Writing for the Theatre with Liam Hurley

Updated: Mar 9

This course on Writing for the Theatre will develop over 3 consecutive teaching weekends, in which participants will -examine key principles of dramatic writing -explore models of collaboration and dramaturgy -enquire into the role of text in devised and physical theatre


Award-winning collaborative writer Liam Hurley will draw on examples from a range of theatre sources, from classic texts to the work of diverse Scottish writers.


In response to this course material and through exercises, creative prompts & provocations, participants will generate their own original scripted material, both within the teaching time itself and in their own writing time between sessions.


Receiving group feedback and some individual mentorship, participants will be coached in crafting the most effective written forms as a vehicle for their own original content, and developing their own authentic voice in their writing for the stage.


Workshop schedule:9-10, 16-17 & 23-24 Apr 2022 (Sat & Sun) 4-6:30pm Format:Online, delivered using "Zoom". An email with the Zoom link is sent before the workshops.

Conducted in English without translation

Fee:HK$1,500 (No student concession) Participants should attend all the sessions Enrolment:https://forms.gle/DN7cyC5HmjsUeY9p8


About Liam Hurley Liam is a collaborative writer for theatre with over 20 years experience as a creative practitioner. Prior to graduating in 2002 with a First Class Honours in Theatre Studies from The University of Glasgow, Liam had already launched his professional career - including acting alongside legendary Scottish actor Brian Cox on stage at The Royal Lyceum Edinburgh. In 2003 Liam was an inaugural recipient of the Playwrights' Studio Scotland's mentorship award, being partnered with renowned poet and playwright Liz Lochhead. As a collaborative writer or Dramaturg, Liam has devised original work with communities across the UK and internationally, including with Theatre du Pif as Dramaturg on 2008's "The Will to Build". In 2016 - back in Scotland - Liam was Dramaturg for the the award-winning productions "Heads Up" by Kieran Hurley and "Wind Resistance" by Karine Polwart, and in 2019 he received a Fringe First award for co-writing "Dispatches on The Red Dress" with Rowan Rheingans. He is currently being supported by National Theatre of Scotland to develop a model for trauma-informed theatre making.


SEED 2020 is financially supported by the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

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