Life's a Pitch – Playwrights

How to sell your project and have fun doing it

SUN 15 SEP, 4–7pm

Join Rikki Beadle-Blair (MBE) in this practical session exploring how best to pitch your ideas and your story. Rikki will be drawing from his experience pitching for theatre commissions, television and film – as well as being directly involved in The Old Vic 12 selection process.

Please note this session is for playwrights who are interested in applying for The Old Vic 12.

Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE is a writer, director, composer, choreographer, designer, producer and performer.  He has won several awards including the Sony Award, the Los Angeles Outfest Screenwriting and Outstanding Achievement awards.  Past projects include several feature films and TV series, including the American feature Blackbird starring Oscar-winning actress, Mo’nique, Stonewall for the Killer Films New York and BBC Films, Metrosexuality for Channel 4, Noah’s Arc for MTV LOGO as well as FIT, KickOff and Bashment for his own company Team Angelica.  He is one of the creative directors of the Visionary Youth Project for young European Film Activists. Rikki also works extensively in theatre and has written 28 plays in the last decade that have been performed at Theatre Royal Stratford East, the Bush Theatre, the Soho Theatre, the Tristan Bates Theatre and the Contact Theatre in Manchester. Including the recent ground-breaking Summer In London written for an all trans cast of performers. Rikki is a committed mentor to a great many writers, actors, composers and directors around the world.

If you can’t make the session, hear from Rikki below for advice on your pitch:

Please note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres – we appreciate your patience and understanding while these are taking place.

Tickets: FREE

PLEASE NOTE

This workshop will take place at: Old Vic Workrooms, Drummond Rd, Bermondsey, London SE16 4EE

This session is for playwrights who are interested in applying for The Old Vic 12.

Booking is limited to two tickets per person.

 

ACCESS

The Workrooms is an accessible venue but we do require prior notice. If you have access requirements, please email artists@oldvictheatre.com after booking your place to let us know. We will then work with you to ensure any access requirements are met.

Please note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres – we appreciate your patience and understanding while these are taking place.

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