Emma, a qualified LAMDA teacher, was awarded a distinction from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts for her Speech and Drama Education Diploma. Two of Emma’s youth scenes were published by LAMDA in 2023. She facilitates scriptwriting workshops in numerous educational settings alongside writing for theatre and film.

She wrote an immersive adaptation of A Christmas Carol, produced by Zurich International School, and a short science fiction film, The Three, commissioned by ZIS to give students agency and the belief that they can control their future. Empowering young people is a central part of Emma’s creative practice.

Emma has designed two bespoke educational workshops that complement each other and will provide students with analytical, collaborative, and creative skills. They will gain experience in writing for theatre and bringing a scene from page to stage.


Script Analysis

This day workshop will build on the work of Stanislavski, in particular, the questions.

  • Who am I?
  • What am I doing?
  • Where am I?
  • When is it?
  • Why am I doing this?

Students will use these to analyse several short scenes written by Emma that comment on climate emergencies, technology, and possible futures. They will delve deeper into the narrative to explore character, place, and situation. Emma will use a variety of practical exercises to explore these vital elements of dramatic narrative. Emma is skilled at using mime, improvisation, and props to inspire performers. Students will work individually, in pairs and as a group to work towards the goal of staging the scenes in a reading at the end of the day.


Script Writing

This workshop will explore Stanislavski’s questions from the perspective of a writer. Emma is armed with a bespoke collection of exercises to stimulate students’ imaginations. She has a track record of success using music, imagery, news, and objects as starting points for story development. She will facilitate the students’ process as writers, starting with monologues and moving on to duologues. There will be a specific focus on how to create dialogue and how to show, not tell. Emma will then develop students’ critical and analytical skills by recreating the environment of a writers’ room. The group will read work and provide peer-to-peer feedback in a supportive environment. The scripts will then be brought to life in a table read at the end of the day, showcasing the stories important to the student community.

These workshops will develop skills in the following:

  • Confidence
  • Team building
  • Analytical thinking
  • Negotiation
  • Communication
  • Creative play
  • Problem-solving
  • Planning
  • Editing
  • Evaluation

Most importantly, these workshops will empower your students by giving them agency. In particular, the writing workshop will help them to find their voice and amplify their views.

Emma believes in the importance of learning through play; she will deliver these in person and takes pride in creating a supportive and considerate workshopping environment. Students will be encouraged to respect each other’s opinions and approach the narrative empathetically.

If you would like to discuss options for these workshops, please contact Emma to arrange a meeting. They can be combined in different ways and tailored to your needs.