Tamasha New Writing Masterclass with Alexi Kaye Campbell

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Tamasha is very pleased to be able to offer a new two day intensive masterclass for emerging writers, led by renowned playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell

Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th February 2013, 10am – 6pm        
The Rag Factory, E1
Deadline for applications: Friday 8th February at midday

Alexi Kaye Campbell’s first play, The Pride, was produced for the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs in 2008, and was subsequently awarded The Critics' Circle Prize for Most Promising Playwright and the John Whiting Award for Best New Play. The production went on to receive a Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an affiliate theatre before transferring to New York in January 2010, and this production was nominated for a Drama League Award for 'Distinguished Production of a Play' and an Outer Critics Circle Award for 'Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play'. Kaye Campbell’s second play, Apologia, was produced at The Bush Theatre in the summer of 2009, and was short-listed for The John Whiting Award and nominated for Best Theatre Play at the Writers Guild Awards 2009. His third play The Faith Machine premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in August 2011. He is currently working on his first original feature film based on the artist Gustav Klimt's Golden Woman, with for BBC Films and Origin Pictures.

In his workshop, Alexi will invite you to explore inner conflict and give voice to all the arguing characters you carry within you in discovering the seed of a passionate play. He would like all successful applicants to have read his play Apologia.

This opportunity is open to artists from all cultural backgrounds.

This intensive training is for ten emerging or aspiring playwrights who are interested in exploring stories that are often left untold. We would particularly welcome applications from writers offering a window into aspects of multi-cultural life.

Course fee
The programme will cost £155 for the two days. Payment must be received in advance, upon confirmation that you have been allocated a place. Please also note that if you cancel your place on or after Thursday 14th February then we will be unable to refund your fee.

How to apply:
No formal qualifications are necessary to apply for this course, however applicants must:
•    demonstrate a proven and strong interest in culturally specific work.
•    demonstrate a strong desire in pursuing a career in writing professionally for theatre

Applications should include:
1 A statement of interest, which should cover the following;
a)    What is your particular interest in this masterclass?
b)    Previous experience that may be relevant to this training (this may include education; employment, work experience or information about your background)
c)    In what ways are you aiming for or pursuing a career in professional theatre?

2 A short, recent example of your writing for theatre. We would like to receive no more than 1 scene; to a maximum of 6 pages (monologues are also acceptable).

3 A copy of your current CV if you have one (with details of 2 referees). This does not have to specifically refer to your writing interests.

4 A completed New Writing Data Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (download the full application pack here)

Applications should be sent with Alexi Kaye Campbell Masterclass in the subject line to admin@tamasha.org.uk 

Deadline for applications: Friday 8th February at midday
If you have any questions or queries, please contact Felicity on admin@tamasha.org.uk