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Date / Time: Thursday 18th April

Duration: 10.30 - 13.00

Venue: Leicester Adult Education College

Practitioner: Suzanne Bell | Royal Exchange Manchester

Re-drafting & Interrogating New Work

Location: Leicester Adult Education College 

Room: 16

Congratulations Playwright - you've got to the end of your script - you've completed a first draft.  Or congratulations Director - a really interesting and potentially exciting new play has come your way. 

Now what?  How can you develop it, hone the ideas, improve the play, ensure the playwright is communicating what they want to communicate through the play in the most theatrical, bold, imaginative and ambitious way?  Each play goes on its own unique process and the playwright and other collaborators need to find the best process to create that play.  This workshop will ask lots of questions, explore lots of possibilities and offer some practical ways in which anyone working on a new play might interrogate, explore, nurture, challenge and drive a play through a development process.

Suzanne is Dramaturg at the Royal Exchange Theatre where she oversees the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting.  She has worked with playwrights including Simon Stephens, April de Angelis, Rory Mullarkey, Anna Jordan, Jonathan Harvey, Chloe Moss and Lizzie Nunnery.  She has led writers’ workshops at theatres including Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, Royal Court, Soho Theatre, Birmingham Rep, various universities and overseas.