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Improv Theatre Sydney

Character and dialogue intensive

Where
Online
Online
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When

Wednesdays, 6:30pm to 9pm Wednesday 23 September to Wednesday 30 September

Some writers deliver a masterpiece that was inspired by a single moment, or a chance conversation they overheard. Others see a character and follow them. Sometimes, you do both.

In this workshop, you’ll discuss the importance of authentic characters and how they are the ultimate storytellers in your work, whether you are writing for performance or text. The workshop will also delve into dialogue essentials.

This intensive will cover:

  • Dialogue and character voices

  • Other character essentials – status, behaviours, relationships and more

  • Studies of memorable characters from film and television

  • How to work with your characters

  • Exercises to develop your characters

  • Writing from character

This online intensive class is suitable for any level of storyteller who is interested in better understanding the significance of developing and writing from character.

Amal Awad is a journalist, author, screenwriter and performer. She is the author of two novels, with a third due for publication in 2021, and has three non-fiction books published, with a fourth due out in February 2021. She has contributed to such publications as FrankieMeanjinGoing Down Swinging and ELLE, and for online portals JunkeeDaily LifeSheilasThe Sydney Morning HeraldThe Vine and Screen Australia. Amal has presented workshops and appeared on panels around Australia, for writers’ festivals, as well as special events such as All About Women, and Women of Letters at the Antidote Festival. She was selected to participate in Screen Australia‘s Developing the Developer program in 2019.

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