Know the basics of writing plays in How to Write Scripts for Theatre, a six-hour crash course. What are the differences between theatre and film? Between plays and novels? How does one come up with a story for a script? How can I make my story feasible for stage performance? How can I create my script so that directors and actors will want to stage it? We’ll cover these and other theatre basics. By the end of the course, you’ll have the tools to write your own short play.

Our teacher

How to Write Scripts for Theatre is taught by Dr. Joem Antonio. A theatre enthusiast who specializes in playwriting, his plays have been staged in various schools and other venues in the Philippines, as well as in Australia and in New Zealand. He has a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from UP Diliman and is an eight-time Palanca Award winner. Dr. Antonio is also currently the Program Director of the MA Humanities program at the University of Asia and the Pacific.

We encourage our workshop participants to enter their ten-minute plays into the Short+Sweet Manila Theatre festival!

Find out more about the festival through their Facebook page and the Short+Sweet website.

Schedule

You'll find our course schedule below. Can't make it to any? Fear not! We could notify you about new schedules or you could schedule your own.

February 10 (Saturday), 9:00AM-4:00PM

Love Monday Cafe, Kapitolyo, Pasig City

₱3,500 (₱2,800 if paid on or before Feb. 9)*

July 7 (Saturday), 9:00AM-4:00PM

Love Monday Cafe, Kapitolyo, Pasig City

₱3,500 (₱2,800 if paid on or before Jul. 6)*

*Minors, full-time students, employed or licensed teachers, homeschooling parents, persons with disabilities, and senior citizens are automatically given a 20% scholarship after presenting documents as proof.