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    Playwrighting: Offering support to beginners and more experienced writers from idea to final draft.

    I’m Craig, a theatre director and dramaturg who has worked with some of the UK’s leading theatre companies. Our sessions will be collaborative and supportive enabling your play to reach its full potential.
    We will discuss your work in detail and I will offer a bespoke response to your script and support you in developing the work further.
    Sessions will be held online on either Skype or Zoom. I am currently offering three strands of support/tutoring:

    A One-Off Session:
    I will read your script before a one-off feedback session with constructive and practical support on how to enhance your play’s concept, story, theme, characters, and dialogue.

    Three Session Package:
    I will offer notes on a first, second, and final draft of your script in three feedback sessions. We’ll cover the same areas as in a one-off session but I will also support you with redrafting and getting your script ready to be read by industry professionals.

    From Idea to Final Draft in 10 Sessions:
    Complete support as a tutor and dramaturg from the first idea to the final draft. We’ll begin with sessions on the fundamentals of playwrighting including:
    Character
    Dialogue
    Structure
    Subtext
    Theatricality
    Then I’ll support you every step of the way in drafting your play, after which we’ll look at the best places to send your work and discuss strategies for building a sustainable career as a Playwright.

    The Tutor:
    Craig Gilbert is currently the Amplify producer at Nottingham Playhouse (The Stage Regional Theatre of The Year 2019) where he supports the development of new work and new artists.
    Prior to this, he was the New Works Associate at the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse where he acted as the in house dramaturg for the award-winning Everyman Company. He was the lead tutor on the Everyman Playwrights Programme, students from this course have gone on to receive professional commissions and have been shortlisted for major playwrighting prizes including the Bruntwood Prize and Verity Bargate Award.
    Craig has also worked as a director and dramaturg with some of the UK’s leading companies including Soho Theatre, the Royal Court, and the Young Vic.

    Location

    Online via webcam

    General info

    Skills:
    Age:
    Adults (18-64 years old)
    Seniors (65+ years old)
    Student level:
    Beginner
    Intermediate
    Advanced
    Duration:
    60 minutes
    The class is taught in:English

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