Dialogue Workshop: What Characters Say and How they Say it with Michelle Read
Starts: Sat 8 April 2017
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: €80/70 Members
Dialogue in dramatic theatre is fundamental. What the characters say, how they say it and what lies underneath the words is often the main tool a dramatist has to tell their story. This day-long workshop will focus on exploring the process of active dialogue creation through script analysis and practical exercises. You will be working from a live performance point of view but this workshop will also be of value to fiction writers wishing to develop their dialogue writing.
Michelle is an award-winning playwright. She has worked in theatre in Dublin for over twenty years and has a wide range of experience as a performer, producer, playwright and dramaturge.
Praise for Michelle Read's previous courses at the Irish Writers Centre:
'The course was clear, instructive, motivating and highly enjoyable. After feeling stuck for a long time with my writing, I have come away with lots of ideas and enthusiasm and a good grasp of the fundamentals of playwriting.'
— Allison McKay, Intro To Playwriting, Autumn 2014
'I unreservedly recommend this course – it’s both challenging and enjoyable, raising your game as it embeds the fundamentals of playwriting.'
— Pat Nolan, Intro To Playwriting, Autumn 2014
‘I think Michelle's course was a marvellous innovation in the way it focused beyond the whole "how to write" format and moved on a stage to actually getting work produced. She brought in a director to meet us and introduced us to the most up to date writers and directors operating in Irish theatre today. Brilliant course.’
— Anita Morris (Spring 2015)
'Michelle Read is a fantastic teacher. Fantastic course.'
'I enjoyed workshopping my play idea under Michelle Read, having previously taken her introduction to playwriting class. I generally find her to be an excellent tutor, passionate about her subject and constructive in her feedback.'