Writing Twisted Tales with 'Owdyado Theatre

A two-day course taking place on Zoom on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th August (10-4pm), for people interested in developing their writing for the stage.

‘Owdyado Theatre love twisted tales. Compelling stories, often dark in tone, that draw the audience in then thrill them with an unexpected plot twist! (‘Owdyado are big fans The Twilight Zone and Inside No.9, both of which have influenced our most recent stage work).

In this workshop (delivered by co Artistic Director Charlotte Bister), you will learn about structures and techniques for writing exciting short dramas, as well as tips for generating ideas, creating character and exercises to get your words flowing. We will work towards producing your own 5-minute piece, and for anyone able to make the additional feedback session you will have the chance to hear your work-in-progress read by professional actors, with the most developed piece being performed at Villages in Action's From Devon With Love scratch festival in September.

This workshop is free and is open to emerging writers based in Devon aged 18 or over. This two-day course will take place on Zoom, 10-4pm on both Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th August (screen-time 10am-12pm, and 2-4pm), please apply if you are available on both days.

To apply, please email us a short extract of (max 5 pages) something creative you have written (ideally a piece of drama), title your email DEVON WORKSHOPS and attach a cover letter explaining why you would like to do this course.

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These workshops are supported by Villages in Action.

An additional outcome of this course is a commission (£500) and mentoring package available to one writer, to create one short original play for ‘Owdyado Theatre. ‘Owdyado Theatre is a new-writing touring theatre company and an associate artist of Hall For Cornwall. For more information on the company please visit