HSC 2023-24 | Playwriting

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Sat 18 Nov 23
2.00pm – 5.00pm
(3 hours)
Choose your mode:
At Belvoir or
Online via Zoom
$65.00 per student (Booking fees apply)
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Drama IP: Scriptwriting
English Ext. 2 Major Work: Script – Drama

Suitable for students embarking on their HSC Drama Individual Project: Scriptwriting and HSC English Extension 2 Major Work: Script – Drama.

A Belvoir playwright will unpack the theory and practice of writing a play. Students will learn key ideas about structure, story and character development. The workshop includes practical activities in playwriting, giving students the opportunity to work with a playwright to shape ideas. During the workshop students will explore:

  • Principles of dramatic action
  • Strategies for bringing characters to life
  • Writing dialogue
  • Approaches to redrafting and structure
  • Rehearsal room techniques for honing the draft

This workshop is intended to help you create your own text through a practical exploration of script writing, guided by a Belvoir artist. Artists delivering this workshop will not be providing guidance on specifics of the HSC Individual Project (IP) requirements. For information on assessment requirements for your project you should consult your teacher.

Choose your delivery mode

In person or Digital?

You can choose to visit us at Belvoir or join us online .

These two sessions are run simultaneously with students both in the room with the artist and joining via video call.

Our Digital Workshop mode is offered to provide access to Regional and rural students. Where travel to Belvoir is possible we recommend joining our in person workshop.

  • In Person Workshop

    Held in our Rehearsal Rooms at Belvoir

    TO PREPARE: Participants will need:

    • bottle of water
    • writing tools of choice – paper & pen or pencil, on-screen writing program (i.e Word, Google Docs, etc.)

    Held online via Zoom
    Log in details are sent to participants on the day of the workshop

    TO PREPARE: Participants will need:

    • bottle/glass of water
    • a clear, flat space on which to do writing and drawing activities during the workshop
    • writing tools of choice – paper & pen or pencil, on-screen writing program (i.e Word, Google Docs, etc.)

    SET UP: Participants should:

    • make sure you have a comfortable seat and a flat surface to write or draw on
    • use your real name on the Zoom platform, not a nick name
    • keep microphones on mute until it is your turn to contribute
    • be set up in a quiet place where you will not be interrupted and other people will not appear in frame during the workshop
    • have all materials ready in their workspace when the workshop commences
    • leave meeting at the end of the workshop
    • printed materials (these will be emailed to you after you have booked you place)