Ana Candida de Carvalho Carneiro

Ana Candida de Carvalho Carneiro
editor - Playwriting

Ana Candida Carneiro is an award-winning playwright from Brazil and Italy, currently based in the USA. She holds a PhD in Theater Studies from the Catholic University in Milan, focusing on innovative contemporary playwriting techniques. She was a Visiting Scholar at the Martin E. Segal Theater Center in NY (2015-2016), and a Visiting Fellow at Harvard (2016-2017). She is currently working on a book to be published by Methuen Drama, The Global Playwriting Workbook, about the pedagogy of playwriting from a global perspective.

Conversation with Simon Stephens About Teaching Playwriting – Part 2

For Part 1, click here. Ana: I really wanted to interview you because I think what is outstanding about your teaching is how you respect all those different ideas of theatre. That is what I experienced with you at the Obrador. We were ten writers from ten different countries, working together for one week. Still, you guided us during the workshop in a dialogue so that each one felt respected and understood. You stimulated us and coached us to do what we wanted, the way we wanted, despite our differences in writing styles, background, and ideas. This is remarkable,...

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In Conversation With Simon Stephens About Teaching Playwriting – Part 1

As part of the research to write my book The Global Playwriting Workbook (Methuen Drama), I have been interviewing teaching playwrights from all over the world about their teaching methods. In this interview, the British playwright Simons Stephens, who has a broad experience of holding workshops worldwide, gives us exciting insights on this topic. Having taught on the Young Writers’ Programme at the Royal Court Theatre for many years, he is now an Artistic Associate at the Lyric Hammersmith. Ana: Could you tell us about your path as a playwriting teacher? Simon: I trained as a school teacher before...

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