PAGE TO STAGE WORKSHOP
What are the practical steps in staging a new play? How does a script change and develop from first draft to final production? What is the playwright/director relationship like?
This practical workshop led by Lakesha Arie Angelo explores the journey from page to stage for a new play, from the perspective of both playwright and director.
Suitable for both writers and directors this is a brilliant chance to consider the process of bringing a new play to life on the stage for anyone passionate about plays.
*In preparation for this workshop you will be asked to read a play in advance that will be discussed and worked with in the session
Please note this workshop takes place on Zoom. When you book you will receive a confirmation email which serves as your ticket. You will be emailed the Zoom link 24 hours before the workshop begins.
BURSARY PLACE: There are two free bursary places available on this workshop for writers and directors on low income. To apply please email us a short bio and a paragraph telling us how a bursary place on this workshop would benefit you as a writer/director.
Lakesha is a Theatre Director, Writer and Dramaturg and currently Soho Theatre’s Associate Director. Work as a Director includes Shuck ‘n’ Jive (Soho Theatre) Summer Fest (for NYT, The Bunker), soft animals (Soho Theatre), The Hoes (Hampstead Theatre), Alive Day (Bunker Theatre) for Pint Sized Plays, AS:NT (Theatre503 – as part of Rapid Write) and Prodigal (Bush Theatre – for ‘Artistic Directors of the Future Black Lives: Black Words’). Work as Assistant Director at Soho includes The One; Touch; Blueberry Toast and Roller Diner (2017 West End Wilma Award for Best Comedy). As a Playwright, Lakesha’s work includes: Graveyard Gang for Tamasha Theatre’s associate company; Purple Moon Drama (Richmix, Poplar Union and community tour) and currently writing a site specific drama for National Youth Theatre’s Shout Out Loud Project in conjunction with English Heritage. Lakesha’s previous work as Resident Assistant Director at Finborough Theatre includes: P’Yongyang, Treasure and Vibrant 2015 Festival of Finborough Playwrights.
Down Stage Write is a theatre company dedicated to providing development and production opportunities for playwrights in Devon and Cornwall. This workshop is part of our Arts Council Funded year long project ‘Write Up! 2021’ for more details visit: www.downstagewrite.uk