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Led by a professional playwright, this is a unique programme that focuses on the practical exploration of the theory and craft of writing for performance. It focuses on how a script is written to be interpreted by the key creative artists in theatre and how that script plays out in real space and time in front of an audience.
Applicants require a good honours degree or equivalent professional experience.
Work in other forms (e.g. journalism, fiction or poetry) will not be considered a valid sample.
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You must supply a portfolio of writing for live performance of around 45 minutes playing time. You should make a selection of extracts from your writing rather than sending full scripts. This should be accompanied by a personal statement outlining relevant experience, particular writing interests and why you want to study writing for theatre.
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The programme will be taught through a combination of seminars, workshops, independent study, one to one supervision and professional master-classes led by some of Europe’s leading playwrights and theatre artists. There will also be regular theatre visits.
A core component of the programme will be development workshops with professional actors and established directors, focusing on students’ own work. Students will also work with the Performing Artists in Residence, who will offer workshops in each semester.
The academic year will culminate in a public, professional reading of the students’ work-in-progress at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Students who successfully complete this programme will:
This article was published on Apr 22, 2014