Masterclass: Writing for Performance | Improvisation; joyful tools for scriptwriting | Arvon
Masterclass: Writing for Performance

Masterclass: Writing for Performance

Improvisation; joyful tools for scriptwriting
  • Katy Schutte
Date Tuesday August 20th 2024, 19:00-21:00 BST
Location Online

Sometimes it can be hard to fill the blank page. Join award-winning tutor Katy Schutte as she guides you through creative practices to enrich and unstick your writing process. Whether you’d like to ideate at the beginning of a project or work through a block, simple improvisation exercises can open up new possibilities. You don’t need to be an actor or performer, and you don’t need any previous experience of improvisation or writing. Equally, you’re more than welcome to join if you consider yourself a master of both! Improv creates a ‘yes-and’ mindset, leaving the editor outside of the room until you’re ready to let them in. You’ll be led through practical and fun solo exercises to get you started on monologue and multi-character scripts for TV, film or theatre.

The Masterclass will be delivered via Zoom webinar, so you can take the session at your own pace, without the pressure of having your video or camera on. Sessions are also recorded so if you are unable to attend live, you will have access to the recording for a month afterwards.

Online: £40

Concessions: £20

As part of our effort to increase participation in the arts, half-price concessions are available for this course at checkout. There are a limited number of free subsidised places for those who cannot afford the concession price.

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"These zoom opportunities are really helping to open my world and keep me inspired to write."
— Masterclass participant
"Arvon at Home creates a model to participate in inspirational tutoring for writers, at a distance. The feeling of attending to my writing life in an excellent fashion, and still having a half-day for my work and caring responsibilities at home, felt like a good balance."
— Masterclass participant
"It was an absolutely brilliant session and very very useful. And it made me realise how much I’ve missed this kind of workshop because of having children and family that I can’t leave. Now we’re all in the same boat the online stuff is truly transformative."
— Masterclass participant



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