There are infinite ways to tell your story, how do you find the right one? Playwright Kendall Feaver will take you through the nuts and bolts of traditional playwriting structure, then show you how playwrights have either used or destabilised this form for maximum meaning-making. Together, we’ll break open the structure of several radically different plays – all to inspire your own brave, bold and purposeful story-telling.
Kendall Feaver – Kendall is a playwright, screenwriter, musical theatre book writer and lyricist. Her play The Almighty Sometimes (Manchester Royal Exchange/Griffin Theatre Company) won a Judges Award at the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, the 2018 UK Theatre Award for Best New Play, the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award and the 2019 Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting. For this work, she was further nominated for Best Writer at The Stage Debut Awards, Best New Australian Work at the Sydney Theatre Awards and was Highly Commended for the Mona Brand Award for Emerging Playwrights. Most recently, Kendall premiered a stage adaptation of My Brilliant Career at Belvoir St Theatre, and a draft of her play, Wherever She Wanders (Griffin Theatre Company), was Highly Commended for the 2020 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award. Kendall has written on attachment at the National Theatre Studio, the Bush Theatre, was the 2018/19 Philip Parsons Fellow at Belvoir and a 2019/20 Genesis Almeida Writer. She is currently developing new plays and musicals for the National Theatre, Almeida Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Sonia Friedman Productions, Belvoir Theatre, and a film for Pathé Uk.