NIDA Writing for the Stage 101, Grades 11-12
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Writing for the Stage 101, Grades 11-12

Writing for the Stage 101, Grades 11-12

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Holiday course

Discover the craft of writing for theatre. Build your ability to use structure, style and narrative. Create the beginnings of an original work that resonates with your audience.

Course components

  • Discover how to structure your writing effectively for the stage.
  • Learn techniques to assist with concept development.
  • Build your plot and character through dialogue to identify your writing "voice."


  • Creative development of ideas into writing synopsis and treatments.
  • Ability to write dialogue effectively for the stage.
  • Understanding of writing conventions such as plot construction, development of tension and character.

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Flights and Accommodation: From time to time we may need to cancel an advertised course. Before booking flights and accommodation for travel to attend a NIDA Open course, please contact the NIDA Open office to confirm if your course will proceed as planned. NIDA does not accept liability for any associated costs of attendance or cancellation.
  • Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via email or sms.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for all drama and performance related courses. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
  • Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
  • Participants must provide their own lunch, including snacks and drinks.
  • Students in courses for Grades 11–12 will not be supervised during breaks and are free to leave the venue at designated break times should they wish.

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