This course will take place online, for a reduced rate of Full £151 / Conc. £114
You will discover how to structure a narrative, create characters, and craft dialogue, giving you the tools needed to shape the first draft of a play. This course will include a workshop with professional actors to better understand the writer’s collaborative role in creating work for performance.
Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at those new to playwriting, as well as those who are more experienced but need a structured environment within which to work.
Do I need any previous skills or knowledge?
All you need is an enthusiasm to learn. No prior experience of playwriting is required.
Will I need any equipment or materials?
This course will be held via Zoom. You need a computer/laptop or mobile phone to access the Zoom website, and a reliable internet connection. For further information on how to join a Zoom meeting, you can watch the joining video here.
Will I be assessed?
There is no formal assessment for courses at Bishopsgate Institute. However, to monitor your learning and progress, tutors will assess your participation in classroom activities.
You will learn
You will be exploring the nature of theatre through sharing your work and offering constructive feedback to your fellow students, reading and analysing play texts. This will help you to:
• Understand the skills needed to create the first draft of your play
• Understand the specific characteristics of writing for the stage
• Understand the collaborative relationship between playwrights, actors/performers/directors/designers
• Demonstrate skills in editing and rewriting.
Meet the Tutor
An honours graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Jennifer is a playwright and theatre-maker. Her plays are published by Oberon Books, Josef Weinberger Plays, Samuel French, the International Centre for Women Playwrights and BRAND literary magazine. Currently an Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths College and Central School of Speech and Drama, Jennifer has been a lecturer at Kingston University, the University of Greenwich and London South Bank University and she has facilitated workshops for the National Theatre, Soho Theatre, Birmingham Rep, Royal Court, Central School of Speech and Drama and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Need to Know
- 19:00 - 21:00
- Full £151 / Conc. £114
- Mondays (and a Saturday workshop)
- Bishopsgate Institute
- Jennifer Farmer
- Max Students
- No. of Sessions
- Course Code
- Workshop with actors
- Saturday 1 August, 10:00-14:00
- No class on
- Monday 3 August