Shaping a comedy episode with Kay Stonham

Sunday 14. April at 10:00 - 13:00

Rainbow Center - Zentrum fir queer Kultur • Rue du Saint Esprit 19, 1475 Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

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Have you begun writing a funny TV or Radio script and want to check you’re on the right track?

In this Festrogen Festival workshop, writer and founder of Female Pilot Club Kay Stonham will guide participants through the steps of honing the TV or Radio material they have created into a well-structured episode.

Kay says: “We found that the biggest issue is that people tend to want to write comedy drama, which means they often write a pilot episode that is almost entirely set-up. Comedies need to hit the ground running with the characters, relationships and situation we're going to enjoy already in place.”

In this workshop, which is open to feminists of any gender, you will learn about:

  • Creating a character
  • Story Structure
  • A, B and C stories
  • Resolutions and hooks

This workshop is the second on writing comedy for TV or radio. You do not have to have taken the first workshop, however, participants will get the most out of it if they do both.

About the instructor:

Kay Stonham has had a long career writing and performing Radio and TV comedy in the UK.
Since gaining an MA in Screenwriting for Film and Television in 2011 she has also taught scriptwriting at Bournemouth and Worcester Universities and at the London Film Academy. She is currently a writing mentor at the NFTS London.
In 2019, along with writer/performer/novelist Abigail Burdess, Kay founded Female Pilot Club to produce showcases of sit-com pilots written by women in front of a live audience. Writers featured in FPC’s showcases have their scripts optioned, gained representation or received a much-needed sisterly leg-up in the comedy industry. You can hear them share their experiences as well as some golden nugget of comedy writing advice on the Female Pilot Club Podcast on Spotify, Apple, or where ever you get your podcasts

This workshop is part of Festrogen, a women-centric, multi-part comedy festival hosted in Luxembourg.

If you are neurodivergent and considering comedy but have questions about the set up of workshops or shows, please reach out.
We also offer discounts to our show tickets for students and people on a low-income and we have a few scholarship places on our workshops. In either case, email us at [email protected]
Festrogen Festival is organised with the generous support of our partners: the Ville de Luxembourg, Culture Ministry, Qosqo, Le Croque Bedaine, Rosa Letzebuerg, the Rainbow Center, Girls in Tech and Mind Tree Coaching.

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