Monday, 20 May 2013

How to: Script - from Page to Stage?

Welcome to today's MYOB Show with me Dom O’Neill and Producer Alistair Goodier

 Are you a freelance playwright or an aspiring writer? Do you have a script? Not sure what to do with it?

On today’s show we find out how to put on a micro budget stage show with help from Paul Dunn from the Theater company Sunderland Rep.

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Who is Paul Dunn?

Paul in studio 5 at Spark FM

In short he is a very busy man. He is the founder and artistic director of Sunderland REP. A presenter and writer for a local radio station and magazine brand Spark FM and Spark Magazine . Plus he finds time to have a YouTube Channel and work at Beamish Museum as a costumed demonstrator.

Paul in rehearsals

What is Sunderland Rep?

In their worlds: "Sunderland REP is a company which produces theatre, film, radio, and other events, as well as collaborating with other artistic companies and professional practitioners, to create and develop cultural and artistic work in the City and beyond".

With Paul's help on today's show which you can listen to via the player we find out how you get your script from page a stage on a micro budget.

We find out you need…

- A good team (not big but enthusiastic and adaptable).

- To be nice to people and call in favors.

- Not be scared to ask for help.

- To keep it as simple as you can will save stress and money.

- Get as much free promotion as you can – be in twitter, Facebook or local press.
- Get involved with the local theater world outside your project as you never know what may come of it.

Plus Dom, Paul and Alistair have loads more useful hints and tips to get your script off the page and onto the stage. If you have ever dreamed of being a freelance writer or play write give the show a listen. We debunk the myths and cut through the crap to get you the facts you need to know to succeed.

Find out all the tricks of the trade on this weeks MYOB Show!

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Take care,

Dom O'Neill

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