Feb/March Writing For Performance Workshops

Writing For Performance Courses


February/March 2014

 An excellent opportunity for experienced playwrights seeking refreshment, actors and directors wishing to write their own works, and a great introduction to scripting for theatre or screen for new writers to the medium.


Writing for the Stage

This course has a practical “nuts and bolts” approach and is particularly beneficial to those who are already developing a play concept. The course covers topics such as dramatic structure and genre; building characters; dialogue; narrative and plot; obeying impulses and avoiding writer’s block; the writer as a team member; and getting work onto the stage. It is applicable to drama and comedy, solo shows and radio drama.

Six Tuesday evenings (7.00-9.00pm) from 4 February

Venue:   tba

Cost:       $275 (incl GST)


From Concept To The Screenplay: A Guided Path To Feature-Film Writing

If you are serious about writing and developing a feature film script, and learning the craft of screenwriting, then this course will help you achieve your goal. The sessions provide comprehensive support to assist the building of your ideas from Concept, through Synopsis and Log Line to Treatment, pursuing a range of structural theories and screen genres, aiming to get participants on track towards their first draft short screenplay.

Six Wednesday evenings (7.00-9.00pm) from 5 February

Venue:   tba

Cost:       $275 (incl GST)


Writing Sit-Coms

Where’s the great Australian sit-com? In this six-week course, you’ll discover the artistic and technical considerations that go into making a great sitcom script. The course covers style and genre; situation and plotting; character selection and story development through sparkling dialogue and ‘jokes’. Importantly, the crucial formatting and timing of the screenplay are covered.

Six Thursday evenings (7.00-9.00pm) from 6 February

Venue:   tba

Cost:       $275 (incl GST)


John Senczuk – Workshop Facilitator

John Senczuk is a playwright, director, designer and academic. He has written over a dozen plays  (including Prophesying Backwards, The Sugar Mother, Two Old Queens, The Lady’s Not for Touching, A Coward in Vegas) and musicals (Time, Gentlemen!, Lush and Eureka). He most recent screen work includes the American independent feature Carry Me Home (starring Cuba Gooding Jnr). John was a staff member at the Faculty of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong for two decades, where he created and taught the first undergraduate course in Dramaturgy. He has also given workshops and masterclasses at many institutions including WAAPA, Toi Whakaari (New Zealand Drama School) and ACTT.  He also works as a script assessor and dramaturg.


For registration or further details contact:

Email: john@janusentertainment.com.au

Mobile: 0407 800343

Website: www.janusentertainment.com.au


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