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Educational Series: Script Writing

  • CREA Nieuwe Achtergracht Amsterdam, NH, 1018 Netherlands (map)

We will look at similarities of play and screenplay structures -- what each scene must do, directing the focus, conflict, etc. -- and the differences. The rules of screenplay writing will be discussed, such as the four-line rule, page count, white space and more. We will also compare plays and film adaptations in works like Shirley Valentine, August: Osage County and Shakespearean plays. All participants will take a scene from an existing or original play and work on adapting it into a screenplay. Everyone needs to bring a short scene to work with, preferably with just a few characters. Please bring copies of the scene to the workshop, a copy for every character plus one.

Jacquelyn Poplar is a writer, actress, director, and producer. After bouncing around many of the great cities in the US, she has moved to the Netherlands to find a new artistic home. Also she got a job here. She has an MFA in Acting from Penn State and is a member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA. She has written plays and screenplays and lots and lots of software.

The subjects of the workshops were chosen by all of those who filled in surveys about what kind of workshops they would like to see offered. The educational series takes place once a month, on a Saturday, at Crea from 14.00 to 17.00. Costs are €5 for members and €15 for non- members and must be transferred to: IN PLAYERS INTERNATIONAL.DRAMA GROUP, NL62INGB0003633494. Please give as a reference: Script Writing Workshop and your name. This ensures your place in the workshop, as space is limited.  Please contact Frieda at for information and to reserve. Hope to see you there!

Earlier Event: April 7
Play Reading: "Travesties"