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Start Your Professional Writing Career (Max Wilkinson workshop), act up


£8.00 – £10.00

Tuesday 8th December

START YOUR PROFESSIONAL WRITING CAREER: everything new emerging writers will need for theatre, film and TV

This workshop will give you all the practical tools to aid your writing as well as giving you vital industry advice on how to best approach the theatre, film and television industries.

Whilst talking about structure, character and dialogue, you’ll also learn how to use your own stories and tackle burning issues with confidence, experimentation and comedy.

There will also be lots of discussions about the theatre industry itself, dispelling myths about an otherwise intimidating industry. Simple, constructive advice on how different theatres work, which courses to take next,  different universities and simple advice on how to get your work staged and seen (without bankrupting yourself), as well as conversations about the TV and Film industry.

Simply, this course will equip budding, passionate writers with the skills and knowledge they need to kick-start their script writing career and steer them in the right direction.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is open to all writers with previous experience who are hoping to have their work staged.  Max will also be running a script writing lab in April over several weeks which will develop these elements and work towards writing a longer play or screen play.

About: Max Wilkinson

Max has been a recipient of the Peggy Ramsay Foundation, Screen to Screen Award, a finalist for the Papatango Prize, Theatre Uncut’s Prize for Political Writing and recently, the Nick Darke Award. He’s also collaborated with the Wooster Group in NYC, The English Theatre Berlin and the British Museum as a dramaturg. He’s had plays produced at Theatre 503, King’s Head Theatre, the Arcola, Paines Plough and many others across London as well as running playwriting workshops with The Yard, Flux, The Actor’s Centre, The Gate and the Southwark Playhouse.

 Let us know if you have any questions and to book, click HERE.

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