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Writing from the Heart
by Tony Perez
1 – 6 December 2014


After the successful inaugural edition of Writing from the Heart by renowned playwright and novelist Tony Perez in May 2014, Writing & Community once again, invites him to conduct a second interactive playwriting workshop this December. This series of workshops aims to:

  1. Unearth and inspire new playwriting enthusiasts from within the community
  2. Share one of the region’s best playwriting skills and expertise with the community
  3. Develop new plays through a post-workshop mentorship and dramaturgy programme

Writing from the Heart in May 2014 discovered 30 new writers and gave them the basics in playwriting. Through a series of hands-on exercises which include drawing, dialogue and interpersonal interaction between participants, the mentor and within themselves, these exercises drew out the writers’ potential from within and these discoveries became important material and inspiration for playwriting.

“… Everyday there was a self discovery – from our favourite character in a fairytale to our imbalanced chakras, which we balanced through the use of a pendulum, to the Eros and Thanatos concept which improves the inner voice in writing …”

Eliete Vivino, participant of Writing from the Heart (May 2014)

From the group of 30, Tony is mentoring 12 writers, developing 12 new plays through this dramaturgy programme. The mentorship will conclude in end December 2014 and these new plays will be presented as a public dramatised reading in the first quarter of 2015.

“… The workshop exceeded my expectations. It gave me fresh perspectives on writing and that writing should come from the heart. I loved how interactive the workshop was. I left the workshop inspired by all the participants and Tony …”

Serene Tan, participant of Writing from the Heart (May 2014)

TheatreWorks hopes to seek out a new group of writers for this second workshop. Those interested are to register with Brendan at 6737-7213 or email to

Writing from the Heart

A 6-day workshop to be held at 72-13, Home of TheatreWorks.

It will comprise a series of interactive hands-on exercises designed to enable participants to discover their inner self and creativity in exploring the basics of playwriting.

Workshop Details
1 Dec to 6 Dec 2014
Venue: 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 239007
Registration Fee: $200
Open to participants 17 years and above
Limited to 20 participants

Session 1, Introduction to Writing from the Heart
1 Dec 2014 (Monday), 7pm – 10pm

Session 2, Strengthen one’s power of observation & creative visualisation
2 Dec 2014 (Tuesday), 7pm – 10pm

Session 3, Creating characters & dialogue
3 Dec 2014 (Wednesday), 7pm – 10pm

Session 4, Working with a premise; Creating a dramatic plot
4 Dec 2014 (Thursday), 7pm – 10pm

Session 5, Conceptualise & Visualise the theatre space
5 Dec 2014 (Friday), 7pm – 10pm

Session 6, To deconstruct, structure & restructure and shaping the Narrative
6 Dec 2014 (Saturday), 10am – 1pm

Session 7, Delivering Creative Group Dynamics
6 Dec 2014 (Saturday), 2pm – 5pm


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