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October 2013 – May 2014
The Playwright Intensive Training Course provides systematic advanced training in playwriting for secondary and tertiary students who already have extensive experience in drama or scriptwriting, 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 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.
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.
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 is one of the most experienced drama educators in Hong Kong.
Graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Master Degree in Playwriting, 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 and Best Play for his Last Supper at the 21st Hong Kong Drama Awards in 2012.
After graduating from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Master of Arts in East-West Drama and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with an Advanced Diploma in Playwriting, Chung collaborates with major local theatre companies, including Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, Chung Ying Theatre Company, Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre and The Hong Kong Arts Festival, in directing, playwriting and translating. Her major recent works include The Hunger Artist, Age of Aquarius, Recycling Times and Animal Farm. A Kids' Story, her play about children with autism, received a nomination of "Best Script" in the third Hong Kong Theatre Libre. She is now also a part-time lecturer at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
|Date/Time:||Oct 2013 – Apr 2014 (Every Fri; except public holidays and school examination)
4.30pm – 6.30pm
|Venue:||Extension Activities Room, Shui Wo Street Public Library
(6/F., Shui Wo Street Municipal Services Building, 9 Shui Wo Street, Kwun Tong)
|Open Script Reading Workshop:||May 2014, Cultural Activities Hall, Tsuen Wan Town Hall|
|Target: *||Secondary school and tertiary student (F.3 or above, with experience in drama and scriptwriting preferred^)|
|No. of sessions:||20|
|Fee: #||$280 per student|
|*||Priority will be given to those who have previously participated in the School Arts Animateur Scheme (Drama Schemes). If the programme is oversubscribed, applicants will be invited to attend audition and submit a piece of Chinese creation of around 200 words (in A4 size).|
|^||Students who have scriptwriting, drama performance or production experience, please indicate on the application form.|
|#||Fees are on a per head basis. All fees paid are not refundable.|
PPlease send the completed application form to Audience Building Office by following methods:
|1. Application and Enquiries:||2591 1728|
|2. By fax﹕||2591 1160|
|3. By email：||email@example.com|
|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 Scheme” on the envelope)|
Application deadline：6 September 2013 (Fri)
Download Application Form (Chinese version only)