A practical toolkit for developing writing
A masterclass with Madeleine Kludje
This workshop will explore how you can connect with writing and dramaturgical skills. It will help you ask key questions about your perspective on the world, where that puts your voice in the creative process and how that transfers into your work.
The class will also explore practical exercises looking at the journey from first draft to first read through, and how to shape that development into an R & D setting.
The aim is for you to be able to walk away with some exercises and approaches to developing new writing, whether you are a director, writer or theatre maker.
Madeleine Kludje is the Associate Director at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre and is an alumna of The Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme. Her current work includes: Director and Dramaturg for Grimeboy by Birmingham Poet Laureate Casey Bailey and Park Bench Plays by David Edgar, Robin French and Janice Connolly (The Birmingham Rep), Swim, Aunty Swim by Siana Bangura (English Touring Theatre) and Reunited by Sophia Griffin (Bush Theatre). Her past directing and dramaturg work includes: City of A Thousand Trades by choreographer Miguel Altunaga (co-produced by Birmingham Royal Ballet and The Birmingham Rep), This is Sunday by Jade Anouka (The Show Must Go Online) and I am a Man by Luke Barnes (audio piece, North Wall Online).
Madeleine’s masterclass is part of an expanding programme at Tobacco Factory Theatres.
Our theatre owes so much to freelance and independent artists, who have created almost everything we’ve presented over the last 20 years. These exceptionally talented and professional colleagues have been confronted with huge challenges through Covid-19, whilst on the whole receiving far less support than venues.
Last year we partnered with The Cube Microplex to distribute hardship grants to local artists with acute financial difficulties, funded by The Gane Trust.
This year, whilst we continue to work on our long-term survival, we aim to support local artists in new and varied ways.
The first initiative is our Masterclasses Programme, designed for South West-based professional artists, and led by a range of inspiring practitioners.
- RUNNING TIME3 hours
- AGE RECOMMENDATION18+
- VENUESpielman Theatre
Fri 13 August 10am – 1pm
Pay What You Choose – £3, £8 or £12. We understand that everyone is experiencing different financial circumstances. Whatever you feel able to spend, session leaders will be fully paid for their work.
Max 14 participants
Masterclasses are designed for South-West based professional artists.
Masterclasses are first available to book for our Artist Members, who receive a priority booking period.
It is free to become an Artist Member, and you can do so by emailing an introduction of yourself, where you live and your practice to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require captioning or BSL interpretation of the sessions, or have any other access needs, please let us know.
Priority booking: Thu 15 July
General booking: Mon 19 July