Creating Drama for a Young Audience

Events, Industry, Workshops

‘Writing and directing for young audiences has been one of the most challenging, yet gratifying facets of my career. Not only are young audiences today far more savvy in terms of story, but they have a vast plethora of content options to choose from. This is what makes it so rewarding when you get it right’.
– Tony Ayres

Award-winning writer/director Tony Ayres shared his expertise and insights on creating compelling and relatable screen drama for young people at a workshop for industry creatives in Auckland.

This intensive seminar explored developing ideas into stories and making them relatable to different age groups – from writing authentic characters, to powerful, relevant themes, and crafting compelling drama that hooks the audience.

This workshop was brought to you by KidsOnScreen & Script to Screen with financial assistance from the NZFC.