Date(s) - Mon 24th Jun - Sat 29th Jun, 2024
Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire , IV4 7HT
Dramatic Writing for Stage
An active interrogation of the mechanics of playwriting, this course will creatively examine the use of dramatic action, character, location, narrative and structure in the making of a play. This course is useful both for playwrights at the beginning of their career and for writers who have written one or two plays and are looking to develop their craft.
For more than twenty years Simon Stephens’ work has been widely translated and produced throughout the world. He has won many awards including Olivier and Tony Awards for new plays. He has written new English language versions of masterpieces by Chekhov, Ibsen and Brecht and adaptations of novels by Mark Haddon and Jose Saramago. He has collaborated with the world’s leading theatre practitioners (Andrew Scott, Patrice Chereau, Ivo Van Hove, Marianne Elliott, Katie Mitchell) and produced original work throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. He is a Professor at the Writing School of Manchester Metropolitan University.
Cordelia Lynn is a playwright, librettist and dramaturg whose work has been produced in the UK and abroad. She received the Berwin Lee Award 2020 for Love and Other Acts of Violence (Donmar Warehouse) and the Harold Pinter Award 2017 for One for Sorrow (Royal Court). Her play Witch Play has been shortlisted for the George Devine Award 2023. Her opera with composer Sivan Eldar, Like Flesh (Opera National de Lille) won the Fedora Opera Prize, 2021. Her piece with composer Laura Bowler, Houses Slide (London Sinfonietta), was nominated for an Ivor Award 2022. Cordelia is a MacDowell Fellow.
The full fee for this course is £725. This includes your accommodation in a single room with shared bathroom, all meals, hot drinks and snacks from Monday afternoon until Saturday morning, and your tuition. For more information about the practicalities of our courses and retreats, please visit our About the Courses page.
A limited number of en-suite rooms are available, which can be booked in advance for a £50 surcharge. We will also reserve an en-suite room for anyone who may need it due to a medical condition. This will be offered out as an upgrade nearer the course start date if it is not needed.
A limited number of Twin Room places are available at a discounted price of £675 per person. When booking a Twin Room place, please tell us in the comments box which gender you are and which gender(s) you are comfortable sharing a room with. This information will remain confidential.
A deposit is required to secure your place, which is non-refundable after a 14-day cooling-off period. The balance payment of £595 is due six weeks before the course begins. Refunds are not always available – please read our Terms & Conditions for full details about our cancellation policy. If you would like to pay the full amount in advance, please call our booking office on 01463 592 828 or email email@example.com.
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Please let us know in your booking form if you have any access requirements, for example a ground floor bedroom and / or access to a step-free accessible shower room. We also reserve one en-suite bedroom per course for anyone who may need this due to a medical condition. For more information about access to our courses, please visit our Access page.
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