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Saturday 08 July 2017 to Sunday 09 July 2017

Playwrights write language that is seen; that is absorbed not only visually and aurally, but also viscerally. This workshop is designed for playwrights looking to hone skills and develop the vocabulary needed to generate writing for performance.  

The workshop offered in three sessions (one optional) will reflect on playwriting vocabulary, dramatic structure, creating characters and writing a dramatic scene for the stage. There will also be some amount of time provided between sessions for generating writing for performance. Through a series of exercises and discussions, participants will experience and explore methods, techniques and tools designed for the practice of dramatic writing. At the end of the workshop, participants would have developed one monologue for performance and one duologue based on their own experience and interactions with the world around them.

Dates: 08 and 09 July 2017
Times: 10.00 a.m. - 01.00 p.m.
Venue: British Council Library Colombo 03
Age: 15 and above
Price: Rs. 4,500 for the full workshop.

Please note that this workshop is open to a limited number of participants. Call 0773020269 for more information.

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Jake Oorloff

Artistic Director, Floating Space Theatre Company

Jake is a performance artist and theatre practitioner. In 2014 he created Othered Histories, a commissioned performance that opened the Live Art Segment of the Colombo Art Biennale. Recent work as a playwright/director include Forgetting November, The War Reporter and My Other History – the latter, created as recipient of the Sunethra Bandaranayke Trust Grant for new theatre-making. 

A co-founder of Floating Space Theatre Company, Jake Oorloff has served as its Artistic Director since establishing the company in 2007. He also works in applied theatre contexts using theatre to work with communities of adults and children in situations of conflict, healing and personal empowerment.