Here's a question:
What is a dramaturg? It sounds like a dramatic monster. Well, apparently it's a specialist in the craft or the techniques of dramatic composition.
This weekend, playwright and dramaturg, Gavin Kostick, will host a two-day Playwriting Course in the Irish Writers' Centre. The course will run on the 12th and 13th of June and costs €165. The price incorporates tickets to the play Bookworms by Bernard Farrell for the Saturday night, as the tickets need to be booked in advance early booking is advised.
In one intensive weekend, central elements of drama including: openings, the playwright’s imagination, structure and characterisation will be addressed. These areas are investigated through a broad range of examples supported by discussion and practical exercises.
On the Saturday night of the course the group will be taken to Bernard Farrell's new play "Bookworms" at the Abbey, and met in advance by director of the play Jim Culleton.
The aim of the whole course is to develop practical skills for writing for drama and to encourage participants to widen their conceptual horizons in writing for live performance. By the end of the second day, participants will have written one complete short play.
Bookings can be made here.