Playwright’s Weekender (3rd and 4th February)

Playwright's Weekender (Your bootcamp for techique improvement)

 Kiefer Wes Williams (The Play’s the Thing) and Sharon Colpman (Writing Together) are your facilitators to bring you a whole weekend to work on understanding your technique and how to make your plays work. This course is suitable for beginners and those with no formal training in play writing. People wishing to improve on areas they struggle with will also enjoy this weekender.

 Areas covered in this course are:

  • Playwright’s Toolbox
  • Making an ideas bank
  • Characterisation
  • Dialogue
  • Plotting and structure
  • Writer’s block
  • Team writing
  • Editing
 Participants will be expected to attend both days of this 2 day course. Any participants who write a 30 minute play following this course will have priority access to Play with you Play, where your work could be chosen to be performed during the Liverpool Fringe festival.


Course details

This course will run over the two days of the weekend 3rd and 4th February.  It will be held at The Studio Below (39 Rodney St. Liverpool)

Door will be open from 9.30am where refreshments will be available, for a prompt start at 10am. The course finishes at 4pm each day. Please bring your own lunch or some money to buy your lunch in the surrounding shops.

The course is £60

Directors Chair Part 1

Directors Chair Part 1 (Stage)

Kiefer Wes Williams provides a 6 week course  with lots of the basic information  and skills to start you out in the directors chair. The course can be paid in one full payment of 65 pounds or three instalments of 22pounds.

What will you Learn?
* Differences between stage and screen
* The director’s toolbox
* Role of the director
* Knowing the actor, writer and producer
* Directing styles
* The audition process
* Improvisation
* What is blocking?
* Responsibilities
* Stage work and rehearsal process

Course details

six sessions starting from Saturday 21st October from 10.00 to 12.00. Occurring every Saturday

Self-Tape 101

Do you struggle with the dreaded self-tape, wonder what you did wrong in auditions where you didn’t get the part or just want to get familiar with a film environment? This three hour workshop run by Keith Hyland with Blake John Emery will give you all the tools to successful self-taping and give you top tips about auditions and agents.
Content as follows:
. Learn how to make an industry standard self tape while experiencing film set demands in the studio.
• Participants to get their script 3 days before, similar to in industry.
• Instruction on how to make the camera work for you, how to exploit it with eyeline and movement etc
• Participants make their own self tape from the script provided and ident to take away.
• Learn ways to do well in auditions and interviews
• Perform the script provided live and in self tape – feel the pressure of being watched and judged.
Booking coming soon

Stories to Screen

stories to screen

Everyone has a tale to tell

Our lottery funded project is offering people that would like to start writing but are not sure where to start or people that prefer to tell stories out loud but struggle putting pen to paper. We are also offering spaces to people that would like to learn about film making and editing but don’t have the equipment to give it a try. Patrick Graham, echo journalist for L8, and other special guests, will be joining us on this playful journey to discover the stories you’d like to tell and those that are personal to you. The project allows you to organise a spoken word night and as your stories are turned into films and documentaries, a film night will end the course. There is no fee to participate but an understanding of the value of this course to each member must be recognised at the start of the course. The course will start Wednesday 24th May, 18.30-20.30 at the Studio Below, Liverpool. Contact us if you would like to hear more. Please let us know why you’d like to be part of the course.

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An introduction into the creative world of sketches, skits and all things silly through improvisation, devising and sharing fun together.
Whether you’re a keen writer, performer or lover of comedy all are welcome.
Co-facilitated by professional artists Merv and Jen, who between them have a wealth of creative knowledge and making stuff up and being daft off and on stage.

The taster session is designed to show you the importance of improvisation and devising when it comes to script writing and sketch writing.

Decide if you’d like to continue onto the full course of workshops at the end of this taster session.

Join us on Sunday 7th May (10am – 4pm) but sign up below. The full day is only £30