Voice in Contemporary Playwriting
Saturday 10 February 2024 10am-4pm
Full Price: $210
Conc Member: $135
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This writing course, Voice in Contemporary Playwriting with Michelle Law, takes place at Writing NSW in Sydney.
Some of the most exciting contemporary theatre works are written by new playwrights whose voices are original, authentic and previously unheard. How did they develop their style, create evocative worlds, and produce characters whose wants and conflicts are compelling?
In this course we will read and critique the work of diverse contemporary playwrights. We will focus on the themes and central questions of their plays, discuss what makes their voices original, and gain a deeper understanding of the playwright and the cultural contexts in which they write.
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In this brand-new course, award-winning playwright and author Michelle Law will guide you through contemporary theatre works with practical exercises in text analysis and dialogue, helping you find and develop your own unique voice as a playwright.
Expected learning outcomes
In this workshop, participants will:
- Develop a practical understanding of the domestic theatre industry
- Critically engage with contemporary play texts
- Explore and develop their own ideas
- Learn how to build unique characters and write authentic dialogue
- Write a monologue with guided writing prompts.
This workshop takes place at Writing NSW in Sydney.
Pen and paper, or a fully charged device. Please read our FAQ before enrolling.
If you have questions about this course, please contact us.
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About the tutor
Michelle Law is a writer and actor – working in print, screen and stage – currently based on Gadigal Land. Her works include the plays Single Asian Female (La Boite Theatre Company), Top Coat (Sydney Theatre Company), and Miss Peony (Belvoir St Theatre); the television shows Homecoming Queens (SBS) and Safe Home (SBS); and the […]