Launch of The New Writing Platform
Saturday, 20 September 2014 from 16:00 to 16:45 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The new MA Dramatic Writing course at Drama Centre London and Central Saint Martins invites you to the launch of The New Writing Platform, a new series which will provide a platform for exploring new ideas going on in the dramatic writing industry.
The New Writing Platform will be an occasional series of events and talks and will provide a platform for the industry to explore, discuss and share new ideas and work going on in terms of dramatic writing. The series will be organized with students on the MA Dramatic Writing course, will be open to the public to attend and has emerged as a result of The Year of Experimentation, a year long investigation into what dramatic writing training in the UK can be which culminated last month.
The first New Writing Platform event will take place on September 20th and will be run in partnership with Tamasha Theatre Company.
Tamasha will stage My Name is… at the Studio Theatre on September 19th and 20th, accompanied by a New Writing Platform discussion on September 20th on the creation of My Name is… and the challenges of verbatim theatre which will be chaired by students on the MA Dramatic Writing course and speakers will include Sudha Bhuchar, co-Artistic Director and founder of Tamasha, alongside other members of the company.
Topics explored will include how to write for verbatim theatre, the process of creating My Name Is...., the challenges of verbatim theatre and the future of the form.
MA Dramatic Writing Course Leader Jennifer Tuckett said: “We are delighted to be launching The New Writing Platform, which we hope will offer a platform for discussion and exploration of new ideas going on in dramatic writing both in the UK and abroad. The series has emerged as a result of our Year of Experimentation first year of the course, which was a year long exploration of what dramatic writing training can be in the UK run in partnership with nine industry professionals who have led the way in terms of training dramatic writers in the UK, and we are delighted to be working with Tamasha on the launch of the series. We hope The New Writing Platform will offer a new way Universities can work together with the industry to explore new ideas and promote discussion and exploration of new work.”
Written by Sudha Bhuchar and directed by Philip Osment, the acclaimed new verbatim play My Name is… explores the story behind the headlines about Molly Campbell, the schoolgirl who left Scotland for Pakistan in 2006, seemingly abducted by her father. The play reveals a love story that began in early 80s Glasgow, a world away from the frantic ‘tug of love’ well documented in the world's press.
To book tickets to My Name is… please go to: https://www.platform-theatre.com/bookings
To book free tickets to The New Writing Platform please go to: www.newwritingplatform.eventrbrite.co.uk
For more information on the new MA Dramatic Writing, which is based at Drama Centre London, one of the UK’s leading drama schools, and Central Saint Martins, one of the world’s leading colleges of art and design, and which aspires to explore new models for training dramatic writers, please go to: http://www.arts.ac.uk/csm/courses/postgraduate/ma-dramatic-writing-drama-centre-london/