Masterclass for playwrites

| 10/06/2009

(CNS): Those with an interest in the craft of playwriting are being given an opportunity to develop their potential talent in a workshop organized by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF). Aimed at those who have some degree of playwriting skill it will offer aspiring wordsmiths the chance to explore the subject with one of the most respected theatre educators and directors in the Caribbean, Eugene Williams. (Left).

Director of the School of Drama at Edna Manley College of the Arts in Jamaica, Williams will host the five day workshop from 29 June which will focus on the essential elements of a script free of charge at the Harquail Studio Theatre from 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm. 

Williams has assisted CNCF with the playwriting workshop since 1992 and his academic credentials include a Master of Fine Arts inTheatre from Brooklyn College and a Master of Arts in Performance Studies from New York University. He has worked with the Caribbean’s leading playwrights including Trevor Rhone the writer of “Smile Orange” and “The Harder They Come”. 

When registering, workshop applicants must submit eithera completed script, a scene, a story they would like to turn into a play, or a concept and outline of their developing play so as to fully benefit from the workshop. All scripts must be the original work of the person submitting the script. Only 12 people are selected for the workshop. Registration is at CNCF’s office at the Harquail Cultural Centre. The final day to register is 24 June. The workshop is also a  requirement to enter the upcoming CNCF National Playwriting Competition. The competition is open to anyone resident in the Cayman Islands. Details of which will be released in due course. 
For more information contact CNCF Artistic Director Henry Muttoo at 949-5477 or by email at 

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