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503Studio: Shit Happens: Comedy in Tragedy, Tragedy in Comedy

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503Studio Masterclass: Shit Happens: Comedy in Tragedy, Tragedy in Comedy, Stuart Slade

This masterclass is for people interested in the intersection between the sad and the funny.

Interrogating tragic events through the lens of the comic can sometimes be far more resonant and rewarding than relentlessly punishing your audiences with a grim barrage of misery-porn – just as grounding your comedy in serious shit can often help you (and your audiences) reveal something truly meaningful, and even beautiful, about the world.

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.

If 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 here.

Time: 7pm – 9.30pm

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 places.

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

Stuart Slade was born in Bristol and lives in London. His plays include Cans (Theatre503), BU21 (Theatre503, then Trafalgar Studios), Making Good (Aspen Theatre Festival) and Glee & Me (Bruntwood Prize Judges’ Award 2019, then Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester). All of his plays are dark comedies.


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