Class 7A Drama Group
“The Playwright Intensive Training Course”

Project Period

October 2012 – July 2013
The Playwright Intensive Training Course provides systematic advanced training in playwriting for secondary students who already have extensive experience in drama or script writing, and wish to improve their playwriting skills. In the course, participating students will learn advanced playwriting techniques, and create their own 15 to 20-minute drama script. Excellent works will be selected for script reading, rehearsal or public performance by professional artists, giving students the chance to demonstrate their playwriting talent. In addition to the two professional playwriting instructors, artistic director Yatyau will join as a guest speaker to broaden students’ horizons in the performing arts.

Class 7A Drama Group

Established in 1997, the drama group is committed to producing quality drama performances. It also promotes drama conventions integrated with formal education, and is widely recognised in educational circles.

Artistic Director, Programme Designer and Coordinator

Leung Shing Him (Yatyau)
Currently artistic director of the Class 7A Drama Group, Leung holds a master’s degree in Oriental and Western Theatre Studies, and is currently a doctoral candidate in Educational Administration and Policy, specialising in the Supportive Model for Teachers’ Professional Development. He received the Outstanding Young Playwright Award at the Hong Kong Drama Awards in 2000. Leung taught script writing at the School of Film and Television of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and is one of the most experienced drama educators in Hong Kong.

Instructors

Cheng Kwok Wai
Cheng is currently a lecturer in playwriting at the School of Drama of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Macao School of Theatre. He has won numerous awards including for Outstanding Young Artist at the Arts Development Awards 2007, Best Play for his Last Supper at the 21st Hong Kong Drama Awards in 2012 and Outstanding Young Playwright at the 12th Hong Kong Drama Awards in 2003.

Harriet Chung
Harriet is a virtuoso in the writing of black comedy. She has recently written for professional theatre companies including the Prospects Theatre, Chung Ying Theatre Company and Wan Chai Theatre. Her distinguished portfolio includes The Wild Wild Rose, Killed at 17, Les Miserables and The Vagina Monologues.

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Student Work Showcase

Excellent script excerpts selected from “2012/13 New Synergy Arts Animateur Pilot Scheme – The Playwright Intensive Training Course” will be performed by professional actors at the finale of 2012/13 School Arts Animateur Scheme “The Scriptwriters’ Handbook” Scriptwriting Drama Animateur Scheme.

“The Scriptwriters’ Handbook” focuses on "Chinese culture" and script writing for drama production, each of the 4 participating schools will give a 20-minute public performance to show what they have learned during the year.

6 July 2013 (Sat)
7:30pm
Cultural Activities Hall, Tuen Mun Town Hall
(3 Tuen Hi Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories)
Tickets: $40

Participating Schools (In alphabetical order)
Hong Kong Taoist Association Tang Hin Memorial School
N.T. Heung Yee Kuk Yuen Long District Secondary School
Pui Tak Canossian College
Stewards Pooi Tun Secondary School

Production Team
Artistic Director: Leung Shing-him
Production Manager: Bonnie Wong
Programme Manager: Alex Lam
Instructors: Char Kwok-lam, Johnny Fung, Kwan Chung-yeung, Sit Hoi-fai

Programme Length
The programme is about 2 hour 15 minutes without intermission

Ticketing and Concession
Tickets are available from June 5 onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Credit Card Telephone Booking. Half price tickets available for full time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and minders, and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. Tickets for CSSA recipients are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Concessionary tickets holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.

Enquiries
Programme Enquiries: 2582 0237 / 8102 3768 (Class 7A Drama Group) / 2268 7263 (LCSD)
Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk

Members of the audience are strongly advised to arrive punctually. Latecomers will only be admitted when there is a suitable break in the programme.
The content of this programme does not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
The presenter reserves the right to change programme and performers should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.

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Details

Date/Time: Oct 2012 – April 2013 (Every Sat, except public holidays and school examination)
10am – 1pm
Venue: Tuen Mun Town Hall - Lecture Room 2
(3 Tuen Hi Road, Tuen Mun)
Target: * Secondary school student
Quota: 20
No. of sessions: Approximately 20 (totally 40 hours)
Fee: # $280 per student
* Students who have participated in School Arts Animateur Scheme will be in prior consideration. If the number of applicant exceeds quota, applicant needs to undergo selection interview.
# Fees are on a per head basis. All fees paid are not refundable.
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Application method

Please send the completed application form to Audience Building Office by following methods:

1. Application and Enquiries: 2268 7263
2. By fax﹕ 2370 8295
3. By email: khokwok@lcsd.gov.hk
4. By mail: Podium, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Audience Building Office, Leisure and Cultural Services Department (please mark “New Synergy Arts Animateur Pilot Scheme” on the envelope)

Application deadline:6pm, 14 September 2012
Download Application Form (Chinese version only)