Bradford theatre company Freedom Studios is offering an eight week Introduction to Playwriting course this summer aimed at people with little or no experience of writing for the screen or theatre.
The course will focus on the basics of theatre writing including character, story, structure, plot development, writing realistic dialogue and theatricality.
The course will be run by writer Lisa Holdsworth, a BAFTA-nominated television writer who has also written several acclaimed theatre productions including the critically acclaimed Freedom Studios production of Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile.
On television Lisa has written for Emmerdale, All Creatures Great and Small, A Discovery of Witches, New Tricks and Waterloo Road. She is also the chair of the Writers Guild of Great Britain.
“We are excited as always to hear from local people who might have little or no experience in writing a play but would like to give it a go,” says Aisha Khan, Co-Artistic director of Freedom Studios. “In the past year we know lots of people have turned to notebooks and started writing and we can’t wait to see a whole host of new stories and characters come to life under the amazing tutorship of Lisa.”
To apply you have to be 10 and send an email (to firstname.lastname@example.org), telling Freedom a bit about yourself, any writing that you may have done (your current writing practice) what you hope to gain from the course, where you are based and why this opportunity is important to you. Please also indicate whether you can commit to all the dates below.
The playwright course sessions will run via Zoom on Mondays 7-9pm on the following dates – 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th June and 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th July 2021.
The deadline of all applications for the course with Introduction to Playwriting Application is 12pm on Monday 17th May 2021. Successful applicants will be contacted by Tuesday 25th May.
For further information visit www.freedomstudios.co.uk