BY EMMA HALL AND VIDYA RAJAN
This full-day workshop will explore various tools and vocabularies used when writing for contemporary performance. Participants will explore various methods for story telling through performance, using group and individual writing tasks, improvisation, screen writing, found materials and autobiography.
Techniques and methods will be drawn from Emma and Vidya’s own work and learned from their time training with Tim Etchells of Forced Entertainment (UK), Gob Squad (Berlin), SITI (New York), Rawcus (Aus), iO Chicago (USA), Naked Comedy Lab (USA), The Rabble (Aus), and Melbourne Festival’s Director’s Lab.
This workshop is open to all adults with an interest in writing for contemporary performance. No prior experience necessary.
Date: Saturday 29 June 2019
Time: 10am – 5pm
Address: The Whitlam, Metro Arts | Level 4, 109 Edward St Brisbane QLD 4000
Note: Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a pen and notebook.
About the Facilitators
We are Emma Hall and Vidya Rajan, two writer-performers from Adelaide and Perth (respectively), currently living in Melbourne.
Emma Hall is an award-winning theatre-maker based in Melbourne, Australia. Her solo performance works have toured Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Her interest is in experimental, non-narrative performance forms and political activism in art.
Vidya Rajan is a writer, comic, and performance-maker working in theatre and television. She has trained and performed extensively in improvisation and sketch in Australia and the United States. Vidya has a Masters in Writing for Performance (VCA) and is a current writer in residence at the Malthouse Theatre.
This workshop is presented with the assistance of Metro Arts.
Emma Hall – Writer and Director
Vidya Rajan – Writer and Performer
Image by Sarah Walker Photography.
29 June, 10am – 5pm