WRITERS' WORKSHOPS

A day of workshops with OLADIPO AGBOLUAJE to support the performances of Big Foot by Joseph Barnes-Phillips at The Key Theatre on Fri 20th & Sat 21st Oct.

SESSION 1: 1pm-3pm, A workshop for emerging writers (18+), looking at playwriting from a performance perspective, using playwriting techniques to tell stories that are dramatic. We shall identify a number of different approaches to the one-person play format in this practical session.

SESSION 2: 4pm-5.30pm.  A workshop for young and new writers (aged 16+) exploring the nuts and bolts of theatre-writing, introducing participants to the skills needed to tell a story for the stage.

WHERE?: The Key Theatre, Embankment Road, Peterborough, PE1 1EF

COST: FREE to ticket holders of BIG FOOT* or £10

For more info and to book a workshop place email: talk@jumpeduptheatre.com

*AS PART OF OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE KEY THEATRE USE THE CODE "PLATFORM8" TO BOOK A CONCESSIONARY PRICE TICKET FOR BIG FOOT.

MAKE AN EVENT OF IT:  There will be a pre-dinner event for Big Foot audiences, of Guyanese curries which feature in the show, for a £3 minimum donation, please pre-book a place when booking your ticket for Big Foot. Food served from 6pm - 7.30pm

Book by calling The Key Theatre: 01733 207239

OLDADIPO AGBOLUAJE

OLDADIPO AGBOLUAJE

Oladipo Agboluaje is an award-winning playwright and academic. 

Born in London, educated in the UK and in Nigeria, he has written many stage and radio plays and is the winner of the 2009 Alfred Fagon Award and a recipient of the Peggy Ramsay Award. 

His plays have been produced in London, Nigeria, Brazil and the United States. He has a Masters in Literature, Representation and Modernity, and a PhD in African Drama. Oladipo has taught courses in Post-Colonial Theatres, African Literatures, and creative writing for a number of universities including Goldsmiths, University of London and for the Workers Educational Association. He has run creative writing workshops for theatres and organizations including Soho Theatre, Theatre Centre, the Arvon Centre and Spread the Word. He has run playwriting workshops in Nigeria, the United States, Turkey and Brazil. Oladipo also reviews essay submissions for the African Performance Review journal.

Previously a RLF Writing Fellow at the University of Greenwich, Oladipo tailors workshops to the writing needs of students. Oladipo’s aim is to enable students to get past their inhibitions to write clearly and concisely for impact.