A former opera singer specializing in early music, Aja Lynne is trained in the Stanislavski acting technique and also has a masters in Baroque stagecraft. She now teaches music and drama at the International School of Geneva. Aja has performed in numerous operas, musicals, and plays, and has been directing theatrical productions for over twenty years.
Aja also writes songs, poetry, science-fiction, and fantasy. Her sci-fi story for children, The Extinct Hunter, was published in Frostfire Worlds in 2015. Currently, Aja’s main focus is on writing plays and musicals, primarily aimed at adolescents, which she does in collaboration with Viennese composer Alexander Wagendristel.
Dramatic Writing for Stages
Thursday September 30, 19:30-21:00
All the world may be a stage, but specific rules apply for specific types of performances. Whether you want to learn how to craft crisper, snappier dialogue in your prose or wish to write stage, screen, or audio plays, understanding your audience and the conventions of your chosen form are key to writing effective drama.
Whether visual or auditory, drama for the stage requires different techniques for dialogue to create effective character development, succinct exposition (including the art of leaving some things unsaid), and powerful dramatic tension and irony.
We will cover methods for writing short scenes and apply the concepts to longer works of both prose and the performing arts, whether that be a play, a podcast, or another form of drama.
The workshop will consist of short theory sessions followed by practical writing exercises.
Cost: 20 CHF
Participants: limited to 20, first come, first served
Location: online via Zoom (link sent to all registrants upon payment)
Register via the GWG website (under "Events") or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org