Presented by The Actors' Workshop
In this masterclass, playwright and director Matt Grinter will introduce you to telling stories that resonate on stage. From narrative structure to character, this workshop will introduce the budding playwright to what it takes to write an engaging and exciting play. We will look at the practical steps to planning and preparing through to populating your piece with characters, locations and a plot that will tell your story and stay with an audience. This workshop is an overview of the processes a playwright should undertake whilst writing their play, from its early conception, to the drafting process. Each participant should leave with synopsis and plan for their next piece.
Matt Grinter has worked as a Writer/Director in both Film and Theatre and is currently forging a career within both media. His work has appeared in a number of prestigious venues across Britain and beyond including Trafalgar 2, The Bristol Old Vic, The Pleasance, The Finborough, Tate Gallery, The Royal Academy Summer Show, Encounters, Palm Springs, Leuven, Corona Cork, New York Metropolitan, Zagreb FilmFestival and Glastonbury Festival and have earned him a number of accolades including a Kodak Award, an Honourable mention at the New York Metropolitan Film Festival, Lost Theatre Company’s One Act Play and winning the Papa Tango New Writing Competition with his play Orca. Matt’s second play ‘The Dog and the Elephant’ recently ran at the Bristol Old Vic Studio and Vault Fest and was produced in conjunction with Ferment. Matt is currently one of the Open Session Writers on attachment at The Bristol Old Vic.