July: Six-day playwriting workshop with TheatreWorks

July: Six-day playwriting workshop with TheatreWorks

TheatreWorks will be organising a six-day interactive playwriting workshop this July. Titled ‘Writing from the Heart’, it has previously discovered over 30 new writers and provided them with basic skills in playwriting. Through a series of hands-on exercises, which include drawing, dialogue and interpersonal interaction between participants, the mentor and within themselves, these exercises draw out the writers’ potential from within and these discoveries became important material and inspiration for writing.

Helmi Yusof is one of the writers that TheatreWorks is proud to have nurtured and supported through its Writing & Community programme. He first penned his new play My Mother Buys Condoms at the workshop in 2014. It was then further developed over a period of one year through a series of dramaturgical clinics under the guidance of Perez before being presented to the public at a dramatized reading in July 2015. It has been picked up by local theatre company Wild Rice to be staged professionally as a full production at the Singapore Theatre Festival in July 2016.

Dates: 18 July to 23 July 2016 (7 sessions)
Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Weekdays) & 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Saturday)
Venue: 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 239007
Fee: $200

To register, email Ezzat at ezzat@theatreworks.org.sg or call 6737-7213.

Open to participants aged 17 years and above.


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