Playwriting is often understood as a series of conversations between characters representing a part of the everyday reality that we live in. But how does one tell an entire story in such a compressed time? How does one go beyond a scene or an image? How does one construct an entire world using dialogue that relies on showing as opposed to telling or being prescriptive? How can one turn an idea into a play?
This workshop aims to answer the above questions, using a mix of writing and theatre exercises that will enable the participant to see playwriting as a core element of theatre, along with space, time, character, and conflict. We will also be reading excerpts from classical and contemporary plays to understand dramatic structure and styles across different contexts.
Age Group: 10 – 14 years
Fee: Rs 2400 for Library members (per head) / Rs 3000 for non members (per head)
Chanakya Vyas is a stage director, writer, pedagogue and teacher. He teaches at the Head Start Educational Academy. He received the Charles Wallace India Trust Award in 2014 to study Devised & Physical Theatre making at London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) and has written and directed several performances with children and adults.
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