Building Blocks: How to Structure your Story

Traverse Theatre by Michael Patrick & Oisín Kearney

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Are you looking to tell better stories? Perhaps you've always wondered what it takes to keep people engaged?

In this new digital workshop series Michael Patrick and Oisín Kearney will guide you through the building blocks of structure to take your story to the next level. Having gathered their skills and knowledge from an array of workshops similar to this and know first-hand the struggle of reworking a script, they are here to divulge their techniques to creating a great story.

By breaking down the elements of ACTS, SCENES, TIME, PLACE, and the HERO’S JOURNEY, you'll be more equipped than ever before to put pen to paper and tell the world your story.

Each episode will be uploaded to YouTube (captioned) weekly and will be hosted on this page. There's no signup required, so check back over the next four weeks, from Wed 23 Nov, to catch the latest episode.

This event has been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players.

The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council, with additional support from the Recovery Fund for Creative Organisations.

About Michael Patrick and Oisín Kearney

Writing partnership, Michael Patrick and Oisín Kearney are Traverse Theatre/IASH Playwrighting Fellows (2022). Within their writing partnership they have written for stage, radio and TV.

Former Abbey Theatre Commemoration Bursary recipients. Former members of BBC Writers’ Room Belfast Voices, Irish Theatre Institute’s Virtual Attic, Bewley’s Cafe Theatre New Writing initiative and The MAC Belfast’s Hatch and Scratch.