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Write that Script! by Lindsay Jane Sedgwick
Posted by Lindsay Jane Sedgwick in .

Screenwriting is a wonderful medium to write in. It’s tight, disciplined and forces you to find a way to tell your story visually. But that’s the crooked-edged sword. Your story...

‘Improving’ Oscar Wilde: To Hell in a Handbag by Jonathan White
Posted by Jonathan White in .

It started – as many momentous things do – with a throwaway remark. Helen Norton and myself – friends for 20 years – frequently bemoaned the shortsightedness of theatre companies...

Writing Great Plays: Really Useful Links by Ellen Brickley

You don’t need to look very far to find plays that have changed the world. Ireland has an especially strong theatrical tradition, including greats like Wilde, Shaw, Synge and Beckett,...

How to Write a Play: Imagining Liam by David Scott
Posted by David Scott in .

I would like to preface with a word about Company D Theatre. This theatre company was built by actors looking to learn how to create new theatre and new interpretations...

TV Treatments – What to Write About (Part 2 of 2)
Posted by Caren Kennedy in , .

When thinking about possible ideas for a television series, human interest stories are best, particularly if you are new to screenwriting. They’re easier to handle and have a much broader...

TV Treatments – What They Are and Why You Need One (Part...
Posted by Caren Kennedy in , .

You don’t need me to tell you television is a vast and growing market. The number of channels and variety of programmes available is mindboggling. Aside from established broadcasters such...

Surviving Stand-up, Finding Empathy & Asking WHY? Ross Browne
Posted by Ross Browne in .

More important than a nice font, layout and timbre, characters with backstory, plot twists and cliffhangers are vital to story. Even more crucial to a great story is a tool...

Making the Character Live: Caoimhe Cassidy on NOLA AND THE CLONES
Posted by Caoimhe Cassidy in .

The first time I read Nola’s monologue in preparation to make my self tape, I was completely fascinated by her character. Serious topics up for discussion.. homelessness, social class and...

So You Want To Write A Play? Philip St John Explains How
Posted by Philip St. John in .

Philip St John’s latest play Temptress opens at the Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray later this week and goes on to The New Theatre. The Daily Mail have made it one...

Robert McKee: Story: Style, Structure, Substance
Posted by Niamh O'Connor in .

When he first moved to LA as a fledgling screenwriter, Robert McKee got work analysing screenplay submissions. “The report I wrote over and over again went like this,” he explains...

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