From Page to Stage

With Hilary Bell

3 August - 21 September


7–9pm Thursdays, 3 August – 21 September

In this exclusive course, you’ll follow the progress of Griffin’s production of Diving for Pearls through the rehearsal process to opening night.

Diving for Pearls with Hilary Bell

We know you love new Australian plays, but have you ever wondered what it takes to get a new work onstage? In this exclusive course, you’ll be part of a small group of students who follow the progress of Griffin’s production of Diving for Pearls by Katherine Thomson through the rehearsal process to opening night. Under the guidance of acclaimed playwright Hilary Bell, you will:

- Explore the script
- Hear from members of the creative team
- Meet Griffin staff and gain insight into the Company’s process of producing new work
- Visit the rehearsal room
- Observe a technical or dress rehearsal
- Attend Opening Night performance to experience the final production and celebrate with Griffin

This eight-week long course is for theatre lovers of all experience levels, and offers a unique insight into the creation of a new Australian production.

The Griffin Office, 13 Craigend Street, Kings Cross. 
Some sessions will take place offsite – for example, at the rehearsal room in Rushcutters Bay (The Drill Hall), or at the Stables.

Includes eight x 2-hour workshops, a ticket to the Opening Night performance and post-show function

Hilary’s plays include Wolf LullabyMemmie Le Blanc, Fortune, The Splinter and Paul Capsis’ Angela’s Kitchen (assoc. writer). She has worked with theatre companies around Australia including Griffin, the STC, Black Swan in WA and State Theatre in SA, as well as the National in London and the USA’s Steppenwolf and Atlantic. Hilary has taught dramatic writing at New York University, The University of the South and Wesleyan University. She has been teaching for Griffin since 2005, as well as at NIDA and ATYP. She is a graduate of New York’s Juilliard School and a member of playwrights’ company 7-ON.