Jul 27-Aug 1
The next level
Evan Placey’s plays include Girls Like That, Consensual, Pronoun, Mother of Him, Jekyll & Hyde, Holloway Jones, Scarberia and WiLd! His plays have won numerous awards, including the Writers’ Guild Award for Best Play for Young Audiences. He has written for theatres internationally and in the UK, including the National Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, Unicorn, Birmingham Rep, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Plymouth Theatre Royal, NYT at the Ambassadors (West End) and BBC Radio 3.
The awkward silences. The times we talk too much while avoiding eye contact. Saying the opposite of what we actually mean….
A and B used to go out. Write down how long for.
They haven’t seen each other…
We all know about the agony caused by a blank page. Staring at a blinking cursor willing it to write itself. Even non-writers know about this. But I’m not convinced starting is the hardest or most painful part of the process.
Film & TV,
Write a sentence of prose for each scene, one per cue card. This should concisely tell you what is happening in that scene. It’s difficult, so don’t rush it. And make sure your sentences are ACTIVE.