Join Ola Animashawun, Creative Director of Euphoric Ink as he introduces Euphoric Ink’s pioneering new method for play development, ‘Open Heart Theatre’. By empowering the audience to be honest about their engagement with what they are watching, ‘Open Heart Theatre’ aims to create an environment of mutual support between audience and writer – based on an agreed understanding that every second on stage must count. The event includes live performances of new, short-form dramas workshopped during London Writers Week along the principles of ‘Open Heart Theatre’.

‘Working with Ola really changed the way I think about my writing….. he made us consider whether every moment of our work was entertaining, and what would happen if the audience were able to just walk away when they were bored?’

Charlotte O’ Leary – writer

Content

  • An exclusive opportunity to learn about ‘Open Heart Theatre’ for the first time in the UK.
  • Watch, engage and respond to new work developed during London Writers Week.
  • 8-15 original five-minute plays performed by professional actors.

Tutor profile

Ola Animashawun is the Creative Director of Euphoric Ink, an Artistic Associate at the Royal Court Theatre, and an expert on playwriting. He set up and ran the Royal Court Theatre’s influential young writers programme for 10 years, and has over 25 years’ experience in the field of playwriting and script development. Ola is also one of the 10 ‘Masters’ behind the new MA in Dramatic Writing at Central Saint Martins, London.

Details
Date: Saturday 11 July 2015
Times: 2pm-5pm
Location: Platform Theatre, Central Saint Martins, Handyside Street, Kings Cross, London, NIC 4AA
Price: £10 (£8 concessions)
Event capacity: 300

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“Ola Animashawun is blessed of a wisdom that arrives like happiness itself ... He has been the Royal Court’s secret weapon for years.”

Jeanie O’Hare, Former Literary Manager, Royal Shakespeare Company
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