Experience Opportunity

Introduction to Playwriting

Ignite your passion for performance and production with Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s short courses. Our courses offer a wide range of opportunities to hone your craft and expand your repertoire, whether you are a newcomer or an experienced professional.

Guided by industry-leading practitioners, these courses provide unparalleled training and mentorship in an environment that fosters artistic growth and collaboration.

Introduction to Playwriting, Wednesday 11th – Friday 13th September, 2024 | £340 | Beginners, 18+

This course is a fast-paced introduction to the craft of writing for theatre and live performances. You’ll gain a grounding in the core elements of playwriting: dramatic action, character, dialogue, location and structure.

The course will provide a supportive and nurturing environment where you can share ideas openly, build your confidence and obtain constructive feedback on your writing.

On this course, you will:

• Gain grounding in the fundamentals of playwriting: dramatic action, character, dialogue, location and structure;

• Develop ideas by looking at the world around you for inspiration and participating in group exercises and discussions;

• Learn about the collaborative process of bringing a performance to life and listen to your writing be performed by acting students at a round-table reading;

• Nurture your skills and build your confidence in a group setting with support from course tutors and other students.

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