I’ve Written A Musical! Now What?

Session 1: From first draft to second draft – what to do when you think you’re finished

Thursday 16th February 2017 – 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Space 8, Jerwood Space – Led by Elliot Davis.

Writer Elliot Davis talks us through what happens when you think you’ve finished your first draft. Often, you haven’t. Elliot will talk through the process from re-writes to workshops and how to put together a ‘pitch’ packet when the piece is ready to be shared. We will also discuss who to send early material to – and how.

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Session 2: Feedback – giving and receiving constructive critique

Thursday 9th March 2017 – 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Space 8, Jerwood Space – Led by Victoria Saxton, Carl Miller & Fadi ‘Sevan’ Tavoukdjian

As writers, a large part of our world is receiving and giving feedback. Knowing how to receive and respond to feedback can be tricky. Whose advice do you listen to? How do you process it? What is useful and what can be harmful? Likewise, knowing how to constructively critique the work of others can have a huge positive impact on your own work. Victoria Saxton, Carl Miller and Fadi ‘Sevan’ Tavoukdjian will talk through different approaches to feedback, including the Liz Lerman Method, and look at practical ways for ourselves as writers to take control of how the process affects our work.

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Session 3: The Producers Perspective I – The money: what you need, how to raise it, where to spend it

Thursday 11th May 2017 – 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Space 8, Jerwood Space. Led by Vicky Graham 

For those of us making musical theatre, an artistic decision is a financial decision, and a financial decision is an artistic decision. Independent producer Vicky Graham will help demystify budgeting, fundraising and some first principles of self-producing for artists.

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Session 4: The Producers Perspective II – The audience: who might they be, how might you reach them

Thursday 18th May 2017 – 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Space 8, Jerwood Space. Led by Vicky Graham 

This session will explore how artists might consider and engage audiences, venues and a variety of media from the beginning of a process. Guests from the worlds of programming, press and marketing TBC.

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(Please note: most of these sessions will be free to MMD members, but there will be a fee for some sessions to help cover costs.)______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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