Western Edge Theatre Scriptwriting Circle

Shakespeare in sunglassesWestern Edge’s Scriptwriting Circle is back. And this time we’re bringing the popular workshop to both Nanaimo and Parksville!

Learn the craft of scriptwriting, or polish your skills, as you work on a script for stage, screen, TV, the web, or audio drama. Or work on exercises from workshop leader Frank Moher that will get you started on a script — it’s your call. Either way, you’ll be part of a supportive community of authors while you also receive feedback directly from Frank, an internationally-produced writer and Vancouver Island University Creative Writing instructor.

The workshop meets for six sessions over seven weeks, from 6 to 9 pm. The Parksville workshop starts Tuesday, May 16th at the McMillan Arts Centre (133 McMillan St.), while the Nanaimo group will meet starting Thursday, May 18th at Kismet Theatre Academy (55 Victoria Rd.). In between, participants will stay in touch online, using a private website custom-created for the workshop.

The seven weeks will culminate with a reading of excerpts from some of the scripts, performed by guest actors.

The fee for the workshop is $200, payable in two installments, on registration and at the first meeting. Whether you’re a beginner, a more experienced writer, or a seasoned pro, the Western Edge scriptwriting workshop is your opportunity to get dramatic!

Click here to register now.

Or read more in our media release below. Questions? Contact us admin@westernedge.org or phone 250-714-4476.

Frank MoherWorkshop leader Frank Moher has written for the CBC, NFB, and various independent producers, and had plays produced internationally. Most recently, his play Big Baby toured Greece, and his latest play, Run in Fields, will premiere at Western Edge in September. He teaches in the Department of Creative Writing & Journalism at Vancouver Island University.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2017

WESTERN EDGE SCRIPTWRITING WORKSHOP TO BE OFFERED IN NANAIMO AND PARKSVILLE

Western Edge Theatre’s popular Scriptwriting Circle is back, and this time the company will offer the seven-week workshop in both Nanaimo and Parksville.

Open to writers of all levels of experience, the Scriptwriting Circle provides participants with the opportunity to learn the craft of scriptwriting, or polish their skills, by working on a script for stage, screen, TV, the web, or audio drama. Registrants may also choose to begin with exercises provided by workshop leader Frank Moher, to get them started on a script. Either way, the Scriptwriting Circle provides an inspiring and creative experience, as part of a supportive community of writers.

Workshop leader Frank Moher has written for the CBC, NFB, and various independent producers, and had plays produced internationally. He teaches in the Department of Creative Writing & Journalism at Vancouver Island University.

“Some basics are common to all forms of scriptwriting,” says Moher. “We’ll begin by looking at those, and then the writers will be welcome to work on a script of their choice, or I can give them some exercises to get started.

“After that, my job is to focus on what each writer is working on, and make sure they’re getting what they need, both from me and from the group.”

The workshop will culminate with a public reading of excerpts from some of the scripts, with guest actors.

Meeting weekly from 6 to 9 pm, the Parksville workshop starts Tuesday, May 16th at the McMillan Arts Centre (133 McMillan Street), while the Nanaimo group will meet starting Thursday, May 18th at Kismet Theatre Academy (55 Victoria Rd.). Further details are available at http://westernedge.org/workshop or by phone at 250-714-4476. Questions may also be sent to admin@westernedge.org.

The cost is $200, payable in two installments, upon registration and at the first meeting. Each workshop is limited to 10 members, so early registration is advised.


Ready to register? Click here. Questions? Contact us at admin@westernedge.org or 250-714-4476 (Nanaimo).