Monday, July 17, 2017

Dialogue for the Stage: Workshop by Abhishek Majumdar

Toto Funds the Arts
& the British Council Library
are pleased to offer

‘Dialogue for the Stage’
a two-day workshop for budding playwrights  

Facilitator:  Abhishek Majumdar 

Venue: British Council Library, Prestige Takt, 23 Kasturba Road Cross (Opposite Visvesvaraiah Industrial and Technological Museum), Bangalore

Dates:  5 and 6 August 2017 (Saturday and Sunday)

Timing:  10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days

Fee: Rs 3,500
(Rs 3,200 for members of the British Council Library)

Deadline for applications: 27 July

The two-day workshop will look at different kinds of dialogue-writing techniques using examples from a variety of plays. It will also look at the difference between dialogue that leaves a lot unsaid and dialogue that creates poetic exposition. Most importantly, it will work towards making playwrights aware of how they can think about dialogue – as rhetoric, argument, music and image. 

The workshop will involve writing, reading, performing and a lot of homework. 

It is important to note that the workshop will focus only on writing dialogue for the stage, not for film or television.

Participants will be required to bring their laptops and other writing implements such as pen and paper (we shall send you a list before the commencement of the workshop).

The workshop will be limited to 12 participants between the ages of 18 and 35. Applications should be sent to along with a short bio-note and a few lines about why you would like to attend the workshop. 

Participants are requested to make their own arrangements for lunch. Coffee and snacks will be provided. 

About Abhishek Majumdar

Abhishek Majumdar is a playwright and theatre director based in Bangalore. He is the artistic director of the Indian Ensemble. His plays have been performed both nationally and internationally. Abhishek has trained in Delhi, Pondicherry, and Bangalore. He also is an alumnus of the London International School of Performing Arts. Abhishek has received the Charles Wallace Trust Fellowship, the Inlaks Scholarship, the Lispa Scholarship, and the Robert Bosch Arts Grant. He is a member of the Young Vic Director’s network, London and was at the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab in 2012.

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