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Online Workshop with Rick Toscan
Online Workshop with Rick Toscan
Feb 25, 2024, 12:30 PM PST
Online Workshop
Online workshop, PLOT STRUCTURE IN THEATRE, FILM, TV & AUDIO DRAMA, with writer-producer Rick Toscan. Sunday, Feb. 25, 12:30PM – 2:00PM PDT (San Francisco)/8:30PM – 10:00PM GMT (London)
Suggested donation of $15-$25
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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
The workshop will explore the elements of dramatic storytelling in writing for theatre, film,
series TV, and audio drama. We’ll look at the similarities and differences in story structures and
the ways the verbal storytelling techniques of playwriting contrast with the visual storytelling
typical of film, episodic TV and audio. The workshop will include how the application of story
structure principles can combine with your voice as a writer to encourage professionals to read
past page one of scripts. Key elements of plot structure will be examined including the impact of
theme. Slides used in Rick’s presentation will be sent to participants following the workshop,
providing a guide to the essentials of structure in the art and craft of dramatic writing.

 

ABOUT RICK TOSCAN

Rick is a writer-producer who has worked with Lucasfilm, the BBC, and major figures in theatre,
film, and television. Millions of listeners have heard his audio dramas on the BBC, ABC
(Australia), CBC (Canada), NPR and Pacifica (US). He was an Armstrong Award nominee for
his audio productions. His plays have been produced in Los Angeles and presented by New
Dramatists (New York) and other theatres. He’s been a reader and judge for play and screenplay
competitions and writers he’s coached have won the Academy’s Nicholl Fellowships in
Screenwriting. He was a founding member of First Stage, the Los Angeles new play
development program, and served as Dean of USC’s School of Theatre and Associate Dean of its
School of Cinema-Television. He’s the author of Playwriting Seminars 2.0: A Handbook on the
Art & Craft of Dramatic Writing with an Introduction to Screenwriting
now in its revised 2nd
edition and Writing Audio Drama: Making Scripts that Work for Fiction & True Crime Podcasts.
Rick consults on story structure and dialogue with clients writing for theatre, film, series TV and
audio.

REGISTRATION: Suggested donation of $15-$25.

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