NIDA Writing for the Stage

Writing for the Stage

For adults 18+

Level: Core Techniques

Develop the craft of writing for theatre. Build your ability to use structure, style and narrative. Explore the ways in which character and dialogue support ideas. Identify your voice and create original work that resonates with an audience.

Course components

  • Develop techniques for effective characterisation, structure, style and narrative.
  • Discover methods for writing engaging dialogue for stage.
  • Workshop your ideas for script development and receive feedback from an industry practitioner.


  • An awareness of script development methods applicable to playwriting.
  • The creation of authentic dialogue and engaging characterisation.
  • A strong synopsis that captures the key principles of dramatic writing.

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Some experience recommended

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Flights and Accommodation: From time to time we may need to cancel an advertised course. Before booking flights and accommodation for travel to attend a NIDA Open course, please contact the NIDA Open office to confirm if your course will proceed as planned. NIDA does not accept liability for any associated costs of attendance or cancellation.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for all drama and performance related courses. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
  • Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
  • Please bring along a pen, notebook or electronic device and a bottle of water to all classes.
$645 $580.49 Limited inc GST
Writing for the Stage

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