Writing Workshops

PERFORMANCE WRITING & IMPROVISATION WORKSHOPS

Theatre Works is transforming into a hub for performing arts, and is hosting a Masterclass Series led by some of Melbourne’s most innovative artists and companies, including Performance Writing and Improvisation workshops led by Ranters Theatre.

“It is critical to allow the written text to inhabit the writer”

This masterclass focuses on performance writing for theatre.

It will guide you through the process of developing new performance work using techniques that allow you to focus on physical action and become emotionally connected with what you ‘speak’ from the point of view of character author.

There will be two main ways of generating dialogues: texts written in isolation and texts devised using the basic tools of physical improvisation.

Join Raimondo Cortese of Ranters Theatre and take your performance writing to the next level.

DATES

Sat 6 May 10am – 1pm
Sat 20 May 10am – 1pm
Sat 27 May 10am – 1pm
Sat 3 June 10am – 1pm

PRICE

$240 per participant for all 4 sessions

For bookings:
Theatre Works Masterclass Series

RAIMONDO CORTESE – BIOGRAPHY

Raimondo graduated from the VCA School of Drama in 1993 and is a founding member of Ranters Theatre. Raimondo was the Artistic Director of Ranters from 1994 to 2000. He has written over forty plays, as well as fiction, film, and radio and runs the Master of Writing for Performance course at VCA, Melbourne University.

Workshops

WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

In 2015 we plan to run a series of creative workshops encouraging young people to tell their own stories. The workshop aims to create work around the concept of identity that reflects on some of the essential aspects of each participant. Questions explored include: How do you feel? How do you see yourself? What is your relationship to the worlds you live in? What are some everyday rituals that surround you?

Workshops usually take place over a week and / or weekends and can culminate in a final showing or film.

For more information please contact Ranters’ Executive Producer Robina Burton at [email protected].

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PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS

2011 / 2012

Mildura Arts Centre, Castlemaine State Festival, Global Garden Party, Castlemaine, The Capital - Bendigo Performing Arts Centre, Frankston Performing Arts Centre, Restless Dance Theatre – Adelaide, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, and Warrnambool Performing Arts Centre.

THIS IS ME – NOW

2013 / 2014

This is a multi year project where, as much as possible, we work with the same core group of young people to enhance long-term artistic development. The project is also open to new participants at each stage. The first stage in 2013 was in conjunction with the Castlemaine State Festival.

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