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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 over 35 years, he has worked on over 150 shows. He is one of the most highly awarded independent presenters at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival over 26 consecutive seasons since 1994. 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 successful director of corporate events, a playwright, dramaturge 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 34 year profressional career, he has studied and implemented many theatrical doctrines. A veteran of 11 solo shows and the director of 30, he has also owned and run several diverse companies in General Contracting, Dot-Coms and various entertainment operations including Theatre Tours International Ltd and The Centre for International Theatre in Adelaide, Australia.

As a producer/director, he has fixed many scripts and made them ready for production. His particular area of expertise is monologue structure and dramaturgy, but these skills also extend to multi-character plays. He offers Dramaturgy, Editing and Script reading and evaluating 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 suggest cuts and or 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 - £1 per minute of Intended Script Length* (Min £50)
  • Full dramaturgical evaluation (Full detailed evaluation of script with notes in MS Word format) = £3 per minute intended script length (Min £180)

  • * Due to format differences between submitted scripts, "Script Length" will be determined as the greater of:
    a) intended script length as stated by the writer OR
    b) actual script length as read OR
    c) 1.5 page per minute of submitted script (120 page submitted script = approx 90 minute script length).
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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 - 1 page written synopsis of suggestions - £1 per minute of Intended Script Length* (Min £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.

  • * Due to format differences between submitted scripts, "Script Length" will be determined as the greater of:
    a) intended script length as stated by the writer OR
    b) actual script length as read OR
    c) 1.5 page per minute of submitted script (120 page submitted script = approx 90 minute script length).
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SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS for POTENTIAL 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 - £1 per minute of Intended Script Length* (Min £50)

  • * Due to format differences between submitted scripts, "Script Length" will be determined as the greater of:
    a) intended script length as stated by the writer OR
    b) actual script length as read OR
    c) 1.5 page per minute of submitted script (120 page submitted script = 90 minute script length).
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Please email Guy Masterson or call 07979 757490 for further details or clarification.