Dates and times

Course Dates:
Monday 29 May, 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Monday 5 June, No Class - Queens Birthday Weekend
Monday 12 June, 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Monday 19 June, 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Monday 26 June, 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Monday 3 July, 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Monday 10 July, 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Monday 17 July, 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Monday 24 July, 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm

Staged Reading Date:
Sunday 13 August, 7:00 pm


The PumpHouse Theatre


Just $99.00 for the full eight-week course

How to get tickets

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Join award-winning New Zealand playwright Gary Henderson at The PumpHouse Theatre for another in our series of eight-week courses that will introduce you to the essential skills of writing for theatre.

You’ll emerge from this course with your own original script for a ten-minute play which will be performed before an audience on The PumpHouse Theatre stage in August 2017.

“The most valuable thing was the experience of being able to have a play performed at a theatre in front of an audience”

The programme covers generating characters and stories you believe in, through finding theatrical techniques to present them on stage, to expressing it all in a written script.

You’ll learn about light, sound, silence, action and space as well as the spoken word as part of your vocabulary and we’ll use engaging exercises to provoke you into thinking in three dimensions to create a compelling story for the stage.

“Since attending the workshop, I have had one of the plays I wrote performed by ADAPT, AUT’s Drama Club. I have also co-written, produced and directed a show for Auckland Fringe 2017 called Pillow Talk, which has been received favorably both by members of the industry and general public.” – Natasha Lay (Autumn 2016 course)


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