From Page to Stage: Write a one-act play

  • Bridport Arts Centre
  • September 17 - November 27
  • £120
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4 day creative writing workshop at Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset with tutor Paul Dodgson. Dates: Sept 17 & 18, Oct 30 and Nov 27. Starting with a blank piece of paper, you will develop an idea, and that will lead to you writing and rewriting a one-act play to be performed in a rehearsed reading at the Arts Centre. The course will begin with an intensive weekend workshop exploring the craft of writing for the stage with exercises and examples and plenty of opportunities to try things out and make mistakes. You will then go away and write a first draft of your short play before the group meets again to discuss the work produced in a mutually supportive atmosphere. There will then be an opportunity for rewrites before the group meets once more to read though the plays and make recommendations for change before the rehearsed readings. Whether you are an experienced writer wanting to try something different or have always wanted to write a play but don’t know where to start this is the course for you.
Paul Dodgson is a playwright, composer, radio producer and performer. The scope of his stage plays have ranged from intimate monologues to a large cast adaptation of the Robin Hood story for sixty-six performers. Paul has also written fifteen plays for BBC Radio 4, been part of the Eastenders writing team and has written music and lyrics for five musicals.
Course fees: £120 (£30 per day)
Please note: the Sept 17 session will take place at Chapel in the Garden, East St, Bridport