The Young Company Writing Programme 2017
Calling all aspiring young playwrights! Always had a flair for writing? Often find yourself dreaming in acts and writing in scenes?
If you are aged 17 - 25 and see yourself as the next Miller, Shakespeare or Harrower, take the first step with The Young Company Writing Programme.
Helmed by local award-winning playwright Li Xie, the programme aims to give participants the confidence to start exploring their own creative voice, as well as provide an introduction to the fundamentals of dramatic writing. Participants will be working closely with The Young Company acting programme members.
Starts: Saturday 12th August 2017
Course: 16 weeks
Fee: $350 (to be paid on successful admission)
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Where: Level 2, 25 Tai Seng Avenue, Singapore 534104
Presentation Date: Saturday 25th November 2017
Li Xie: The Writer
Currently a freelance theatre practitioner, Li Xie performs, writes, directs and teaches Russian Director Vsevolod Meyerhold ’s Biomechanics in LA SALLE College of the Arts and SOTA (School Of The Arts Singapore). Her directorial and written works include “The VaginaLogue”, “Little White Sailing Boat”, “House of Sins” (nominated for Best Original Script) and site-specific mystery theatre “BODY X”. Her first book of poetry and paintings was published in 2007. She has also produced and written over 30 radio plays locally.
She received the “Young Artist Award” by the National Arts Council of Singapore in 2005 and “Straits Times Life! Theatre Award – Best Director” in 2009.
Her immersive and participatory community performance “THE LESSON” ( Singapore International Festival of the Arts 2016) was nominated Best Director and Production of the Year in “Straits Times LIFE! Theatre Awards. In 2016, “THE LESSON” was invited to Taiwan.
"The workshop aims to cover the fundamentals and practical applications in playwriting, discover the creative process of a writer's mind, and uncover stories that resonate with our hearts and lives, eventually bringing these exciting elements together to present." Li Xie