Playwright Course Celebrates Two Years
beaplaywright.com, the online play-writing course from Newcastle’s Live Theatre, will celebrate its second birthday in November with a special What to Be a Playwright? event on 15th November which features an extract from Nicola Owen’s play, The Harrowing of Daniel O'Malley. Nicola is the first student to complete the Interactive course.
The course offers students two options—the ‘Solo’ option offers participants the chance to work through the modules independently. Students who sign up for the ‘Interactive’ option will have the chance to receive regular feedback from experts at Live Theatre, have the chance to meet a tutor for a live online discussion every two weeks and join an online forum where students can discuss and share ideas.
The course was created by Live Theatre’s Literary Manager Gez Casey and his former colleague Jeremy Herrin (now Associate Director at The Royal Court),
Students on the course have the chance to watch exclusive video clips of great dramatists, including Lee Hall (The Pitmen Painters), as they offer the benefit of their experience before being encouraged to complete practical tried and tested exercises. To commemorate the course’s second anniversary a selection of new video clips have been added to the course from writers Dennis Kelly (Matilda), Zoe Cooper (Nativities, Utopia) and Alistair McDowall (Captain Amazing, Utopia) who were interviewed earlier in year about their writing practice.
To book a free place at this event would-be playwrights and anyone interested in how a script is developed should visit www.live.org.uk or call the box office on (0191) 232 1232. Anyone unable to make this event can visit beaplaywright.com and watch a video that showcases the various elements of the course.