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GUY MASTERSON

Guy Masterson 2015 (Image credit: Brigitta Scholz-Mastroianni))Guy Masterson is an Olivier Award winning producer, actor, director and writer. An entertainer for nearly 30 years, he has worked on over 150 shows. He is one of the most highly awarded independent presenters at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival over twenty seasons. As a theatre director, he is responsible for several of its biggest ever hits. As an actor, he is globally renowned for his solo performances. He is also a succesful director of corporate events, a playwright, dramaturg and acting/voice/corporate coach. (see Biography for further details)

Guy Masterson obtained a joint honours degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Wales (graduating Magna Cum Laude) before training as a performer at both UCLA and LAMDA. Over a 29 year profressional career, he has studied and implemented many a theatrical doctrine. A veteran of 9 solo shows and the director of 21, he has also owned and run several diverse companies over 35 years in General Contracting, Dot-Coms and several entertainment operations including Theatre Tours International Ltd and The Centre for International Theatre, Adelaide Australia.

As a producer, he has 'fixed' many scripts, and made them ready for production. His particular aria of expertise is Monologue structure and dramaturgy, but these skills also extend to multicharacter plays

Masterson offers Dramaturgy, Editing and Script reading services.

DRAMATURGY

"Dramaturgy is the art of dramatic composition and the representation of the main elements of drama on the stage and can be considered a distinct practice separate from play-writing and directing. It may also be defined, more broadly, as shaping a story into a form that may be acted."

Guy Masterson will dramaturgically evaluate your script and offer suggestions as to how to improve it and/or make ready for production. He will excise all that is unnecessary for succinct, powerful drama. Structural alterations may also be suggested.

TERMS:

  • Initial Script reading - £1 per minute of intended script length (Min £50 non-refundable - emailed submissions only)
  • Basic Dramaturgical evaluation - 1 page written synopsis of suggestions - £50
  • Full dramaturgical evaluation (Full detailed evaluation of script with notes in MS Word format) = £3 per minute intended script length (Min £180)

SCRIPT EDITING

Guy Masterson will edit your playscript, manipulate dialogue and generally make the scenes you have structured work. Structural changes, if necessary, may be suggested upon request.

TERMS:

  • Initial Script reading - £1 per minute of intended script length (Min £50 non-refundable - emailed submissions only)
  • Basic Dialogue Editing - 1 pass at your script with alterations made in MS Word format = £50
  • Full Editing - Full detailed editing of script in MS Word format) = £3 per minute intended script length (Min £180) First Pass, plus any structural improvements or suggestions. £2 per minute script length for second pass.

SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS for PRODUCTION

Guy Masterson will read your playscript with a view to future production. If taken up for production with Theatre Tours International, All fees will be refunded as part of the royalty package.

TERMS:

  • Initial Script reading - £1 per minute of intended script length (Min £50 non-refundable - emailed submissions only)
  • Basic Production evaluation - 1 page written evaluation - £50
  • Full dramaturgical evaluation - Full detailed evaluation of script with notes in MS Word format) = £3 per minute intended script length (Min £180) First pass. £2 per minute second pass.

Please email Guy Masterson or call 07979 757490 for further details or clarification.