Are you writing for the stage? This talk is for you.
I'm delighted to confirm that our guest speaker is Rob Drummer, Associate Dramaturg, of the Bush Theatre. Rob will be giving a short talk, followed by Q&A, to illuminate us all on the essence of writing compelling stories and engaging audiences.
During his talk, Rob will talk about:
- Where do we start writing from?
- What inspires the stories we tell?
- How do we use playwriting to start a conversation with an audience?
He's also happy to answer any questions about playwriting, writing for London theatres, getting your scripts in front of the right people and much, much more. I'm certain this will be an inspiring talk for all writers, not just playwrights, so I really hope you can all join in. Please spread the word amongst other playwriting groups/friends too.
Guest speaker: Rob Drummer is Associate Dramaturg at the Bush Theatre. He has developed numerous productions, most recently Free Falling Bird (Bush Theatre), Home (National Theatre), Responsible Other (Hampstead Theatre), Eisteddfod (HighTide, Latitude) Endless Poem (London 2012 Festival), and Perish (HighTide Festival 2012).
As a director he has made work at Contact, Manchester, York Theatre Royal, Manchester Museum, and Theatre503. He has an M.A. in advanced theatre practice from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and assisted Athol Fugard on his play The Train Driver. Rob was recently funded through Arts Council England and the British Council on their Artists’ International Development Fund and spent time in South Africa working as a director and developing new writing workshops in Cape Town and Johannesburg. He was commissioned as a visual artist for the Wandsworth Arts Festival in 2011 and has curated the annual Collisions Festival at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Cost: £10 per person. Please follow the steps to pay via PayPal when you RSVP. Refunds will only be offered if the meetup is cancelled.
Location: The Shooting Star is less than 5mins walk from Liverpool Street station, on the central Line.
Directions: Take the Bishopsgate exit from the main rail concourse, cross the road, turn right at Dirty Dicks pub onto Middlesex Street. The pub is just a few minutes down on the right-hand side and we meet in the function room downstairs.
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