The John Retallack Playwriting Course is based in central Oxford. It is a new professional course that covers every aspect of writing a play and, over 30 weekly 2-hour sessions and 3 day-long workshops between September and June, asks a selected group of promising writers to write three plays, starting with a 15 minute text in the first term and moving towards a full-length script in the third.
You might be a brand new writer, or someone who has written a great deal but has yet to break through fully on to the professional stage or radio – or you might have published and want to build up your skills as a playwright.
The group will be restricted to 8 writers, ensuring close personal attention to each individual throughout the year.
Course details: Admission is by interview, plus an two 20-page samples of the applicant’s written work. No academic qualification is required and the course is open to anyone over 18. Find out more here.
Course dates: Starts 10 September 2018. Find the full list of dates here.
Deadline: 31 July 2018
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