Writing Workshops

Writing Monologues: How to create the perfect one person show

How to write the perfect one person play. In this fun and engaging workshop playwright Ali Taylor will guide you through the tools needed for creating a gripping one person show. Through a series of exercises, they will focus on developing your character, their voice, their story and their audience. Full of tips and tricks, this …

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Rose Theatre Kingston – Playwriting Course

This  popular playwriting course is run by the brilliant playwright and dramaturg Stephen Brown, whose plays include Occupational Hazards (Hampstead Theatre), Faster (Filter Theatre at BAC and 59E59 New York), Does My Society Look Big in This? (Bristol Old Vic) and Future Me (Theatre503 and Public Theatre New York). Stephen has been a core teacher …

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City Lit: Advanced Playwriting Course with Brian Mullin

During this course you wil review the key elements of writing for the theatre, gain fresh critical insight into your own writing, and produce a new draft of your work. This workshop is for experienced playwrights with ongoing projects. When: Starts 30 April for 10 weeks Where: City Lit  Cost: £189 How to book: here …

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Tamasha Masterclass: Playwriting with Teenagers

An intensive one-day course with Artistic Director Fin Kennedy for those new to working with young people. You’ll look at the process of co-creating plays with groups of teenagers in a school or youth theatre environment. The morning will look at the playwright as workshop leader, generating ideas with a group through creative exercises – …

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Tamasha Masterclass: Writing for Radio

This introduction to writing for radio, for beginners, draws on tutor Fin Kennedy’s experience as a writer of audio drama for BBC Radio 4, with reference to other innovative writing for the medium. The workshop will start with an introduction to the formats and commissioning process of current radio drama, move on to creative approaches …

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Tamasha Masterclass: Introduction to Playwriting with Fin Kennedy

This one-day workshop for beginners aims to introduce some basic principles of dramatic storytelling, and demystify some key terms. What is the difference between Story, Plot and Narrative? Or between Objective and Motivation? Why is character Action important and how is it built up to generate interesting and unexpected Events? With reference to professional texts …

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Zenpens Silent Writing Retreat – Cardiff

“Do you dutifully start typing only to be tempted to dive into Instagram, or start cleaning the kitchen, or Skype an old friend…? Zenpens is an exciting new writer’s retreat based in Cardiff City Centre. Adapted from the Writer’s Army workshops created by the New York playwright Anne Washburn, Zenpens allows writers to concentrate solely on …

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Dragons and Writing Visually – An Evening with Writer in Residence Oliver Emanuel

At least 50% of theatre is visual but playwrights are seldom considered to write the visuals so much as the words actors speak. In Oliver Emanuel’s career he has written a play without words. He has written for puppets. When he writes radio drama, he is always thinking about what the audience will see. Using …

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Playwrights’ Studio Scotland: Born to Write – An Introduction to Playwriting with Simon MacCallum

Get to know your way around a playwright’s toolkit with this informative and practical workshop on the nuts and bolts of writing a play, from structure and conflict to characterisation and dialogue. Get some answers to those pressing questions, “who needs stage directions anyway?” and, “how much exposition is too much exposition?” Born to Write is …

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