Theatre, Drama and Playwriting: A Workshop for Aspiring Playwrights

Mr Ken Mizusawa

Context of Discussion: Secondary School (Ages 13-16)

In order for young people to fully appreciate the many demands of dramatic writing, they must first come to terms with the nature of the dramatic medium and its possibilities for realising an act of theatre. After all, plays are written on the page but designed to be performed on the stage –and it is this “liveness” and two-fold existence that makes them so challenging to conceptualise and write effectively. This workshop will explore the genre of drama as both an artistic process and literary product and how that impacts the stories one would tell.

Topic of Interest: #education #playwriting  #secondaryschool


Ken Mizusawa is a Lecturer at the National Institute of Education, Singapore, and a playwright with Playmarket, New Zealand. He has published an anthology of plays for young people and his recent work Why Do We Do What We Do? was shortlisted for the Adam NZ Play Award 2015.

Recommended for:
Drama Educators, Language Arts Educators, Secondary School Teachers

30 Jun 2017

1000 to 1130


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