Writing Site Specifically by TheatreWorks Writers’ Lab

Curious to how a place can inspire your writing? TheatreWorks Writers’ Lab presents Writing Site Specifically, a four-hour workshop at this year’s venue of TheatreWorks 24-Hour Playwriting Competition – Haw Par Villa.

First built in 1937 by the Aw brothers as a venue for the teaching of traditional Chinese values, the park is filled with over 1000 statues and 150 giant dioramas depicting ancient Chinese legends and history. Experience the Ten Courts of Hell and feast your eyes on creatures of all shapes and sizes around the park.

Observing, listening and describing a site enable one to connect to it. In this four-hour workshop,Tony Perez will guide participants through hands-on writing exercises. Participants will have the opportunity to explore allowing the site to feed their imagination and encourage their artistic expression through writing.

Join this workshop and experience first hand how you can incorporate various stimuli, however fantastic and unexpected, into your writing. Soak up the most from your experience at Haw Par Villa, a treasure trove of art, culture, philosophy, and religion. Apply these techniques towards your playwriting! 

Date: 1 July 2018, Sunday
Venue: Haw Par Villa, 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118628
Time: 2.30pm – 6.30pm
Registration Fees: $20

Limited to 25 participants.

Please email us at writerslab@theatreworks.org.sg to register.

 Workshop Structure:

Psychological Equipment:

  • Truth and Personal Mythology
  • Suspending Judgment
  • The Writing Room

Craft Reminders:

  • Premise
  • Point of Attack
  • Giving Texture to Dialogue via the Defense Mechanisms
  • Delving Deeper into Characterization
  • Deconstruction
  • Eros and Thanatos

Incorporating Stimuli in Written Work:

  • Associations
  • Using Sounds as Stimuli
  • Establishing Patterns

 


Writing Site Specifically is part of TheatreWorks Writers’ Lab Month. Read more about our other programmes here:

 


About TheatreWorks Writers’ Lab

Conceived by Artistic Director Ong Keng Sen in 1990, the Writers’ Lab has been pioneering in encouraging and developing Singapore playwriting with its varied as well as far-reaching programmes. The Writers’ Lab aims to provide exceptional first-time and emerging playwrights with opportunities to hone their creative writing skills through an incubating environment.

Presented by
TheatreWorks (Singapore) Ltd
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Community Partner
South East Community Development Council  

Venue Partner
Haw Par Villa

With Support from
National Arts Council
Cultural Matching Fund
Kwan Imm Thong Hood Cho Temple

TheatreWorks (S) Ltd is supported by the National Arts Council under the Major Grant Scheme for the period from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2019.

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