|Sat 7 October 2017||10am to 4pm||€60||18+|
We are thrilled to be able to offer this workshop as part of our Fishamble residency – it’s a fantastic opportunity for local writers to experience a writing masterclass from one of Ireland’s most influential supporters of emerging artists.
‘Fishamble’s playwriting courses have made an amazing contribution to the development of the many companies and artists who have presented new work at the Dublin Fringe Festival.’ – Roise Goan, Former Director, Dublin Fringe Festival
Fishamble: The New Play Company is dedicated to supporting new and developing writers from the very beginning of their literary careers. Over the last 10 years, Fishamble has run 50 playwriting courses for over 500 developing playwrights from Ireland and overseas. Facilitated by Gavin Kostick, their courses provide new writers with the confidence, skills and stimulus required to write successfully for theatre. So far over 300 new plays have been written through these courses, with over 80 plays by writers who attended the courses going on to full production.
As Literary Officer at Fishamble, Gavin works with new writers for theatre through script development, readings and a variety of courses. Gavin is also an award-winning playwright. He has written over a dozen plays which have been produced in Dublin, on tour around Ireland, the UK, New York, Philadelphia and Romania. His most recent works are The End of the Road for Fishamble, This is What we Sang for Kabosh (Belfast and New York), The Sit and Fight Night on tour 2011 and An Image for the Rose outdoors for Whiplash Theatre Company. He is currently working on new plays for Fishamble and Whiplash, and an Opera with composer Raymond Deane for RTÉ Lyric. As a performer he performed Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness: Complete, a six hour show for Absolut Fringe, Dublin Theatre Festival and The London Festival of Literature at the Southbank.
This course is recommended for people with a strong interest in writing for the stage. Places are strictly limited and early booking is advised.