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We look forward to meeting you at the AAI Writers' Workshop 10am Saturday 7th August (be 10 minutes early if possible). Location; 107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street Redfern, two block from Redfern Station. Please bring a copy of your work to read and discuss. There are shops and cafes nearby for lunch.

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We look forward to meeting you at the AAI Writers' Workshop 10am Saturday 7th August (be 10 minutes early if possible). Location; 107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street Redfern, two block from Redfern Station. Please bring a copy of your work to read and discuss. There are shops and cafes nearby for lunch.
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Guidance, tips and involvement from writers who've taken their work from page to stage and a producer who's created the audience.

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Writers' Weekend Workshop: From Page To Stage

Our focus is on the process of writing, plus the experience of writers who've taken their work from page to stage and a producer who has generated revenue via grants and marketing for ticket sales.

Alison Lyssa: 10am to 5pm Saturday & 2pm to 5pm Sunday

Playwriting exercises and crafty tips to shape your script, guided by playwright Alison Lyssa.

Playwriting exercises to generate text. Practical tips on crafty matters: playing with time; dramatic action; enlivening characters, dialogue, monologue, subtext; shaping the spine of the story. Read some of your scenes with fellow participants; receive constructive feedback, guided by mentor and playwright, Alison Lyssa PhD.

AWG will provide an outline of benefits of membership.

Alison Lyssa Biography

Alison’s plays include Pinball (Nimrod 1981); Duck Duck Goose, (Sydney’s Mardi-Gras 2013); being reprinted by Currency Press for their 50th anniversary; The Boiling Frog (dir. John Bell, Nimrod 1984); Who’d’ve Thought? (Women and Theatre Project, Telopea), AWGIE Award nomination, Community Theatre, 1991. Dramaturg, workshop leader and mentor, including for Playworks; Women Playwrights International; Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre; Rozelle Neighbourhood Centre; and Playwriting Australia Duologue Program 2019. Screenwriting certificate (AFTRS); PhD in Drama. Taught Writing for Performance at UTS, UWS and Macquarie. Script editor/consultant on documentary features, including Oyster (Sydney Film Festival 2018); Rosemary’s Way (Sydney Film Festival 2020).

Stephen Carnell 10pm to 11am Sunday

Stephen will provide examples, a plan and tips for taking your script from page to stage. This is a rewarding and gruelling process requiring creating a reading ready script, recruiting a producer (this maybe you), preparing a budget, finding funding, attaching a director, seeking a suitable venue, casting, organising a rehearsal venue and rehearsals, seeking grants, setting up booking site, marketing the show, generating revenue to provide pre show cash flow.

This session will also cover potential funding sources and selection criteria.

Participants will be asked to provide a 3 minute synopsis of their work. Several may volunteer their plans for next steps on the issues outlined above, followed by group discussion and Q&A.

Stephen Carnell's Biography

Producer-fund raiser of twenty plays, one feature film and seven short films since 2006. These include comedies, romances, dramas, musicals and immersive in many Sydney theatres and unusual venues, plus Adelaide and Brisbane seasons. Ninety percent is new Australian work with participation by writers. Productions include Wonderland: The Musical (Slide Mardi Gras 2011), The Legend of Kings O'Malley (musical Seymour 2014). We Are The Ghosts Of the Future by 7-ON (The Rocks Museum 2015), The Punter's Siren by Gina Schien (Blood Moon theatre Mardi Gras 2016), DEADHOUSE season 2 by Gina Schien & Liviu Monsted (St James crypt 2019) and more...

Liviu Monsted: 11am to 12pm Sunday

Liviu will provide an understanding of immersive writing, direction and production.

In this segment of the workshop you will learn about the process of writing and directing an immersive theatre show. Liviu will cover incorporating the space into the text, moving audiences through the narrative, world building and scene structure. I will also discuss how immersive theatre techniques can be used in standard theatre settings.

Liviu Monsted Biography

Liviu is a published playwright, Artistic Director of Mon Sans Productions and the writer-director of immersive theatre show DEADHOUSE Tales Of Sydney Morgue.

Ruth Fingret: 12pm to 1pm Sunday

Ruth will discuss writing and directing for musical theatre – the differences and challenges from normal theatre.

Provide two simple exercises to test if your script is structurally sound before you send it off to a producer or director.

Ruth Fingret Biography

Ruth has been writing and directing for theatre for ten years. Full length writing credits include Asylum, Dismissed, With them but not of Them. Directing credits include The Naked Truth, Motherhood the Musical, Margaret Fulton the Musical. She has been a Short+Sweet finalist five times.

You'll be supporting the Arts

Revenue, after costs, generated by this workshop will go toward funding DEADHOUSE season 3.

Additional Benefits

Each participant will be given a complimentary ticket (worth $85) to the upcoming production, DEADHOUSE season 3: The Razor Gang Wars. This show runs six times a week for first three weeks of September. See how immersive theatre is created.

And each participant will be given the opportunity to present their work or a portion of their work at a monthly Script In Hand show.

Script In Hand

Script in Hand accepts scripts of any genre from writers and programs them into Script in Hand. Scripts up to 20 minutes are selected to form a 90 minute program.

Script In Hand enables the writer to see their work staged close to a full production. Our monthly guest MC runs Q&As so the writer and all involved in the staging can get feedback from the audience (mostly theatre people).

By attending the rehearsals and the show the writer is able to participate in the development of their script for stage. Many scripts have gone onto full production after this development process.

There is no charge to the writer for this process. Everyone pays $20 admissions to Script In Hand; these funds cover venue hire, insurance and our sound and lighting operator.

The writer submits scripts to: scriptinhand@live.com Programs are created by Ruth Fingret (writer-director) & Ron Hadley (performer-director).

Stephen Carnell, Michael Dengler, Liviu Monsted, Glen Pead, Sally Williams and Garreth Cruickshank share the responsibility of recruiting producers, directors, assigning the scripts and running the shows month to month.

Photo Alison Lyssa.


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Script in Hand accepts scripts of any genre from writers and programs them into Script in Hand. Scripts up to 20 minutes are selected to form a 100 minute program.

Script In Hand enables the writer to see their work staged close to a full production. Our monthly guest MC runs Q&As so the writer and all involved in the staging can get feedback from the audience (mostly theatre people). Average audience is 40-50 people.

By attending the rehearsals and the show the writer is able to participate in the development of their script for stage. Many have gone onto full production after this development process.

There is no charge to the writer for this process. Everyone pays $20 admissions to Script In Hand; these funds cover venue hire, insurance and our sound and lighting operator.

The writer submits scripts to: scriptinhand@live.com Programs are created by Ruth Fingret (writer-director) & Ron Hadley (performer-director).

Stephen Carnell, Michael Dengler, Liviu Monsted, Glen Pead, Sally Williams and Garreth Cruickshank share the responsibility of recruiting producers, directors, assigning the scripts and running the shows month to month.

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