7 AUGUST 1:00-4:00PM
Alex Lodge will lead a workshop introducing you to formatting for a variety of scriptwriting: radio, theatre and screen. Bring along an idea or a character, and be prepared to develop fresh ideas from provocations provided too. Suited to writers with little to no experience working with script. We will look at how to use dialogue effectively and the difference between action in prose and script direction.
The workshop costs $25 and afternoon tea will be served. Registration required.
The Trust Waikato Building is on Little London Lane, off London Street, Hamilton. The Trust has a sizable carpark and there's lots of parking outside and close by.
Author & playwright
Alex Lodge’s most recent play in performance is Sing to me which has just completed a national tour and was featured in the Auckland Arts Festival. It has been described by one reviewer as “A powerful love story where land meets sea”. Read about it here.
Alex has a PhD in Theatre Studies from The University of Waikato, focusing on script writing for the three national languages of Aotearoa: Te Reo Māori, New Zealand Sign Language and English. “I'm
doing the hard slog so that a strong infrastructure can be developed and we can have more platforms for Māori or Deaf actors to tell stories and to be able to watch and enjoy productions.”
Alex has worked with several other writers and performers in collaborations, including Modern Girls in Bed, co-written with Cherie Jacobsen and shortlisted for the Adams Play Awards in 2018. Alex also performed in the Circa production of Modern Girls in Bed as Katherine Mansfield, and has run workshops on acting, devising and writing to students of all ages.