JPT Workshop #1
Bringing out the human side of science
A project by Arditodesìo Theatre Company
PLAYWRITING APPLIED TO SCIENCE:
HOW TO CREATE A GRIPPING STORY STARTING FROM A SCIENTIFIC IDEA
Topic OverviewThis workshop provides practical tools and experience for translating a scientific idea into a story apt for science storytelling and popularization. The workshop focusses on creative writing techniques and it includes practice exercises.
TargetUniversity professors, teachers in higher education, researchers, science teachers, science writers, students and science popularizers.
Schematic overviewThe basic elements of playwriting and storytelling are presented. The participants propose a number of science topics that they would like to develop during the workshop. These topics are analyzed and the most interesting ones are chosen for the work and they become the basis of the stories and plays. An in depth writing, reading of the material and subsequent analysis is performed where the participants are required to write and discuss their work as well as that of others under the guidance of the conductor. The final results can eventually be staged.
Participants and TimeThe number of participants and the duration of the workshop will be decided depending on availability and constraints. In any case care should be taken to ensure that there is enough time to devote to the development of individual needs. The participants may be asked to produce work outside of the workshop periods.
The workshop is conducted by Andrea Brunello. Other professionals could be involved depending on specific needs.