Budding dramatists can enrol on practical course Hello Summer. Goodbye Veins.
People who have never written a play before but want to can now take lessons.
Colin Beardon of Grow Your Own Productions has teamed up with Waiheke Adult Learning to offer a practical course called Write Your First Play.
The aim is for each participant to produce a script for a 10-minute play that will be read before an audience some time in May.
All possible help will be given to make sure everyone achieves this, Beardon said.
He has had plenty of experience, having helped 20 different local writers get their plays performed through the five Waiheke Playwrights Festivals he has organised. ‘‘The course is for people who have tried and found it more difficult than they thought, and people who have written one but feel that they would like to do it again with a bit more help,’’ Beardon said. ‘‘You don’t have to have an idea for a play before you start.
‘‘We will begin by assuming your mind is as blank as the piece of paper you will be writing on.’’ The course starts on February 25 and runs for five sessions at two-weekly intervals, ending on April 22
See wal.org.nz/courses/write-your-firstplay/ for details and to enrol.