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503Studio: Sabrina Mahfouz

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503Studio Masterclass: Creating Characters

In this masterclass, Sabrina Mahfouz leads a discussion on creating characters specifically for stage. There will be a focus on fictionalising yourself as a character as well as encouraging thinking beyond the ‘knowing your character inside-out’ process that has been normalised in contemporary British theatre. Exercises will follow the discussion to try and spark ideas for new plays by creating specific yet ‘unfilled in’ characters.

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 Arts Council England’s Emergency Grant 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 Autumn 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 or subsidised placement 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

If you would like to 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.

Sabrina Mahfouz is a writer and performer.

Her most recent theatre show was A History of Water in the Middle East (Royal Court, 2019). Her most recent publications as editor include Smashing It: Working Class Artists on Life, Art and Making it Happen(Saqi, 2019) and Poems From a Green and Blue Planet (Hachette, 2019). She is a resident writer at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and at the TV and Film company, House Productions.


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