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Provided by: Graduate School of Life Sciences


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The Engaged Researcher: Cambridge Creative Encounters - Behind the Curtains
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Description

Have you ever imagined how your research might look and sound on stage? This is your opportunity to explore the world of theatre playwriting together with professionals from Menagerie Theatre Company. One participant will have the exclusive opportunity to get a funded place in a workshop for young writers with the chance to see their writing performed before an audience during 'The Hotbed Theatre Festival'.

Target audience

shortlisted PG students and researcher who applied for the Cambridge Creative Encounters: https://www.cam.ac.uk/public-engagement/information-for-staff-and-students/creative-encounters (deadline 15 March 2020)

Prerequisites

You have to apply and be shortlisted via the Creative Encounters call: https://www.cam.ac.uk/public-engagement/information-for-staff-and-students/creative-encounters

Objectives
- To introduce fundamental tenets of dramatic writing - setting, narrative, character, form/style - To explore the basic ingredients for creating a piece of theatre - the interaction of time, space and the 'fictional' body - For participants to write a short piece inspired by their own or others' research
Format

Structure: split into 3 Acts.

First Act - Setting the Scene: examples of stage writing and why they work; games and physical engagement; staring your research questions in the face; staring a colleague's research questions in the face.

Second Act - The Shape of Ideas: pair or group work drawing out the imagery and metaphors; individual work creating a scaffold, a route map or a set of milestones

Third Act - Writing and presenting - working individually to write a piece which draws all the workshop elements together, which might be read aloud.

Final Act - The reviews are out! Responding to others' work....


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