Thursday 7 March 2013, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Writing drama for audio production
Masterclass with Hilary Bell
The radio play is dead…. or is it? The new world of podcasting has opened up an eager worldwide audience for audio-only drama content. It’s a medium that’s particularly suited to stories of suspense and horror, although Hilary will also cover radio radio play writing in general during this 3-hour session. This masterclass is pitched at a professional level and will be of particular interest to playwrights and other performance writers. It may also be useful for actors and other artists with an interest in audio-only drama production.
Hilary Bell is a graduate of the Juilliard Playwrights’ Studio, NIDA, and the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. She has written for stage, radio, screen and music theatre and her plays have been performed around the world. Best known works include: Wolf Lullaby, Memmie Le Blanc, The Mysteries: Genesis (with Lally Katz) and Angela’s Kitchen as associate writer. In 2012 her play The White Divers of Broome premiered for Black Swan / Perth Festival, The Splinter for Sydney Theatre Company, Victim Sidekick Boyfriend Me for the National Theatre’s Connections Program in London and Mrs President for Anchorage Opera. In 2011 ABC Radio National commissioned her to write Beautiful Hands, which is a kind of sequel to the feminist classic The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Gilman Perkins.
Cost: $60 FULL / $50 Concession /AWG /$20 festival pass-holders
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