:: The Creative Spark: the 9 fridas

Where do ideas come from? How do we take an initial seed and grow it into a full length play?

These workshops explore different starting points when writing for performance, finding inspiration in visual images and biographical material to ignite the creative spark.

Participants will be guided through a series of writing exercises, from character-driven monologues, dialogue, to choral work, exploring processes used to create Kaite O’Reilly’s the 9 fridas. Selected extracts will be explored and deconstructed, revealing and demystifying process. Participants will leave with new skills and an understanding of how to stimulate ideas and generate material for creative writing.

Date / Time 25.10.2016(Tue)7pm – 10pm

29.10.2016(Sat)10am – 1pm

Instructor Kaite O’Reilly
Quota 10
Medium of Instruction English
Venue HKREP Rehearsal Hall No.1
(6/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre)
Fee $600
Remarks Please enclose a brief CV.
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Kaite O’Reilly

Kaite O’Reilly has won many awards for her work including the Peggy Ramsay Award, M.E.N. best play of the year and the Ted Hughes Award for New Works in Poetry for her new version of Aeschylus’s Persians for National Theatre Wales. In 2012 she received a Cultural Olympiad Commission for In Water I’m Weightless produced by National Theatre Wales at Southbank Centre as part of the official festival celebrating the London Olympic and Paralympics.

In 2014 she had productions in translation in Estonia, Belgium, Taiwan and a UK tour of Woman of FlowersPlaying ‘the Maids’with Theatre P’Yut (Korea), Gaitkrash (Ireland) and The Llanarth Group (Wales) premiered in Cardiff in early 2015, and Cosy premiered in March 2016 at the Wales Millennium Centre, also directed by Phillip Zarrilli. This script, and others around human difference and disability are published in Atypical Plays for Atypical Actors, published by Oberon Books.

Further information www.kaiteoreilly.com
She blogs about creativity and process at www.kaiteoreilly.wordpress.com or on
twitter @kaiteoreilly