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Into the Jungle: How to Create Innovative Theatre

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How to Write Boundary Breaking Theatre - an inspiring half-day masterclass with playwright Gary Henderson

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What is theatre? What does writing it entail?

And how are playwrights bound by the defining characteristics of theatre writing?

Maybe they aren't...

Using exercises and provocations award-winning playwright Gary Henderson takes participants through an exciting process of discovering the possibilities and rules to break when writing for theatre.

Instead of asking "what does theatre look like?" he asks "what else can theatre look like?"

Join us to demystify the creation of theatre and be challenged by a new understanding of what theatre can be.

About Workshop Tutor: Gary Henderson

Gary is an award-winning New Zealand playwright , dramaturg, director and theatre writing teacher whose work is produced and published locally and internationally . He has taught courses at Unitec, AUT, Auckland University, and the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University.

His most recent premiere was his acclaimed sci-fi thriller “Shepherd” at the Court Theatre in 2015. His latest plays include The “Breath of Silence” for the Court Theatre and an adaptation “Things That Matter” for Auckland Theatre Company – opening at the ASB Theatre soon... (Download Full Bio HERE)

"I learned everything I know about writing plays from Gary - his teaching is clear and so practical which is one of the reasons we invited him to be a guest tutor. In fact my lastest play "The Campervan" was born during one of his excellent classes." Kathryn Burnett ( Mike & Virginia, Bowled Over, The Campervan.)

And if you'd like to pay for this course in installments - no problem - get in touch - hello@bgww.co.nz

In the Into The Jungle workshop you will:

    • Explore different and innovative theatrical forms.
    • Question the expectation of what theatre is, and what the job of writing for theatre entails.
    • Learn to challenge traditional expectations of theatre.
    • Ask - what does a script look like for a kind of live performance that doesn't exist yet?
    • Learn how to explore the writing of innovative theatre
    • Learn what theatre may or may not look like in the future.

Zoom attendance link will be sent to participants on the day before the workshop.

Facilitators: Gary Henderson, Presented by Kathryn Burnett

Please check out our FAQs below...

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Presented by: Kathryn Burnett and Beginner's Guide Writing Workshops

Kathryn is an award-winning screenwriter who has worked in the NZ television/film industry for over 20 years. She has significant television and film credits and has developed numerous television series for NZ’s major production companies. Her most recently produced TV credits include – “Fresh Eggs,” (TVNZ) " My Life is Murder" , “The Sounds” (Acorn TV)and multi-award winning sci-fi series “The Cul de Sac.” In 2019 she co-wrote TVNZ telefeature "The Tender Trap" and is currently on the development team for an HBO sci-fi series , an Australian rom-com series and has a comedy series in development with Warner Brothers. READ MORE ABOUT KATHRYN

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Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Age minimum is 18.(But get in touch if you'd like to discuss!)

What is your cancellation/refund policy?

If the event is cancelled by organiser, participants will receive a full and automatic refund. If cancelled by the participant - cancellation must be 7 days prior to the event to receive a full refund. If cancellation is less than 7 days - a 50% fee refund is available at the facilitator's discretion. No refund will be issued less than 24 hours prior to event.

I'm an absolute beginner - is this workshop right for me?

Probably not. You'll be better served by some of our other workshops. https://www.beginnersguidewritingworkshops.com/our-workshops

What do I need to bring?

Pen and paper , good internet connection and your computer.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Transferrable to another person - yes. Another event - no. (But check with us.)

Do I have to have my printed ticket at the event?

No, you'll be on our list. The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the actual attendee. Is that okay? Yes. (We will check but people often buy this workshop for someone as a present.)

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us, right HERE

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