BlackWrights Master Labs

Next Lab: Introduction to Dramaturgy BlackWrights Master Lab: with Louise Gough and Kamarra Bell-Wykes 

BlackWrights Master Labs

5 Blackwood St, North Melbourne VIC 3051
24 November 2018, 10:00 AM - 25 November 2018, 4:00 PM

INTRODUCTION TO DRAMATURGY BLACKWRIGHTS MASTER LAB: WITH LOUISE GOUGH AND KAMARRA BELL-WYKES   

24-25 NOVEMBER 2018 

Are you a First Nations Artist, Theatre Maker, Writer or Storyteller? And have you ever been interested to try your hand at Dramaturgy, or just to get a better grasp of what a Dramaturge’s role can be in theatre making, and in First Nations theatre making in particular? Then this Master Lab is something you should be getting along to!

 

ABOUT INTRODUCTION TO DRAMATURGY BLACKWRIGHTS MASTER LAB
As more and more First Nations playwrights are creating theatre work the need for First Nations Dramaturgs is more urgent than ever. But what exactly is Dramaturgy and how do you go about it? This two-day intensive workshop will develop your skills in writing and script analysis equipping you to transform a good story into a PROPPA DEADLY one.

You don’t need to bring anything other than your fabulous self, as we will have all the materials you need, including an example script for you to work on which we will email to you once you’ve registered.

 

DETAILS

Location: 5 Blackwood St, North Melbourne VIC 3051

Times: 10am-4pm, 24 – 25 November 2018

Cost: Free – registration essential and places limited

 

REGISTER NOW (CLOSE 5PM 19 NOVEMBER 2018)

 

ABOUT THE FACILITATORS

KAMARRA BELL-WYKES is a descendent of the Yagera and Butchulla people of South-East Queensland. Recently appointed to the role of Creative Director at ILBIJERRI Theater Company, Kamarra has twenty years’ experience as a playwright. Her works include award winning health-education shows Chopped Liver, Body Armor and North West of Nowhere. These plays were written specifically for prison, school and Aboriginal community audiences and combined have toured over eleven years and have been seen by more than 50,000 people across Australia. Over the last three years Kamarra has begun developing a First Nations approach to directing, devising and dramaturgy.

 

LOUISE GOUGH has twenty years’ experience in script development, beginning in theatre as a dramaturg and extending into screen story development. In Australia, Louise was Editorial Manager at ABC TV Drama and Narrative Comedy, Script Manager at Film Victoria, in the development team at Madman Production Company and most recently Louise was Development Executive (Story) at Screen Australia. Louise’s past theatre positions include Literary Manager at Playbox (now Malthouse) in Melbourne, Resident Dramaturg at Queensland Theatre Company (now Queensland Theatre) and Literary Fellow at Vineyard Theatre (NYC) developing over forty-five new produced plays. For the last ten years, Louise has worked as a script advisor with Sources 2 in Europe, leading residential feature film development labs and working on fiction features as a script editor or dramatic advisor throughout Australia and Europe. Louise is currently Head of New Work at Belvoir and Head of Development at Arenamedia.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW*


*BlackWrights Master Labs are open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples only. First Peoples of Victoria are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

QUESTIONS?

If you have any further questions about BlackWrights Master Labs please contact:

Laila Thaker Associate Producer laila@ilbijerri.com.au

Kamarra Bell-Wykes Creative Director kamarra@ilbijerri.com.au

Or give us a call on 03 9329 9097

Next Lab: Introduction to Dramaturgy BlackWrights Master Lab: with Louise Gough and Kamarra Bell-Wykes 

BlackWrights Master Labs

5 Blackwood St, North Melbourne VIC 3051
24 November 2018, 10:00 AM - 25 November 2018, 4:00 PM

Theatre Making Master Lab – Devising/Performing/Directing: with Rachael Maza and Kamarra Bell-Wykes 18-22 February 2019

This is your opportunity to immerse yourself in a week of play, exploration and creation with ILBIJERRI’s artistic team. Collaborate with other First Nations artists to seed and explore creative ideas with a focus on performance and directing craft.

Next Lab: Introduction to Dramaturgy BlackWrights Master Lab: with Louise Gough and Kamarra Bell-Wykes 

BlackWrights Master Labs

5 Blackwood St, North Melbourne VIC 3051
24 November 2018, 10:00 AM - 25 November 2018, 4:00 PM

Free Theatre Master Lab 8-12 October 2018

Free Theatre uses dialogue theatre techniques to work in community and conflict contexts. Free Theatre delivered a Master Lab using their toolkit of applied theatre techniques including group story & dialogue exercises (identity mapping), engaged theatre (dialogue theatre & image theatre in community) and problem-solving approaches (art of peace). Through this week-long Master Lab participants learned new techniques for using theatre as a tool for social change in their own communities. The Lab culminated in a showing of short works devised over the week.