Voice in Contemporary Playwriting

Michelle Law

Saturday 10 February 2024 10am-4pm

Full Price: $210
Member: $155
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:

  1. Develop a practical understanding of the domestic theatre industry
  2. Critically engage with contemporary play texts
  3. Explore and develop their own ideas
  4. Learn how to build unique characters and write authentic dialogue
  5. Write a monologue with guided writing prompts.

This workshop takes place at Writing NSW in Sydney.

Participant requirements

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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