September 30, 2014

Idea Lab: Free Writing Workshop with the Royal Court’s Ola Animashawun – Only a few Spots Left!

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Ola  Animashawun

Ola Animashawun

Join us for a free writing workshop with Ola Animashawun as part of PlayCo’s Idea Lab series.

“Has It Got Legs?” – A Free Writing Workshop (including musings and stories from the vanguard of Black-British Playwrighting)
with Ola Animashawun (Associate Director, Royal Court Theatre)

Monday October 13, 2014
Soho Rep.
46 Walker Street
7pm-10pm
Free!

E-mail mhardy@playco.org to claim your free ticket!

“We’re great at singing, dancing, sprinting, and fighting…..so why would we bother writing for the theatre?”.  With these words, in October 2004, on the stage of the Royal Court Theatre, in front of a packed audience, brimming with potential, desire, vision and hope, Ola Animashawun launched his groundbreaking initiative, Critical Mass.  So called as it was designed to create a critical mass of British playwrights from minority ethnic backgrounds, to truly represent the diverse range of voices in contemporary British Theatre.  Purposeful, wilful, provocative, mischievous, intelligent, cutting and sharp – these are the foundations on which he built the Critical Mass, playwriting program, with the very same values running through his teaching philosophy and practice, embedded like a strand of DNA.

So join him as he presents ‘Has It Got Legs?’ – a three hour workshop that scrutinizes his idea (after ten years of writing development, is there a critical mass?) and your ideas…..what do you need to do to encourage your play to take its first formative steps and breakout onto the page?

Through a combination of practical exercises, games and discussion, (shot through with a healthy dose of self-aware anecdotes and reflections on his critically massive odyssey) this workshop will look at how to generate ideas if you need to, and then examine the questions, strategies and approaches you can apply, to help you to make the very most of that idea. Thus propelling you from idea, to action, to a drama written and designed to get an audience to sit up and take notice.

 

Monday October 13, 2014
Soho Rep.
46 Walker Street
7pm-10pm

E-mail mhardy@playco.org to claim your free ticket!

Additional instructions will be emailed to you upon receipt of reservation.
Happy writing!

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