Wednesday, August 27, 2014
WAG: Acting and Screenwriting Group
Founded by Nick Flint and Caroline Gordon-Elliott, WAG is a weekly get-together where actors get to act and writers get to workshop their screenplays. Actors hone their skills, writers develop their scripts, and everyone gets to network. Description How it works: - 2 writers will workshop their scripts every Thursday in roughly 25-page installments until finished. - Every week the writer will request a certain number of actors to play the necessary roles. The WAG team will email its members to see who's available to act that Thursday. At 6:30pm, the writers and actors will arrive to rehearse the given pages. - At 7:30pm, WAG members not involved in that night's reading will arrive to watch the installments and give their feedback to the writers.
How to join: To join, email us at TheWagTeam@Gmail.com and indicate whether you're an actor or a writer with a script to workshop (or both!) and we'll do the rest!
Fee: We ask for a suggested donation of $5-$10 per week to cover the cost of the space.
FAQs: 1) How do I join?... Email us at TheWAGTeam@Gmail.com 2) How do you decide which screenplays get workshopped?... We select our writers by the level of their background and experience. Once we have our list of writers who have "made the cut" we cycle through them in an equitable manner. 3) Do less experienced writers still get to contribute their scripts?... Yes. We want everyone to have a chance to use the group to help develop their work. For this reason, we will have special nights designated for those scripts. 4) What's the fee?... $5-$10 suggested donation per week to cover the cost of the space. 5) What kinds of scripts are workshopped?... All kinds. But they're all screenplays... and some TV scripts. 6) How do you decide which actors will be on which nights?... The writers of the night's work have the opportunity to request certain actors, if they wish. All remaining roles will be filled by WAG's coordinator according to actor's availability. 7) Are non-members invited to come?... Yes. However, we require that anyone who wishes to contribute by performing or giving feedback to have paid the night's fee.