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TWP Spring 24: The Wonderful World of Theatrical Structure

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Theatre503 Writers’ Programme Masterclass: The Wonderful World of Theatrical Structure, Jane Bodie

This session will look and demystify the myriad of theatrical structures available when writing your play, the how, why and when you may choose one form over the other – and how to use space, location and time to deliver your play to an audience with the most dramatic, effective and powerful impact.

“…a cooly intelligent work by a writer very aware of her form and of what she wants to do with it” Alison Croggan, Theatre Notes on A Single Act

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Date: Tuesday 6th February

Time: 7pm – 9:30pm

Running time of workshop: 2.5 hours – delivered online. Maximum class sizes are 16.


Jane is a playwright, screenwriter and teacher. Her plays, including
Barefaced, Driftwood, Water, Lamb (Songs by Mark Seymour), Savage,
Music, Hinterland, This Years; Ashes, A Single Act, Still, Ride and
Fourplay have been performed worldwide. In 2020 she was shortlisted
for the Women’s Playwriting Award for Savage. She won The Victorian
Premier Literary Award in 2006 for A Single Act and a Green Room
Award in 2003 for Still. Jane has written for TV and radio, including The
Secret Life of Us, Crash Burn, No Angels and Moving Wallpaper. Radio
includes Seeing Somebody and Well for BBC Radio 4and Radio National.
Her short film Alice, directed by Garth Davis was selected for screening
at Cannes Film Festival and won Audience Choice. Jane worked at The
Royal Court Theatre and Central School of Speech & Drama as a writing
tutor. She was Head of Playwriting at NIDA (Aus) from 2009 – 2012,
Associate Artist at The Griffin Theatre and Playwriting Australia. She
has written extensively with & for communities on a range of projects
and worked as a dramaturg on many standout productions. Most
recently Jane has been commissioned by The National Theatre –
(Connections) and is currently writing a new 8 part drama series for TV.


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