DATES: Wednesday, May 16th and Thursday, May 17th, 10-5pm both days
COST: $150+HST *
LOCATION: Nightwood/Tapestry Studio, 55 Mill St., The Cannery, Studio 315
Space is limited to 20 participants (first come. first serve)
Join acclaimed UK playwright, Bryony Lavery (Stockholm, Frozen), as she facilitates this two day masterclass for the playwright. The word “playwright” ends like any other profession that moves, turns, carries things, cross divides: cartwright, wheelwright, shipwright, arkwright. This practical and hands-on approach will situate the participant as apprentice and allow her to ‘practice on the wheel before then attempting the whole cart!’ Lavery will bring along her bag of working tools for the class to explore and see how and why they work. On day one participants will make small sample pieces and on day two will apply their learned experience to fixing larger pieces.
Bryony Lavery’s plays include Her Aching Heart (Pink Paper Play Of The Year 1992), Last Easter and A Wedding Story (2000). Her play Frozen, commissioned by Birmingham Rep, won the TMA Best Play Award, the Eileen Anderson Central Television Award, was produced on Broadway where it was nominated for 4 Tony awards. Her Frantic Assembly piece, Stockholm won the Wolff-Whiting award for Best Play of 2008. Beautiful Burnout received a Fringe at Edinburgh. Her recent work includes Beautiful Burnout for the National Theatre of Scotland/Frantic Assembly, Kursk with Sound and Fury at The Young Vic UK and Sydney Opera House, A Christmas Carol at West Yorkshire Playhouse and an adaptation of The £1000000bank note for BBC Radio 4. Future plans: Because for ETT/Brink, Cesario for The National Theatre, and an opera 57Hours in The House Of Culture, with John Keane, Peter Wyer and Phyllida Lloyd. Bryony is an honorary doctor of Arts at De Montfort University and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature.
For more information and to register please visit our Artist: Masterclass page at nightwoodtheatre.net.