Techniques of Adaptation for the Stage and Screen with Alice Coghlan
Starts: Sat 7 Dec 2019
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Duration: 1 day
Cost: €80/€70 Members
This lively workshop empowers writers to change the genre of their work and the work of others for the stage and screen. This in turn means that actors, directors and other creatives have a text that empowers them to realise its full dramatic potential. Cue theatre and movie magic! Alice will take the workshop from dramatic theory through dramatic improvisation and writing exercises. Topics include theatricality, telling your story, restructuring your story and creating theatrical characters your audience care about.
Alice Coghlan is a theatre director, playwright, play adaptor, designer and is Artistic Director of Wonderland Productions. She is also a qualified Drama Teacher. From 2006-18 she was a Literary Reader for The Abbey Theatre where she read and advised on some one thousand new plays. As an adaptor and director, career highlights include hit productions of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray for Afternoon Tea Theatre, Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles for Gothic Dinner Theatre and James Joyce's Dubliners as an epic audio walk of Dublin. She has also translated classic operas and plays into English from Italian and French. Her current play is a new commission, a Jonathan Swift audio walk for this year's festival, which uses a collage of the words of Swift and his contemporaries to bring Swift, his life and times and his works alive in situ on headphones. Alice holds a First Class Honours BA in Drama and English from Trinity College and a MA in Directing.