July 11, 2018


Getting in the same space / Stretching into new spaces.  

A workshop on process, practicalities and pathways to survival as a dramaturg and playwright.

All stories are love stories. David will share his most beloved exercises for dramaturgs and playwrights: Mapping Your Story, 3 The Hard Way, Genius of The Galaxy, Finding the Love, and many more.

We will be writing, staging, and finding the best way to give feedback. You can bring a project along or come wanting to find new tools and/or your next big thing.

We’ll also be exploring how working in other forms, like TV, graphic stories, and poetry, can improve your stagecraft.

Bring loose clothing and open minds.

10am to 4pm Saturday 11 August 2018

Te Haukāinga, Taranaki St, Mt Cook, Wellington

$50 per participant. Limited to 10 people.

Travel subsidy may be available if you live outside of Wellington.
Email us here to book or for more information.
Booking deadline 30 July 2018. 

David (Taranaki / Pākehā) has worked as a playwright, TV writer, dramaturg, script consultant, and educator in New Zealand and Canada for the last 30 years. His latest short play, Science Is Dead! was performed around the globe as part of Climate Change Theatre Action in 2017 and translated into Italian for a Rome production. He currently teaches scriptwriting, documentary and playwriting at Capilano University in Vancouver, Canada. He specialises in dramaturgy with Indigenous theatre groups but also works in the mainstream. He also writes fiction, with his latest short story, #WATCHLIST, published in Black Marks on a White Page, and a new commission to write Maui Goes to Hollywood for Penguin Random House NZ.

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