Time for a check-up at a Y-Lab Writer Clinic

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Our free Y-Lab Clinics for British East Asian writers provide an opportunity for writers to revisit any writing they are working on, investigate an idea they want to develop or just generally refresh the writer’s part of their brain.

Led by our Literary Associate Drayton Hiers, this free workshop explored some of the craft tools that can help writers better express their art. Writers received feedback on their work in progress as they explored some of the fundamental concepts of drama writing, including techniques for working with character and situation.

Sat 28 November 2015
The Albany Deptford

This was the third year Drayton Hiers has worked with YET writers; mentoring, encouraging and nurturing longer-term development of full length scripts; and furthering our goal of seeing more plays by BEA writers produced on UK stages. We are excited to see the breadth and depth of the work being developed with this support.

Here’s what previous writers have said:

‘Drayton is a wonderful workshop leader with an engaging way of presenting the principles of dramatic structure and character construction. He is also brilliant at analysing a script from early stages to close to final draft.’

‘Drayton’s advice and feedback was really helpful and has opened my eyes to the possibilities of story, the relationships between the characters, and to think about the protagonist’s deeper need/problem.’

‘I found the sessions extremely helpful and helped me to really focus down on the characters and structure.’

‘Thank you very much for a wonderful 2-day workshop. I learned so much and all your suggestions and feedback for me and the other participants gave me many great ideas for developing my two stories. I really appreciate how you shared so generously — the true sign of a great teacher!’

Drayton Hiers is a theatre practitioner and teacher whose work has been seen in New York, London, Singapore, and Amsterdam. He was the 2014 Literary Resident at Off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre. As Artistic Director of LoNyLa Singapore, he helped launch new plays by four writers, all of which went on to full productions. He received a MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU Tisch Asia, and he has taught courses in writing and theatre at NYU, Marymount Manhattan College and Singapore Repertory Theatre.