently working on her first feature film with Film Cymru Wales.
Photo credit: Helen Murray
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