Thursday, April 02, 2009

Calling All Budding Stage Writers and Directors!

KLPac Presents

As part of the Australia Month at KLPac, Short+Sweet theater festival returns to the venue from 3 – 5 April 2009. This time around, Short+Sweet dance festival is also offered in conjunction of the event for those who wish to explore dance as a performing art. Among the activities lined up are the scriptwriting and directing workshops conducted by Alex Broun from Australia. Anyone who wants to try their hand at either are encouraged to join and explore the possibilities.

Workshop Date: 3 – 5 April 2009
Workshop Venue: klpac
Registration Fee: RM10
To Register: e-mail /

Workshop schedule

Friday April 3, (7pm – 10pm) Playwriting - Beginners

Saturday April 4, (10am - 1pm) Directors - Beginners
Saturday April 4, (2pm - 5pm) Playwriting - Intermediate

Sunday April 5, (10am - 1pm) Directors - Intermediate
Sunday April 5, (2pm - 5pm) Directors / Playwrights – Intermediate (combined session)
Sunday April 5, (7pm – 9pm) Public Reading / Showcase

Workshop description :

Short+Sweet Scriptwriting Course: Beginners

This course is designed for people who have often thought about writing for the theatre but have never given it a go. It aims to inspire you to start writing and give you the tools to write that 10-minute play to enter for Short+Sweet Malaysia.

Short+Sweet Scriptwriting Course: Intermediate

This course is designed for people who have already written for the stage and perhaps come to the course with the first draft of a 10-minute play. It is also suitable if you’ve completed the Beginners Course.

It aims to equip you with further scriptwriting skills to refine your play and to workshop the first draft.

Short+Sweet Directing Course: Beginners

This course is designed for anyone who has ever thought about directing theatre but has never had the opportunity to try.

Short+Sweet Directing Course: Intermediate

This course is designed for people who have some experience in directing in theatre (or another medium such as film) and would like to learn more about the craft of directing or explore different approaches. It is also suitable for those who have completed the Beginners course.

Short+Sweet Directors & Playwrights (combined session)

In this final session you will work with actors to direct a short scene that will be presented at the end of the workshop, utilising the techniques you have explored during the course.

After scenes are presented you will receive feedback from Alex on further areas you might like to develop.

For more details, visit the KLPac events listing at

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