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Writers Bloc Workshops:

Adapting Work –
From : 10/01/2012 To : 10/01/2012; Start time : 6:00 PM End time : 8:00 PM
Faculty : John Dryden and Ayeesha Menon
Workshop details : How do you adapt a novel or real life story into a compelling script for stage, TV, film or radio? We break down that process in this interactive workshop. Come prepared with a project you’re working on or would like to work on.

Writing Comedy -
From : 13/01/2012 To : 13/01/2012; Start time : 4:00 PM End time : 8:00 PM
Faculty : Anuvab Pal
Workshop details : An intermediate level workshop that focuses entirely on comedy as a genre. You need to be familiar with the basics of scriptwriting and come prepared with an idea for a comic script, for film or stage specifically.

Directing New Writing -
From : 14/01/2012 To : 14/01/2012; Start time : 10:00 AM End time : 1:00 PM
Faculty : Richard Twyman
Workshop details :http://www.mumbaitheatreguide.com/images/clear.gifHow does a director work with a play that’s just been written? We will explore different approaches to a new writer's text: taking participants through various techniques to direct and rehearse within the uncharted territory of a new play.
For directors only.

An Introduction to Writing for Teenagers –
From : 15/01/2012 To : 15/01/2012 Start time : 10:00 AM End time : 2:00 PM
Faculty : Shiv Subrahmanyam
Workshop details : A hands-to-paper play writing session for young minds, that will introduce concepts of plot, narrative, character building and more. You will produce a short script in the course of the workshop, which will then be presented to the public in a platform performance later in the festival.

Starting a Play -
From : 17/01/2012 To : 17/01/2012 Start time : 4:00 PM End time : 8:00 PM
Faculty : Carl Miller
Workshop details :http://www.mumbaitheatreguide.com/images/clear.gif A practical writing workshop using some of the techniques which have been a part of the Writers' Bloc process. You will be encouraged to explore possibilities at the first stage of writing a new piece of contemporary drama. Previous experience of playwriting is not necessary.

All sessions will be held at Prithvi House.Workshops are free but participants must register in advance by emailing nilousagar@gmail.com with full name, contact details and date of birth or call Niloufer on 9892763193.

Weekend with the Wiz

Workshop by Raell Padamsee.
Audio Visual Room  (above Experimental Theatre)
Saturday, 21st & Sunday, 22nd  – 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
This is a creative drama workshop based on the much–adored fable The Wizard of Oz. It involves the use of various props, which encourages one to think out of the box and create original fun pieces of drama based on the delightful children’s classic. The workshop not only helps sheds inhibitions but also stimulates creativity and spontaneity. It also includes improvisations, costume designing and mimes.

Entry by registration.
Please call Craig on 9820517994 /22842845–8 for further details.
Limited seats available.