Playwriting Masterclass: Life in 10 Minutes
What impact can you make in ten minutes? Checkpoint Theatre’s newest digital masterclass will take you through the art of building characters, crafting dialogue and developing a plot, so that you can create a memorable and effective short play.
Under the personal guidance of Adib Kosnan, explore the different aspects of writing narratives and setting the scene in an efficient and engaging manner. You will receive individual feedback on your writing, and come out of the class with your very own 10-minute play. All participants will retain the rights to their work.
- Lesson structure: 4 personal video-conference sessions, each 45min long
- Dates: 1 – 27 June 2020
- Time: Sessions offered on weekdays, 10am-12pm, 2pm-5pm, by appointment
- Course Fee: SGD 650*
*Successful applicants can consider tapping into the National Arts Council’s Capability Development Scheme for the Arts (CDSA). Please refer to the NAC website for more details.
Playwriting Masterclass: Life In 10 Minutes is for adults aged 18 and above, and can be conducted in either English or Malay.
To apply, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, 18 May 2020 with the subject header “[YOUR NAME]: Application for 10Min Masterclass”:
- Your CV
- A short proposal for the 10 minute piece that you would like to write (no more than 250 words)
We will notify you of your successful registration to the class. Due to instructor availability, Checkpoint Theatre can only accept 10 applicants. Preference will be given to Singapore residents with a track record of participation in the arts.
We look forward to helping you create a script that stands the test of time.
ABOUT ADIB KOSNAN
Adib is a theatre practitioner, playwright, educator, and Associate Artist with Checkpoint Theatre. His play 28.8 was nominated for Best Original Script at the Life Theatre Awards 2018. He is also the writer of highly acclaimed short plays such as Plaster and the bureau of regrettable decisions. His upcoming work Keluarga Besar En. Karim (The Karims) will be Checkpoint Theatre’s first Malay-language play. Adib is also an award-winning actor and a founding member of Singaporean playwright collective, Main Tulis Group.
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Checkpoint Theatre is offering a rigorous four-session playwriting masterclass for adults, focusing on the art of writing a single-performer play. Through personal one-on-one video-conference sessions with Huzir Sulaiman or Faith Ng, these classes will hone your distinctive writing voice and help you write your own monologue.
In each session, you will submit written pages of your script that will be critiqued in detail by your instructor. The personalised feedback and the insights gained from the sessions will allow you to write the play only you can write.
Sharpen your craft and create a work akin to powerful single-performer plays such as Still Life by Dana Lam, #UnicornMoment by Oon Shu An, A Good Death by Faith Ng, and The Weight of Silk on Skin by Huzir Sulaiman. All participants will retain the rights to their work.