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Writing for Stage and Screen



Vidya Rajan




In this one-day workshop, we will delve into script writing as an artform. How does writing for performers and an audience differ from other types of writing? What are the differences between writing for live performance and filmed material? Participants will undertake exercises around dialogue, character, visualisation and audience relationships and will learn basic conventions of script writing.
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You can find details of how Covid-19 restrictions will affect the workshop here: https://writersvictoria.org.au/about-us/covid-19-information/. You are encouraged to wear a mask in the workshop space. The Wheeler Centre’s policy is that close contacts should not attend the building. If you are a close contact of somebody with Covid-19, or have Covid-19 symptoms yourself, please do not attend; please contact [email protected] to arrange a refund in this situation.

You Will Learn:

  • to think about dialogue in scripts
  • the role of the audience in scripted forms of work
  • character conventions
  • visual languages
  • Industry expectations in stage and screen

About the Tutor:

Vidya Rajan is a multi-disciplinary artist, regularly working across screenwriting, live performance, comedy and digital space. She is a graduate of the VCA and a former writer-in-residence at the Malthouse Theatre. She has been a recipient of the Wheeler Centre’s Hot Desk Fellowship, Melbourne Director’s Lab, SBS’s Digital Originals program and Screen Australia’s Developing the Developer Initiative. She has recently worked as a writer and performer on projects for Darwin Festival, ABC Comedy, ABC Kids, SBS, Channel 10, Red Stitch, Amazon Prime, Audible, Griffin Theatre, Belvoir, Malthouse and The Blue Room. Her work has also appeared in Runway, APJ, McSweeney’s, Liminal, Cordite and Running Dog amongst others. 

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Members of Writers Victoria receive up to 37% off the full price of our workshops, seminars and courses. In addition, members have access to a range of other discounts and opportunities and receive a subscription to 'The Victorian Writer' magazine. Memberships start from just $50. Find out more about becoming a member here.

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176 Little Lonsdale Street
3000 Australia


Phone: (03) 9917 8463
Email: [email protected]

Registration for this event ended on 24 February 2023 - 4:00
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