How do I even start writing a musical?! A workshop with Yve Blake (FANGIRLS)

29 October 2022

Approximately 2 hours

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Want to write a musical? No idea where or how to start?
No problemo bestie. I’ve been there & I gotchu πŸ˜Ž


In this two hour, in person, workshop, I’ll share all the tricks, and tools that I’ve collected over years of writing & re-writing (and re-re-re-writing) FANGIRLS, so that you can unearth your weirdest ideas and make them sing. 


This workshop is not *just* suited for people who want to write a full-length musical, but for anyone who wants to write a story that has songs in it.

You’ll learn:

πŸ‘‰  How to generate STACKS of ideas for shows, & how to shape them into juicy plots.

πŸ‘‰  Tools I use to generate ideas for plot, characters, songs, scenes, and even lyrics.

πŸ‘‰  How to write a song even if you can’t play a musical instrument – and, how to structure it too!

πŸ‘‰  How to get clear on your POV and your voice as a writer.

πŸ‘‰  Tricks and traps (good traps) for getting to the end of a first draft, how to get un-stuck when you hit a wall.

πŸ‘‰  Tips and tools for re-writing and re-drafting.


😎 This workshop requires ZERO musical ‘talent’ & ZERO writing experience. All are welcome! πŸ˜Ž


πŸ€” Do I need to bring anything? only something to write with! I recommend paper and pen.

πŸ€” Do I need to come with an idea for a show? Absolutely NOT! we are going to dream up STACKS of ideas for shows.

πŸ€” Will there be a Q&A at the end? 100% there will!

πŸ€” Do I have to be a specific age to attend? no bestie! All ages welcome!

πŸ€” What do I wear? Whatever you like! You’ll be sat down the whole time and doing LOTS of writing, but there won’t be any performing or rolling around on the floor.

πŸ€” Will there be masks or social distancing at the in-person workshops? People will be sat next to each other in the auditorium, but we’ll only take up about half the seats – so if you’d like to take some space you’re welcome to sit up the back :) Masks optional.

πŸ€” What’s the deal with the $2 tickets? If you identify as Trans, Disabled or First Nations then these tix are for youuuuuu. 

My Bio: Yve Blake is best known for writing the book, music, and lyrics for the musical FANGIRLS, which has been awarded the 2019 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Mainstage Musical, the 2019 Matilda Award for Best Musical or Cabaret, the 2020 AWGIE award for Music Theatre, the 2021 Green Room Award for New Australian Writing for Musical Theatre, and also scored an Aria Award nomination for Best Original Soundtrack or Musical Theatre Cast Album. She is an alumnus of the Royal Court Writers’ Programme, a recipient of the ATYP Rebel Wilson Theatre-maker scholarship and has been a visiting artist at Princeton University. Her current commissions include a co-written feature film for Aquarius films, a movie musical for Mark Gordon Productions, and a musical series for Fremantle.


Full Price $49 | Students $35 | Trans, Disabled or First Nations folx $2


Wheelchair Seating

A limited number of accessible seats are available in the front row of the theatre.

Please contact the box office on (02) 8065 7337 to purchase accessible seating (subject to availability). 


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How do I even start writing a musical?! A workshop with Yve Blake (FANGIRLS)

29 October 2022

Approximately 2 hours