Writing for Puppetry

with Rachel Warr, Dotted Line Theatre

Tuesday 8 June, 6.30 – 8.30pm

About the Course
This workshop will look at core principles of constructing drama for visual theatre and puppetry.

Whether creating performance work through improvisation, a devising process or a script, whether making performance work with or without spoken text – a good understanding of narrative structure and artistic form is essential.

In this workshop we will look at:

  • Techniques to help you respond to what the puppet offers
  • Narrative frameworks and literary tropes
  • Writing drama through action, movement, materials and image

 The Zoom workshop will include practical exercises with objects/puppets (found in your home), practical exercises in scene construction, and discussion.

The workshop is suitable for all levels of puppetry or playwrighting experience.

About the Tutor
Rachel Warr is an award winning puppetry director and dramaturg. Her work has been presented at UK venues including The Little Angel, Norwich Puppet Theatre, The Barbican Centre, Victoria & Albert Museum, and at venues in Singapore, France, Prague, Romania and most recently Festival de Casteliers in Montreal Canada. She has worked with writers and devising ensembles on the development of performance structures for over twenty years and more than eighteen productions of her own writing have been produced for the stage. She recently made a presentation on the role of objects in her creative process for Seanse, senter for kunstproduksjon, in Norway. She is a previous Associate Artist with Little Angel Theatre and currently an Artist in Residence at the Centre of Performance Science.

Date and time: Tuesday 8 June, 6.30 – 8.30pm

Location: Online, via Zoom. Download our Zoom Policy here.

Cost: £18


Or call the Box Office on 020 7226 1787 (Monday – Friday, 10am-1pm).

One place will be offered for free as a bursary. Please CLICK HERE for more information about how to apply.

Please note we cannot reserve places on courses or classes, so book early to avoid disappointment.