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Finding the story

“It’s the place to begin, always — to return to home, literally.” – Wole Soyinka Finding the Story. An idea for a play can come from anywhere. The important thing is to seek it out and not to  wait for it to land like a great weight from the sky. An idea needs to be […]

Creating Characters

“I know some things when I start. I know, let’s say, that the play is going to be a 1970s or a 1930s play, and it’s going to be about a piano, but that’s it. I slowly discover who the characters are as I go along” – August Wilson. Creating characters. Characters may be the […]

Starting to write

“Drama is life with the dull bits cut out” – Alfred Hitchcock Starting to Write There is no science to finding out what is a good subject for a play or a piece of theatre. The best thing is to go out and stimulate your imagination. Make discoveries through watching and listening to what is […]