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Dramatic Writing – Online Course

Online course – From the 13th of April to the 6th of May 2021. Tuesdays and Thursdays 7pm to 9pm CET. 

With Francisco Gomes and Marian Masoliver from The Actors Space.

At the Actors Space, we often talk about the Creative Triangle: Writing, Acting and Directing. These three elements are essential for dramatic creation. Writing is at the heart of it all, content is king. 

Course fees (16 hours)
Professional – 190€
Concessions – 160€

Who is this workshop for?

For writers, directors, artists, teachers and students of dramatic art that want to develop their understanding of dramatic structure and put into practice their writing skills.

For actors, that want to be empowered as artists, find their own voice and understand the principles of Storytelling.

What will we work on?

  • What is a story?
  • The Premise.
  • Thematic heart (what is your story about?).
  • The Outline.
  • Acts, scenes, beats.
  • Character and character’s arc.
  • Expectation meets reality.
  • Text and Subtext.
  • Dialogue.
  • Action and description.
  • Imagination and Play.

The script you will develop can be for Theatre, Film, TV, Series, web-series or online  (YouTube, Zoom, Social media etc…) and can be Comic or Dramatic. Co-writing is also possible.

At the end of the course you will have:

  • A complete outline of your story.
  • A minimum of one complete scene, or two or three…depending of how much time you put into it!  ;0)

With our guidance and facilitation your proposal will be developed and dramatised. You will get to develop and re-write your idea into a complete outline and a minimum of a playable scene while meeting other fellow writers and having fun!

About the teachers

Francisco Gomes (Portugal) has graduated in Corporate Communications and Advertising and worked for 20 years as a journalist, copywriter and marketing manager. At the same time, he pursued his studies in theatre as an actor, to which he had been dedicating his time and work for the last 15 years.

He is an actor, a storyteller, a writer and a teacher (Acting, Storytelling, Creative Writing) based in Lisbon.

He is part of the Immersive Theatre Company in Portugal, and has written and performed over 8 original Storytelling shows.

He wrote the scripts for an animated tv series for children (80 episodes) that aired on national tv.

He is a playwright with three finished plays and more waiting to be finished.

Francisco won the 6th edition of the Dramatic Writing Lab contest in 2020, promoted by the Portuguese theatre company Teatro Meridional, with the play “The Dead Can Also Dance”. He created the project “Nano-tales: Stories with less than 40 words” that came to be a published book.

Francisco also writes poetry and reads it on poetry slam shows.

He is an associate of The Actors Space.

Marian Masoliver (Spain) has more than thirty years of experience as an international actress, theatre director, drama teacher and writer.

She began her career studying with the 20th century physical theatre master Jacques Lecoq at his school in Paris. After that, she toured extensively around Europe and the USA, working in the field with top theatre companies such as ‘Kneehigh Theatre’, UK, and ‘La Fura dels Baus’, Spain. She has taught at many festivals, universities and performing arts colleges in the USA, UK, Spain, Holland, Belgium, France, Germany and Ecuador.

In 1999 she co-founded the Actors Space with Simon Edwards, which has become an internationally renowned center dedicated to the research, training and creation of theatre and film. The Actors Space is located near Barcelona. Marian is the director of the center, where she teaches acting, directing and writing for theatre and film. She is often commissioned to write and direct shows – over the past 9 years she has written and directed site specific shows for audiences of more than 20.000 people.

Since 2014 Marian has also been collaborating with The Prem Rawat Foundation, making documentaries about their Peace Education Program in Colombia, Ecuador and Perú.

To book a place please get in touch with Marian on – marian@actors-space.org

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