Online: Techniques of Adaptation for the Stage and Screen with Alice Coghlan
Starts: Mon 8 Mar 2021
Time: 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm
Duration: 6 weeks
Course Level: Emerging
All remote Irish Writers Centre courses take place on Irish Standard Time (GMT+1)
Back by popular demand! This lively course empowers writers to adapt their work and the work of others to the stage and screen. Led by director Alice Coghlan, and inspired by her twelve years as an Abbey Theatre Literary Reader, Alice will guide you towards selecting the best material to adapt. You will watch theatre and film adaptation online to understand the choices these writers made, and thus you as a writer might make. You'll begin this journey by writing short treatments for a new adaptation and scenes. Topics include theatricality, 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. Alice's current project can be viewed here Jonathon Swift Audio Walk
Alice has also translated classic operas and plays into English from Italian and French. Alice holds a First Class Honours BA in Drama and English from Trinity College and a MA in Directing.