Wednesday 28 August – Friday 31 August, 2024
Downside Road, Bristol
The Introduction to Playwriting short course is designed as a fast-paced introduction to the craft of writing for live performance. Whether you’ve already had a go at writing a play or you are just looking to build the confidence to put pen to paper, this course can support you in your development as a writer.
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School offers a fun and nurturing environment in which to pursue your creative ambitions. The School is a world leader in drama writing training, and the support available from your tutors will help you develop your natural talents and confidence in playwriting.
• 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.
This is a full-time, three-day course, running from 10:00 to 16:00. This course is taught in our writing facilities at Downside Road.
If you wish to cancel your place on the course, you will receive a full refund if you notify the school at least 7 days prior to the start of the course. For cancellations, contact [email protected]
We will make all reasonable efforts to deliver a short course as outlined on our site and in any brochure or published material. However, we reserve the right to cancel a short course in case of events outside our control or if the course fails to meet a minimum number of participants. In the event that we cancel a course, we will inform participants who have booked a place via email at least 7 days prior to the start date. We will also provide a full refund of the course fee paid. Bristol Old Vic Theatre School cannot be held responsible for any expenses you incur due to such a cancellation.