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Playwriting Course with Alex Broun

In-depth 9-week playwriting course led by world renowned playwright Alex Broun

In this course running from January to March 2019 at the Emirates Literature Foundation in Al Shindagha Historical District (next to the Al Ghubaiba Metro Station), leading Australian playwright Alex Broun will teach writers the craft of writing for the theatre.

Over the nine-week course writers will explore in-depth all facets of stage writing including Structure, Story & Situation, Character, Dialogue, Theatricality, creating Dramatic Tension and Humour.

The course will culminate in one act plays written by course writers being read at the 2019 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature on 3 March.

The course will run every Sunday night from 7.30pm-9.30pm from 6 January until 3 March.

Alex has run his play writing workshops all over the world with hundreds of talented writers, and this will be a very rare opportunity for writers in the UAE to undertake an extensive nine-week course.

The course will suit new writers, writers with one or two credits under their belt wanting to develop their skills, established writers looking to hone their craft or writers from other formats seeking to learn the craft of writing for the stage.

Playwriting Course with Alex Broun

Dates: Every Sun from 6 Jan 2019 till 3 Mar 2019

Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Venue: Emirates Literature Foundation, Al Shindagha Historical District (next to the Al Ghubaiba Metro Station). Click here for location map

Price: AED 1000

Language: English

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About Alex Broun

Australian playwright Alex Broun is a multi-award winning long form playwright as well as one of the world’s most performed ten-minute playwrights.

He has had over 100 different ten-minute plays produced in nearly 2000 productions in more than 40 countries all over the world. His plays have been translated into many languages and published in many nations.

His most popular short play 10,000 cigarettes has had almost 300 productions across the globe including being produced in 40 states of the USA.


Here’s just a few things former students of Alex’s course have said:

“I’ve studied and taught writing for 15 years and this is one of the best workshops that I’ve ever done. Alex was knowledgeable, practical and supportive. Best of all, we got to see our plays actually performed on the last day, which was an invaluable part of learning what makes words work on stage.”

Corrie Macdonald, Writer and Editor, Brisbane, August 2011

“Excellent course, a great balance of theory and practice. The theory was well-presented in manageable blocks. But the highlight was definitely the play workshop, where we had the chance to work with actors and see our plays performed.”

Debbie Stephan, Canberra, May 2013

“I learnt so much and Alex was so perceptive of each and every thing, good and bad, related to theatre! Thanks for the encouragement Alex. I could never have had the courage to showcase the first draft of my play without your encouragement…”

Vanya Joshi, Delhi, May 2011

“Great compact workshop and lots of pearls of wisdom.”

Rosie Eliot, Bath, UK, 2010

“I got a lot out of it. Brilliant! Now I’m all fired up to write my play.”

Frank Cardani, Bath, UK, 2010

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