Bristol Playwright Festival 2019

Join Bristol-based Elvin Acting Theatre Company for their annual Bristol Playwright Festival as they take over The Wardrobe Theatre!

3rd Feb 2019
4.30pm | £9 (£8 students) & All Workshops £3

Be part of bringing playwrights, actors, directors and all lovers of theatre together to celebrate new writing!

FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE – £9 (£8 students)
4.30pm in The Wardrobe Theatre
Since August 2018, playwrights have been sending in their work to compete for the chance to have it produced and performed professionally by E.A.T Company.  After over 30 plays were submitted they have been shortlisted to just five:
Yellow by Abigail Lee
Tic Tac Toes by Daisy Kennedy
Snapshot by Tristan Harris
Lust/Violence/Happiness by Jon Nash
Call of the Void by William Jesmond
E.A.T actors will deliver segments of the five shortlisted plays, in front of an industry panel of judges. Come and enjoy an afternoon of new writing and with the plays stretching across themes and genres help us celebrate the talent of our local writers and their craft. After incredible live performances, stick around for the grande finale of a fun filled writing centric day, when the winner of Bristol Playwright Festival 2019 will be announced. Who will have their full play produced professionally in Bristol?

FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS – all workshops £3 (pay on the door)
Your morning will involve Festival Workshops for you to take part in, covering all things theatre. For any age or ability level, opportunities will include creative writing, acting, lively discussions and slam poetry delivered by industry professionals from across the South West.

The Imagination Station
10.30am in The Wardrobe Theatre, for families (30 mins)
A fun filled physical storytelling adventure with anything your bonkers brains can imagine! For cheeky children aged 6-11

Scene One…
10.30am in The Old Market Assembly Meeting Room, for ages 12-18 (30 mins)
Aimed at 12-18 year olds with a passion for playwriting. Get all the tips and tricks you need to become the next Shakespeare, Stoppard or Stephens.

Picture To Page
11.15am in The Wardrobe Theatre, for families (30 mins)
Full family participation for this one folks, all ages welcome! Create the most imaginative story you can when we provide you a picture….any picture… up for the challenge?

Scene Two…
11.15am in The Old Market Assembly Meeting Room (30 mins)
Aimed at adults with a new passion for playwriting. Get all the tips and tricks you need to become the next Wilde, Williams or Wade.

Bringing Text To Life
12pm in The Wardrobe Theatre, for ages 12-18 (30 mins)
Using contemporary texts, 12-18 year olds will be able to explore how to use their script like a map to find out the deepest roots of a character’s background. This workshop is perfect for writers and actors alike.

Stick A Story!
12pm in The Old Market Assembly Meeting Room, for ages 6-12 (30 mins)
Recommended for 6-12 year olds, this workshop show us stories can be told in more than just words. Pictures play a big part in inspiring the most famous of writers, and now you are the artist!!

Bringing Text To Life
12.45pm in The Wardrobe Theatre, for ages 18+ (30 mins)
Using contemporary texts, creatives aged 18+ will be able to explore how to use their script like a map to find out the deepest roots of a character’s background. This workshop is perfect for writers and actors alike.

Writer’s Blockbuster!
12.45pm in The Old Market Assembly Meeting Room (30 mins)
Help yourself unlock new ideas and different pathways for your characters and plotlines. A guided workshop focusing on the development of work in progress, you bring it in and we’ll bust that block!

Q&A With Festival Judges
1.30pm in The Wardrobe Theatre (30 mins)
This is a fantastic opportunity to sit down for a chat with the judging panel of this years’ Bristol Playwright Festival. On the panel are: Faye Elvin – Artistic Director of E.A.T Company and co-creator of the Bristol Playwright Festival, Rebecca Humphries – Award winning playwright and actor, Bob Fannin – Published writer and Lecturer in Creative Writing at UWE

Writer’s Jam!
2.15pm in The Old Market Assembly Meeting Room (30 mins)
A session filled with music, photos, poems and dance. This workshop is a session in free writing, aiming to offer you the inspiration for new pathways and plays, who knows what you’ll write?

Playwrights Playtime
3pm in The Old Market Assembly Meeting Room (60 mins)
A brilliant chance for playwrights to meet, discuss and spitball your ideas. Share experiences and ideas with your fellow creatives.

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