Kaite O’Reilly works internationally as a playwright, dramaturg, and tutor. She won The Ted Hughes Award for New Works in Poetry for her dramatic retelling of Persians, produced by National Theatre Wales in their inaugural year. Other prizes include The Peggy Ramsay Award, The Wales Theatre Award, and M.E.N. best play of the year. She was a finalist in the international Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for women playwrights and James Tait Black Award for Drama. Her work has been produced in twelve countries worldwide, most recently her Unlimited International Commission in Singapore 2017-18 and The 9 Fridas in Taipei and Hong Kong. Her work is published by Faber, and her critically acclaimed selected plays Atypical Plays for Atypical Actors, was published by Oberon in 2016. She teaches dramaturgy at the Intercultural Theatre Institute in Singapore and is patron of Disability Arts Cymru and DaDaFest.
Playwriting and Performance Making
This course is a creative exploration of the mechanics of writing for performance. This enjoyable, packed week will challenge and stretch your creative muscles with specially formulated exercises to work both your imagination and understanding of craft. Expect workshops on dramatic structure, effective dialogue, character, and creating the world of the play or text. One-to-one tutorials will give you the opportunity to address your concerns or further develop your work in progress. This course’s group size will be smaller than usual to create an intimate, supportive community of playwrights, poets, and performance-writers working intensely but effectively to bring participants to the next level.