Thu, Jan 04|
Join our FREE 10 Minute Play festival brainstorming and writing session! Are you thinking of writing something for our festival? Do you have something you are already workin on that you would like other people's perspective and feedback on? Or do you just want to try writing for fun? This is for you
Time & Location
Jan 04, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Los Angeles, 5481 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA
About the event
Unveiling Narratives: A 10-Minute Playwriting Workshop "The Games We Play"
Fake ID Productions is thrilled to announce our upcoming "Writers Workshop" on January 4th, 2024. This is not just an event; it's an opportunity for budding writers, peers, and colleagues to come together and immerse themselves in the world of creativity and storytelling.
What to Expect:
Our Writers Workshop is designed for writers of all levels – whether you're a seasoned pro or just testing the waters of creativity. Bring your laptops, notebooks, or any writing contraptions you swear by, and get ready for a day filled with inspiration, collaboration, and, most importantly, FUN!
7PM: Welcome and Registration
Grab a cup of coffee, mingle with fellow writers, and get settled in. Our team will be there to guide you through the day's activities.
To guide participants through the process of crafting a compelling piece of writing, whether it be 10-minute play centered around the theme "The Games We Play.”, reworking an old piece, or creating any new piece not relevant to the festival.
1. Understanding the Theme
- Group discussion on different interpretations of "The Games We Play."
- Explore various angles, emotions, and scenarios related to the theme.
- How this theme can be used to fuel new ideas for existing scripts
2. Warm-Up Writing Exercise
- Short writing exercise to prompt initial ideas related to the theme.
- Participants share their responses in small groups, fostering collaboration and idea exchange.
3. Elements of a 10-Minute Play
- Presentation on the key elements of a concise and impactful 10-minute play.
- Discuss the importance of a strong opening, well-defined characters, and a compelling conflict.
4. Crafting Characters and Conflict
- Individual and group exercises to develop characters and conflicts related to the theme.
- Encourage participants to think creatively and outside the box.
- Quick table read of the scripts.
5. Writing Session
- Festival Participants begin drafting their 10-minute plays focusing on the theme "The Games We Play.”
- Writers working on their own material work on a section of 10 pages and prepare it for a table read
- Facilitators provide guidance and support as needed.
6. Table read
- Each writer presents and casts a snippet of their play/script (or the entire play if there is enough time)
- Writers read each others work
- Feedback and discussion
7. Closing Remarks and Reflection
- Discussion of the challenges and successes encountered during the workshop.
- Networking and exchanges of resources and tips for further playwriting exploration.
- Information about the 10 minute play festival.
This itinerary aims to balance theoretical understanding, practical application, and collaborative engagement, ensuring that participants leave the workshop with a draft of their 10-minute play, or a new draft of some piece of writing, informed by the theme and exercises emphasized during the workshop.