Drama Association of Wales-Ty Newydd Writing Course

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Drama Association of Wales-Ty Newydd Writing Course

Time: September 13, 2010 to September 18, 2010
Location: Ty Newydd National Writers' Centre for Wales, Llanystumdwy
City/Town: Cricieth
Website or Map: http://www.tynewydd.org and h…
Phone: Teresa at DAW: +44 (0) 29 2045 2200
Event Type: writing, course, bursary
Organized By: Drama Association of Wales/Ty Newydd
Latest Activity: Jul 18, 2010

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14. Active Theatre
September 13th – 18th
David Britton and Philip Mackenzie

How do we create scripts which encourage and embrace the possibilities of energized theatrical performance? How do we grow a written text from a performance idea? How do we develop theatrical metaphor from words and movement?

This new course from two of Wales’s foremost theatre practitioners gives participants the opportunity to experience what happens when explosive and original ideas meet disciplined form and practice. It is aimed at current and emerging theatre workers and bold enthusiasts with an interest in exploring the collaborative possibilities of modern theatre. Among others, it would suit writers, actors, dancers, designers and teachers.
Philip Mackenzie and David Britton both began their careers in Australia, before moving to Wales.

They have worked together in developing a series of unconventional works for Sherman Cymru’s youth theatre, including Bob’s Dance Hall, Gospel, and as the Sherman’s last show before closing for refurbishment, the large –scale promenade performance piece Oedipus/Antigone.

David Britton has won major awards for his work in Australia, working with ensembles like the renowned Black Swan Theatre Company. He writes and directs extensively for stage and radio and in 2010 is dramaturg for the first co-venture between the new National Theatre of Wales and Volcano Theatre Company. He lectures in Writing for Performance at Swansea University.

Philip Mackenzie was, for 12 years, co-artistic director of the internationally-acclaimed company Man Act. His work has been seen in over 25 countries. In 2007 he received the prestigious Creative Wales award. He is currently Acting Head of Creative Learning at Sherman Cymru, Cardiff.

Fee: £525 (single) £450 (shared)

In partnership with the Drama Association of Wales. This course is open to all but DAW is offering one full bursary and places at a 10% discount to its members. Applicants should contact Teresa Hennessy on 029 2045 2200 or email: teresa@dramawales.org.uk for details. Closing date for DAW bursary applications is July 30th.

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