WRITING FOR THEATRE
An AWG/Stages workshop with Lachlan Philpott
Do you have a great idea for a play but don’t know where to begin?
Have you written the first scene and feel a bit stuck?
Does your dialogue ring true?
Keen to crack the form so the play is unique?
This workshop will offer explorations in entry points, the pulse and rhythm of characters, writing cracking dialogue, inventing an interesting form, and discovering the internal structure required for the play you want to write
Come and join award-winning playwright Lachlan Philpott in a dynamic theatre writing workshop filled with provocative exercises to charge your imagination and give practical tools to get words out of your head and into actors mouths on stage.
When: 9.30am – 4.30pm Saturday 29 June 2013
Where: AWG, 266 William St Northbridge
Cost: $60 AWG/Stages/WAYTCo/Blue Room/MEAA $80 Others
Registration: Please email Alan Payne: email@example.com by Tuesday 25 June. Write “Your Surname THEATRE” in the subject heading of your email and include a phone contact. You will be contacted to confirm your place and payment details. Optional: you may wish to provide a short outline (100 words max) of your experience and interests.
Places limited to ten participants – early registration recommended.
Presented in association with the WA Youth Theatre Company.
ALIENATION, a new work written by Lachlan Philpott presented by the Perth Theatre Company opens Tuesday 2 July, with previews from 28 June.
LACHLAN PHILPOTT- Lachlan is a theatre and screen writer, dramaturg, and teacher. His multi-award winning plays have been widely performed in Australia and The UK. Lachlan was writer in residence at Red Stitch Theatre, Melbourne  and Griffin Theatre Company Sydney , Playwright’s Foundation, San Francisco . He is the only writer from the Southern hemisphere to be selected as one of Scotland’s Traverse Fifty writers at The Traverse Theatre Edinburgh in 2013. Lachlan was the Literary Associate at The Australian Theatre for Young People between 2008 and 2011 where he directed the FRESH INK emerging writers’ program. He teaches students in the post-graduate courses at Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Arts [NIDA] and MetroScreen and mentors writers as part of programs run by PlayWriting Australia and JUMP; Australia’s national arts mentoring program. Lachlan is the Chair of the Australian Writers’ Guild Playwriting Committee. The AWG acknowledges the support of the Department of Culture and the Arts and Lotterywest.
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