503Studio: Sam Potter

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503Studio Masterclass: Developing your Play

A lot of writers, when they are starting out, tend to write scenes which are too short. Whilst the old advice of ‘get in late, get out early’ is useful, sometimes it is also important to keep your scenes going to allow the drama to build. This session will look at techniques for doing that; exploring how to generate material, how to shape the material you generate and how to ensure your scene retains focus during the drafting process.

We have a limited amount of bursary places available via our Share the Drama scheme, thanks to the support of Dynamis, for long term unemployed/those claiming income support/jobseekers allowance. Please contact us if you are eligible for a bursary and would like to take part in the course.

Running time of workshop: 2.5-3 hours

Sam Potter

Sam Potter is a writer and director. As a director, she has worked at Hampstead Theatre, the Trafalgar Studios, the RSC, the National Theatre and Glyndebourne Opera. Her debut play, MUCKY KID, which opened at Theatre 503 in 2013, earned her a Most Promising New Playwright Offie nomination and a place on the 2015 Channel 4 Playwrights’ Scheme. In 2015/16 she was Papatango's Resident Playwright, supported by the BBC Performing Arts Fund, and was one of five writers invited to take part in the Tricycle's inaugural New Writers' Programme, NW6. In 2017, she was appointed Writer in Residence at the North Wall in Oxford and her play CHARLIE CHARLIE reached the Top 40 of the Bruntwood Award. In January 2018 her play HANNA opened at the Arcola before embarking on a UK tour. Sam was recently made an Associate Artist at The North Wall.

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