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Thursday, 26 June 2014

Brief and Information for writers

You are invited to the following event:



Event to be held at the following time, date and location:

        Thursday, 3 July 2014 from 10:00 to 21:00 (BST) Platform Theatre Central Saint Martins Granary Square London United Kingdom



Drama Centre London and Central Saint Martins invite you to The Year of Experimentation, a new writing festival taking place at The Platform Theatre at Central Saint Martins from July 3rd – July 4th.


The festival is the culmination of the first year of Drama Centre London’s and Central Saint Martins’ new MA Dramatic Writing, and plans for the permanent model of the course, which will offer a new model for training dramatic writers in the UK, will be announced as part of the festival.


Day One of the festival will be The Year of Experimentation which will take place on July 3rd and is a one day festival on dramatic writing training, offering free Masterclasses for writers, students, the public and the industry on writing for theatre, television, film, radio and digital media.


The Masterclasses will be led by the ten Masters who have helped develop the MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London and who are ten leading industry professionals who have led the way in training dramatic writers in the UK.


The Masters are:


Ola Animashawun, who founded the Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writers Programme


Stephen Jeffreys, Literary Associate at the Royal Court Theatre for eleven years and creator of Masterclasses which have led the way in Playwriting teaching in the UK


Caroline Jester, dramaturg and creator of REPwrite, the new online dramatic writing programme, who has led on international and national collaborative writing models.


Fin Kennedy, winner of the first Fringe First ever awarded for a schools production and co-Artistic Director of Tamasha Theatre Company


Kate Rowland, founder of BBC Writersroom and the Creative Director of New Writing at the BBC


Philip Shelley, who runs the Channel Four screenwriting course


Nina Steiger, Associate Director at the Soho Theatre


Jennifer Tuckett, Course Leader for Drama Centre London and Central Saint Martin’s new MA Dramatic Writing, who previously founded the UK’s first formally industry partnered MA in Playwriting, ran industry partnered projects on training writers for writing for theatre, radio drama and digital media with the BBC and developed Guardian Masterclasses Manchester.


Steve Winter, Programme Director of the Kevin Spacey Foundation co-creator of the Old Vic New Voices 24 Hour Plays and TS Eliot US/UK Exchange.


John Yorke, creator of the BBC Writers Academy and Managing Director of Company Pictures.


The festival will conclude on July 4th with In Battalions, a one day conference being run by Fin Kennedy and the students on the MA Dramatic Writing course which will be stage three of Fin Kennedy's In Battalions new writing campaign.


Central Saint Martins is also delighted to be hosting the 2014 BBC TV Drama Writers’ Festival, chaired by Tony Jordan, which will take place on July 2nd.


For further information on The Year of Experimentation festival please see:www.theyearofexperimentationfestival.wordpress.com. To book free tickets for the Masterclasses please go to www.theyearofexperimentation.eventbrite.co.uk


We hope you can make it!


Best wishes,

MA Dramatic Writing, Drama Centre London, Central Saint Martins



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