Performing Arts students to write new play!

Sep 14, 2010

Performing Arts students to write new play!

Performing Arts students will be taking to the road in December as they visit local schools with a brand new play written entirely by the students.

They’ll be putting pen to paper later this month to create a new script with the help of professional actor, playwright and songwriter, Matthew McVarish.

Matthew is best known for his role on children’s BBC television programme Me Too! but is also a successful playwright, producing two notable plays, One Man Went To Busk, and more recently, To Kill A Kelpie.

Having visited Nescot last year to meet the students and discuss life as professional performer, Matthew was keen to work again with FE students, this time with a week-long scriptwriting workshop.

The workshop, called The Actor’s Always Write, is designed to give the ownership of writing back to the performer, with Nescot’s Performing Arts students the first in the country to experience the workshop. Students will spend the week discussing ideas and concepts, culminating with the first draft of the new play, which they’ll complete before performing for local schools at the end of the year.

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