We’re excited to be offering a workshop on writing the collaborative play/musical through improv, with Tim Paul, resident director at Chicago’s Annoyance Theatre for the past 8 years. Students come with a basic idea for a play or musical, nothing more than a short paragraph. They leave with an outline of their piece as well as a clear idea of how to hand their idea off to the group and work collaboratively towards the finished product. Perfect for honing your Edinburgh show, theatre masterpiece or just if you want to make your improv feel a little less ephemeral.
## Scriptless for the Moment: Writing the Collaborative Play (or Musical) through Improv
Friday 22 May 7-10 pm AND Saturday 23 May 10-5 pm £70
This workshop is a crash course in how one can take a nugget of an idea for a play or musical and turn it into an original comedic narrative.
Using methods developed over his 8 years working at the Annoyance Theatre in Chicago, under Artistic Director Mick Napier, Tim Paul will help you bring your ideas for a narrative piece into fruition. From Pitch to Performance, this workshop will focus on everything from outlining your initial idea, casting, character development, workshopping scenes/monologues through improv & working collaboratively with writers, actors & director. All participants should bring a Smartphone (or any other recording device) as well as a single paragraph pitch of an ORIGINAL idea for a play or musical. Also, participants should be prepared to do some improvisation, so experience is a plus, but by no means necessary.
### About the instructor
Tim Paul is a Chicago-based Director/Writer/Improviser, who has worked professionally with the Annoyance Theatre and Second City for the last 8 years as an actor, writer, teacher & director. Currently, Tim is one of the Resident Directors at the Annoyance, where he has been involved in over a dozen original plays, musicals and sketch revues, including Fisting:Period Piece, My So-Called Afterlife and Escape From Ground Zero. The Chicago Reader said, “Paul is definitely a writer/director to watch out for.”