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

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Project Period

September 2014 – May 2015

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.

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 Doctor of Education Degree and a Master Degree in East/West Theatre Studies. He wrote more than 60 plays and received the Outstanding Young Playwright Award at the Hong Kong Drama Awards in 2000. Leung is also one of the most experienced drama educators in Hong Kong.

Instructors

Cheng Kwok-wai
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.

Harriet Chung
Chung is a former Literary Officer of The Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, and now a freelance director and playwright. Her major 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 also a part-time lecturer at major tertiary institutes including the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. 

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Details

Date/Time Sept 2014 – Feb 2015 (Every Sat; except public holidays and school examination)
10.30am – 1pm
Venue Committee Room (North), 7/F., High Block, Hong Kong City Hall (5 Edinburgh Place, Central)
and Activity Room2, Hong Kong Central Library (66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay)
Open Script Reading Workshop: May 2015, Cultural Activities Hall, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
Target* Secondary or tertiary school students (F.3 or above, with experience in drama and scriptwriting preferred^)
Quota 20
No. of sessions 16
Fee # $280 per student
Language Cantonese
* 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.
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Application method

Download Application Form (Chinese version only)

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

1. By fax:

2591 1160

2. By email:

khokwok@lcsd.gov.hk

3. By mail:

11/F., Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 18 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Audience Building Office, Leisure and Cultural Services Department (please mark “New Synergy Arts Animateur Scheme” on the envelope)

Application deadline: 6pm, 5 September 2014 (Fri)

Application and Programme Enquiries: 2591 1728