Writing Workshops

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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The Inkubator: Introduction to Playwriting Course with Euphoric Ink

The Inkubator is a ten-week Introduction to Playwriting Course by Euphoric Ink, led by Ola Animashawun. Ola is the National Theatre Connections Dramaturg, former Associate Director of the Royal Court Theatre and Creative Director of the playwriting consultancy, Euphoric Ink. This weekly course will take you through the fundamentals of writing a play including how to get started, character …

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Playwriting at the Pit Workshops return for 2019

The Playwriting at the Pit workshops return for 2019. They are a sounding board for writers at all stages of development, a space for work in progress and a launch pad for new ideas. Saffron Myers (Paines Plough, Hampstead Theatre) and Mike Carter (The Space, London Playwriting Lab, South London Writers’ Group) are delighted be …

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New workshop with Simon Stephens in Milan

“We need stories again. In a time of poverty, we need our storytellers do their work properly. It is only through lightness, fun and anarchy that we can investigate the darkest areas of human existence. So we investigate horror with lightness and play. “ Simon Stephens After the success of last year’s workshop, Simon Stephens will be back …

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The Writers’ Toolkit, with Cordelia Lynn & Lucy Kirkwood

The Writers’ Toolkit – with Cordelia Lynn and Lucy Kirkwood is a workshop with Cordelia Lynn, followed by a Q&A with Cordelia and Lucy Kirkwood. “An in depth workshop for playwrights to explore character and develop location”. Date: 22 February 2019 Location: St Gabriel’s Church, Warwick Square, London, SW1V 2AD Cost: £27.24 How to book: here Deadline: …

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