Playwriting Course

27th January 2010 by Maura McHugh

Gavin Kostick will teach a ten-week Playwriting Course every Thursday evening from the 4th February to 15th April at the Irish Writers’ Centre in Parnell Square, Dublin 1. Cost: €280

Playwright and dramaturg Gavin Kostick will lead participants through the key demands of writing for performance. Over ten weeks, central elements of drama including openings, the playwright’s imagination, plots and structures, dialogue, effective dramatic language, characterization and monologues will be addressed. These areas are investigated through a broad range of examples supported by discussion and practical exercises. As the course progresses the work of individual participants will be read and discussed. Each person attending the course will be encouraged to develop and complete a draft of an original project of his or her own.

The aim of the whole course is to develop practical skills for writing for drama and to encourage participants to widen their conceptual horizons in writing for live performance.

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