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W32 Ólafur Guðmundsson

Olafur Gudmundsson


FLÍSS – Association of Drama Teachers in Iceland

Improvised Dramatic Writing

90 minutes


This workshop will focus on the beginning steps in writing scenes and
short plays for theatre. The aim of the workshop is to present hands on
writing exercises and writing processes that can help students to find
creative freedom and flow when writing for theatre. Participants will work
with their own memories in the beginning and open up to their feelings and
free flow when writing. Following from that they will start to formulate
scenes that can become cornerstones for short or longer plays.

Ólafur Guðmundsson is an actor, drama teacher and director living in
Iceland. His profession is drama teaching in primary and secondary
education as well as teaching drama in community contexts. He has an MA
degree in Applied Drama in Educational, Social and Community Contexts
from Goldsmith’s College, University of London. He has in his work at the
University of Iceland and as a teacher of Icelandic to foreigners developed
methods for working with drama in language teaching. In his work as a
drama teacher and specialist he focuses on drama as an art subject in
education, the integration of drama and the other arts into language
teaching and drama as a vehicle for self-development and self-awareness.
He is also interested in creative playwrighting as one vehicle for actors’
training and character development in drama work.

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