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Scriptwriting - 'From Page to Performance'

25 Jan 2020
Scriptwriting - 'From Page to Performance'

What does a writer need to consider to ‘ignite industry interest’?  

In this three-hour workshop Jack and Tina will be looking at the techniques and processes for creating and developing a contemporarily engaging and inspiring script, both for the Theatre and TV. Considering and discussing the different demands for each, and what makes a script that excites and succeeds in the current theatre and TV industry, whilst also connecting with the life experiences and challenges of the contemporary world.
Extracts of scripts will be used, together with writing exercises, to develop your scriptwriting skills, whilst also giving the opportunity to hear from an actor’s viewpoint - What is it about a script that excites them, and makes them want to perform it?

With Jack Brett Anderson and Tina Jay

Saturday 25th January, 10.30am – 1.30pm

Individual workshops £18/£16 members and concessions
Book both workshops as part of our Scriptwriting, Acting and Directing Day (including: Directing and Performing a Script - 'Sharing the Vision'for £33/£30 members and concessions. Please contact our Box Officer team on 01332 290 606 to redeem this offer.


Jack Brett Anderson 
Actor Jack Brett Anderson, best known for his role in the BAFTA Award Winning BBC drama Wolfblood, returns to the theatre this February with his directorial debut, Syndrome, a play by Tina Jay. Premiering at the Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden, Syndrome is set against the backdrop of the Gulf War and follows the personal stories of four young British soldiers. The men are suffering from the debilitating effects of what became known as 'Gulf War Syndrome'. This marks the second project Jack has embarked on with writer and producer Tina. During summer 2017 Jack performed dual lead roles in Held, written by Tina and directed by Richard Elson. The production explored the broken lives of five inmates. 

Jack has recently set up his own production company Mont-Dore Media Ltd - who will be co-producing Syndrome - and they have just finished their first film, A Fashion Horror, co-produced with Morgane Polanski. Morgane and Jack also recently starred together in a Film4 horror project False Indigo. Other recent projects include feature film Acceptable Damage as well Intrigo: Samaria, directed by Daniel Alfredson. April 2018 saw Jack star as Honoré Joseph Géry Pieret in the Emmy Award-Winning National Geographic series Genius: Picasso, directed by Ron Howard.

Tina Jay
Writer Tina Jay is the winner of the Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing for her play WALKING, one of the two interlinking prison plays in HELD, in which Jack Brett Anderson played the two lead roles of Jamie and Fynn at Tristan Bates Theatre, Covent Garden, in June 2017.  Tina is also a former winner of The International Student Playscript Competition (judged by Sir Alan Ayckbourn) for Rotten Apples performed at The Royal Exchange, Manchester.  Other plays performed across London, include London Boys (Greenwich Theatre), Blue (The Park), Lethal Combination  (Rich Mix), and Dog City (Lost Theatre) with Jack directing Tina’s new play Syndrome at Tristan Bates Theatre this February.

Tina is also developing a number of TV and Film projects, having recently completed her MA in TV Scriptwriting at De Montfort University, with Distinction and two additional prize awards, including Best Project for a new five-part TV series.  Selected from BBC Writers Room 10 as one of 40 writers from over 3500 entries, and for the Holby City Shadow Scheme, Tina also lectures on Creative Writing Courses at colleges and universities across the East Midlands, and was Principal of her own Drama school for over ten years.