Playwriting: a taster

Course Dates: 07/12/20
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Online
Tutors:

Give playwriting a try in this fun and supportive one-off taster session. Ideal if you want to unlock your imagination and express yourself, but need a bit of encouragement to get started. This course will be delivered online.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

Playwriting is an ideal way to explore themes, events, and characters, and to re-ignite our imaginations. In this short, one-off taster session you'll have fun and express yourself through guided writing exercises, and try out your skills to produce some original writing. This course will be delivered online.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Some basic playwriting principles
Writing exercises to help you to discover ideas and characters for a play
Where to find further resources.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Discuss a scene from a play with confidence
- Produce an original piece of creative writing
- Find resources to help you develop your writing further.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an introductory course suitable for anyone who wants to try playwriting. You should have a good grasp of spoken and written English, and you should feel comfortable learning online.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

- Interactive tutor presentation
- Guided writing exercises
- Group discussion

This course will be delivered online. There will be no work outside class.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No additional costs.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You can enrol on one of our longer playwriting course Ways into Playwriting. Or why not try one of our other introductory creative writing courses, such as Ways into Creative Writing: a Gentle Pace, Ways into Creative Writing, or Ways into Poetry?

Reviews
Tutor Biographies
Brian Mullin

Brian Mullin is a playwright and dramaturg. He co-founded Babakas Theatre and co-created ‘Our Fathers’, a devised show that toured the UK and other countries in 2014. His play ‘We Wait in Joyful Hope’ premiered at Theatre 503 in May 2016. He also teaches writing at St Mary's University and on the National Theatre's New Views programme.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: HW379

Please choose a course date 

Mon, eve, 07 Dec - 07 Dec '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £10.00
Senior fee: £10.00
Concession: £10.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? writing@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2717

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