20. October 2018 - 11:00 till 16:00
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Women's Writing Comedy Characters Workshop Manchester | Hope Studios | Saturday, 20. October 2018

A comedy workshop tailored for you to learn new skills, step out of your comfort zone, have a really good laugh and get motivated for a creative project.
You don't need any experience of comedy writing - just have a interest in comedy, writing and being creative. This is also a chance to network and meet new people with similar interests to you.
You will learn what makes something funny, how to mine your own life for comedy inspiration, try some improvisation, learn about story arcs and how to write characters for performance, stories, sketches, radio plays and more! 
In each workshop you learn;

What makes something funny

What it really means to 'write'

How to bust through creative blocks 

How to generate comedy ideas from personal experiences and stories

How to expand on ideas and subjects

How to inject comedy into your own projects for stories, radio plays, stand up, sketch and more

How to create something from nothing

Improvising techniques

Performing tips

How to create comedy characters

How to create a story arc

Hot seating for material 

Improvisation to create story and sketches

How to get into the comedy world for performance or stand up

What it takes to write a comedy character show or character set

How to tackle negative thoughts about not being good enough or starting a project

Plus, you will get 1-2-1 time with me and get to ask any questions about the industry 

The workshops are run by Jane Postlethwaite a multi-comedy award finalist who has had sell out runs of her one woman shows at Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals over the last few years. She has also been heard on Radio 4 and Radio Extra. You can find out more about Jane at 
During the workshop you will be able to ask Jane questions about the industry and have some 1-2-1 time to talk about any creative projects or get some advice for your own career.
This workshop is for anyone who identifies as a woman. If you have anxiety, depression or mental health issues the workshop is designed as a safe and supportive space so you can relax and have fun!
Limited places so book yours now to secure your spot!
5 Hours £65 / £50 for low income or students