Small but perfectly formed. Just as the short story obeys slightly different narrative rules to that of the novel, the short play is similar but also different to the full-length drama. But what makes a 10, 15 or 20-minute play, with its limited time for plot or character development, become successful and more than just a sketch? And how does its structure relate to the structure of its lengthier cousin? In this script writing workshop, led by Alison Watt, participants will unpick the mysteries of the shorter play to release the power and punch of what can be achieved in a short period of playing time. Through tutor guidance, peer support and illuminating exercises, participants will interrogate the intensity of the dramatic short and with so many industry opportunities currently related to the shorter play out there, whether comic or tragic, surely the short play is here to stay?
The Small Room, Scarborough Library,
Vernon Road, Scarborough YO11 2NN
Morning session 10 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
Afternoon session 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
£40.00 per person, per workshop; (Lunch not included)
Maximum spaces available:
Alison Watt is resident dramaturge, writer and artistic co-director of Beach Hut Theatre Company. She is a winner of the 2016 Writers' Guild of Great Britain's Olwen Wymark Theatre Encouragement Award