“We’re great at singing, dancing, sprinting, and fighting…so why would we bother writing for the theatre?”. With these words, in October 2004 … Ola Animashawun launched his groundbreaking initiative, Critical Mass. So called as it was designed to create a critical mass of British playwrights from minority ethnic backgrounds, to truly represent the diverse range of voices in contemporary British Theatre. Purposeful, wilful, provocative, mischievous, intelligent, cutting and sharp – these are the foundations on which he built the Critical Mass, playwriting programme … So join him as he presents ‘Has It Got Legs?’ – a three hour workshop that scrutinizes his idea … and your ideas…
The MA in Dramatic Writing course at Central St Martins aims to create a new model for training dramatic writers … working in partnership with nine ‘Masters’ and industry organisations who have led the way in dramatic writing training in the UK.
The Year of Experimentation is a new writing festival taking place at The Platform Theatre at Central Saint Martins from 3 July – 4 July 2014 … Ola is delivering a FREE playwriting masterclass as part of Day One, which will offer masterclasses to writers, students, the public and the industry on writing for theatre, film, television, radio and digital media.
Further to finishing the 11-week Critical Mass programme in December 2013, 10 scripts have been received by the Belgrade Theatre and we’re now in the process of reading them all. Hopefully we’ll have enough material for a showcase of rehearsed readings later in the year.
Ola will be starting a new 11-week writers’ group tonight at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry. Critical Mass is a programme for budding playwrights aged 18 and above from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities. This is Ola’s ninth year of running Critical Mass at venues across the UK.
SSSSSSHHHHHHH…You may have noticed that we have been rather quiet recently … So we thought it’s time to shout out loud and clear: WE ARE STILL HERE. With Nadine on maternity leave since last April, Euphoric Ink has been going through a period of transition.
Salisbury Arts Centre…Using well-known stories and at least one existing play script as a base, Euphoric Ink’s three-hour evening workshop will introduce the nuts and bolts of how to sustain a story to deliver a full-length play.
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- New York Massive – Soho Rep Workshop Sold Out Within 48 Hours
- Ola is one of nine Masters leading a new MA in Dramatic Writing
- FREE Masterclass With Ola at The Platform Theatre, Central St Martins: 3 July 2014
- Belgrade Theatre Critical Mass Group Scripts Are In…
- A New 11-Week Writers’ Group at Starts Tonight at Belgrade Theatre
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