Workshops

One Offs

Individual sessions offered as ‘tasters’, or tailored to a particular theme (60+ different workshop options available). 2 hours with a short ‘comfort’ break. Maximum of 20 participants. For established writing groups I am also willing to offer verbal feedback on work produced in previous workshops.

Progressive

Related workshops offered as a short course, e.g. Introduction to Creative Writing (10 weeks). 2-3 hours with a short ‘comfort’ break per session. Maximum of 20 participants.

Progressive with End Product

Related workshops offered as a short course, e.g. Introduction to Creative Writing (10 weeks), Writing the War (8 weeks) culminating in a rehearsed reading of writing and/or edited booklet of writing. 2-3 hours with a short ‘comfort’ break per session. Allow extra time for collating work, rehearsing work, & rehearsed reading. Maximum of 20 participants.

Informal Research Sessions

Meeting people (e.g. local residents, carers, service users) to talk about their lives and what they want a play to say about them. 2-3 hours with a short ‘comfort’ break per session. Maximum of 20 participants.

Research Interview Sessions

Structured and recorded interviews (transcribed, audio or visual) which will generate ideas for location, plot and characters which will be incorporated into a play. 2-3 hours with a short ‘comfort’ break per session. Allow extra time to transcribe interviews or edit recordings. Maximum of 20 participants.

Improvisation/Scriptwriting Sessions

Drama improvisations and/or scriptwriting sessions which will inform the script, generating ideas for location, plot and characters which will be incorporated into the play. 2-3 hours with a short ‘comfort’ break per session. Maximum of 20 participants.

Dramaturgy/Script Feedback

Written and/or verbal constructive feedback given on individual scripts to provide writers with an objective view of their work and advise them on character journeys, action, authenticity of dialogue, etc. This can be done as an online service or face-to-face. Maximum of 15 scripts per project.