THEATRE

From kitchen table to opening night

Monday May 4th - Saturday May 9th 2020

Totleigh Barton

In the life of any performed play, there’s a moment when the writer meets the director. This course will shine a light on that collaboration and encourage you to write with that future life in mind. What are the building blocks of a new piece of theatre, and how do you keep faith with your ideas throughout the writing process? We’ll help you craft a practical, stageable script, and create strong roles for actors. We’ll also share what you can expect from working with a director at any stage – from the first inklings of a concept, through a series of drafts, all the way to the rehearsal room. You’ll discover how thinking like a director can expand your theatrical vision beyond the page. From kitchen table to opening night, this course will track the life of your play and enable you to get the best from this unique relationship.

Single room price: £815

 

This course is available half-price for Arvon 18-25 members and benefits-related concessions.

COURSE TUTORS

Totleigh Barton garden and pond

Totleigh Barton

Totleigh Barton, the first ever Arvon centre, is a 16th-century manor house in one of the most peaceful and idyllic parts of Devon.

THE COURSE AT A GLANCE

Writing course tutor delivering a workshop at Lumb Bank

Monday

Arrive late afternoon, settle in, enjoy dinner and the tutors’ introduction to the week in the evening.

one-to-one tutorial at Lumb Bank

Tuesday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. Tutors read from their work in the evening.

Course participants writing at the workshop table at The Hurst

Wednesday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. In the evening a guest speaker joins the group.

Course participant writing on a sofa in the barn at Lumb Bank

Thursday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. You are free to spend this evening as you wish.

A woman smiling and listening to a writing tutor speak at Lumb Bank

Friday

Tutors lead the final workshops in the morning. In the evening everyone gets together to share and celebrate their work.

Course participants eating at The Hurst

Saturday

The week comes to a close after breakfast. Have a tissue handy to say your farewells to the group.

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