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WOLVERHAMPTON ORIGINAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL

FRIDAY 27TH - SATURDAY 28TH - SUNDAY 29TH JANUARY 2017

PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP: WE'VE GOT ISSUES (with ARZHANG PEZHMAN)

 

Date: Sunday 29th January

Time: 1.00pm- 4.00pm  

Venue: Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street

Tickets: £10 general or £8 concessions (Limited places), call Midland Box Office on 0870 320 7000 for more information or visit here

 

How do you address important issues in dramatic writing without eliciting the response "Oh no, not another 'issues' play!"?

Issues plays can be funny and profound, without being preachy or moralistic.

 

A series of writing workshops that explore contemporary issues - gender, race, class, sexuality - through characterisation.

Ideas will be discussed, scenes will be written, different perspectives will emerge.

 

About

 

Theatre; Local (Royal Court Theatre, 2000), Come Around (part of the Rampage season, Royal Court Theatre, 2003), Mother’s Day (Wolverhampton Grammar School, 2003), Tics (Birmingham Repertory Youth Theatre, 2004), Blood at the Root (London Metropolitan University, 2005), Bolt-Hole (Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 2006), Writer-in-Residence at Soho Theatre (2006), Intervention (Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 2008), Borderland (Fairfield High School, 2010), Soul Seekers (Central Youth Theatre, 2011). Gravity (Birmingham Rep. Teatro Pubblico Pugliese, Italy. 2012). For their own good (Untied Artists, Edinburgh Fringe First Award 2013).

 

Short films - Two Tone (Eclipse theatre company, 2012). Cold Caller (Self made, 2012)

 

Feature Film Scripts; Kirigami (Script/Small Screen Visions/Claire Ingham, 2002), Our Home (Reza Shirazi/Media Art, 2011).

Arzhang also works extensively as a dramaturge and writing tutor, and is applying to do a practical PhD in the subject.

 

 

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