Stage Craft:  Narrative, Exposition, Subtext, Dialogue…

This workshop, which is aimed at actors, writers and directors, aims to unlock some of the key components of drama: from narrative structure to exposition to creating (and speaking) dialogue that rings true, to discerning the power of the subtext, this will be a practical session where there will be some participation at various points.

If you’d like the opportunity to take part, please email info@masterclass.org.uk with the subject heading BOND. Please include your photo, CV and a telephone number.

Applications to attend close at 1pm on Tuesday 15 September. If you have been chosen to take part, you will be notified by Thursday 17 September.

Please note this session will take place at the Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP and will be a socially distanced session for 20 - 25 people. You will be required to bring and wear a mask.

If you are selected, but find out that you are unable to attend, please let us know ASAP.

About Jez


Jez Bond is the Founder and Artistic Director of Park Theatre. He graduated Hull University with a BA Honours in Drama and was later awarded the Channel Four Theatre Director Bursary.

Directing credits include I Have Been Here Before (Watford Palace Theatre), The Fame Game (Tour of Austria), Sleeping Beauty (Salisbury Playhouse), The Twits (Tour of Switzerland), Misconceptions (Hong Kong Arts Centre), Big Boys (Croydon Warehouse), Shot of Genius (Leicester Square), Canaries Sometimes Sing (Kings Head & France) and A Season in South Africa (Old Vic).

For Park Theatre: Ian McKellen with Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You, Madame Rubinstein, Building The Wall, Hurling Rubble at the Sun, Adult Supervision plus Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and Jack and the Beanstalk, which he also co-wrote and composed.

As a dramaturge he began working with writers at Soho Theatre, Royal Court and Young Vic before championing new work at Park Theatre, where he has developed a number of new plays, many of which have gone on to production.    

Having led the £2.6m conversion of Park Theatre, Jez has been a guest speaker at the Theatres Trust Conference: Converting Spaces, the RIBA Conference: 150 years of Engineering, Bruford on the Southbank: New Build / ReBuild and The International Theatre Conference in Colombia. He has also consulted on a number of new theatre buildings internationally.

Most recently Jez co-wrote and directed Whodunnit [Unrehearsed] - a murder mystery spoof with a different celebrity inspector at each performance.




Attendance is APPLICATION ONLY - please see above for how to apply