Playwriting Teaching Drama

A workshop in pictures

I recently spent a week at a school workshopping a new script. It was quite the blessing, I had three different classes – a 9, a 10 and a 12 – to throw a different variety of scenes at. The play is a little more conceptually challenging than I had first thought, but there wasn’t one class who balked at walking down weird street in crazy town. They dove in and they worked the scenes to their fullest. And because of that I got a extremely clear picture of the play – what works, what doesn’t, and what my next steps are. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.¬†Thank you Almaguin Highlands! You rock!

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Lindsay Price

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  • Thank you so much for coming to our school. I learnt so much that could improve my acting skills. You’re play is amazing and I loved being a part in it. Thank you.

  • Lindsay you gave us all an exceptionally amazing experience that
    we will never forget! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with
    us and educating us on the script building process. You taught us skills that
    will not only help us through high school, but also later on in life. You gave
    us an unforgettable experience and that we will certainly never forget!

  • Lindsay, what you have taught these classes is beyond thanks. I am so happy that we got to work with someone who all us “Drama Kids” have subconsciously known since the beginning of our acting careers! Your plays have molded our styles and developed and enhanced our techniques. You pushed to our fullest potential testing all our skills, and teaching us skills we would have never learned in only a week! You are fantastic, Thank You!

  • Dear Lindsay

    I just wanted to take this opputunity to thank you for taking the time with us. Through you I have learned so many things about what it means to be an actor, and even though i was on the other side of the rope what it means to be a director. I always thought it was fascintaing how quickly you would pick people to do certain things, and how well you managed to keep it all in there. You have a fascinating mind, and it was an honor to work with you and meet you in person. I personally loved the play and hope to one day have the opportunity to meet you again

  • Lindsay, I wanted to say how much I appreciate the opportunity you presented to myself and classmates. It was truly a on of a kind experience and i enjoyed every second of it whether i was hissing like an amoeba, being a sarcastic Tyro or throwing my self to the floor as i was being captured there was never a dull moment. This experience is one I will not forget and i am very glad to have learned so much from you. I look forward to studying more of your pieces with Tartan Theater, many thanks. :)

  • Thank you so much for coming into our class to teach us what you did! I had a great time learning and I thought that the whole experience was eye opening and very inspiring. It deffinitly shed light on what it’s like to be a writer or at least part of the writing process. Thanks again!

  • Thanks for coming and giving our class such an amazing oportunity to catch a glimps of what it is like to be a writer. Both witnessing your passion for writing as well as the play itself as encouraged and inspired me in my own work. I appreciate the time and effort you put in to giving our class such a unique and unforgetable experience and wish you the best in your future works. Thanks again and see you in the spotlight.

  • Thank you so much for coming to our school and allowing our class to participate in what was a truly unique experience. It was very interesting to see how your playwriting process works, & I personally felt that the topic and main ideas of your script were fascinating. I loved the idea of taking something that all writers struggle with and using it to your advantage. Watching how you directed the class, as well as reading the script, inspired me in in terms of my own work. This entire experience was astonishing, and I simply cannot thank you enough for letting us in on the magic. Thank you, and I wish you the best from here on.

  • Lindsay, thank you so much for taking the time to come and give us such a great learning experience! Having read your scripts for so long an even playing some of your characters, actually getting the chance to meet you and participate in the process that a playwright goes through when working through drafts of a new script was incredible! I learned so much during the course of just one week, and I definitely feel like I have a much better grasp on the development process. Your play is truly inspiring and such a unique and creative concept! Thank you so much for sharing it with us, and wishing you all the best in your future.

  • I know I’m a little late saying this, but thank you so much for coming to our class and letting us experience playwriting firsthand. It was so interesting to meet you after we’ve done some of your plays, especially because this play was so different. I really hope our readings were useful for you because they were such a great week for us! Thanks again!

  • Thanks Robynne – I’m continuing to work on it – looking at finding a one act version that centres on the typerwriter sections.

  • Sorry this is so late, I tried the day after you left but my iPod crashed when I tried to submit my comment! I really enjoyed working with you on your play! Despite me being crazy. And dying xD

  • Lindsay, thank you for coming to Almaguin Highlands! We had so much fun! Also, it was definitely a great learning experience!!
    And… I love the tea party scene!

  • Thanks! I’m working on a one act version and there will definitely be moments from the tea party in it.