Writing Workshops

Introduction to Playwriting Workshop with Papatango and Ideastap

Papatango Theatre Company is hosting two playwriting masterclasses for 24 budding writers. They will be led by Papatango’s resident playwright May Sumbwanyambe. Twelve writers will attend each workshop. These masterclasses will introduce you to the fundamentals of playwriting, such as character, narrative, structure, theatricality, dialogue, theme, plot and atmosphere. The judges of this brief are looking …

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BBC Writersroom/ IdeasTap writing workshop

BBC Writersroom are giving 40 aspiring screen, stage and radio writers the opportunity to attend a practical, hands-on workshop at The Lowry, Salford. It will take place on Tuesday 8 July 2014. The workshop will take place from 2pm to 5pm, with a free lunch being served at 1pm for all attendees. The workshop will …

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Live Theatre extends deadline for playwriting course

Live Theatre has an international reputation for developing and nurturing talented playwrights and offers regular introductory workshops to get people writing relevant and engaging plays. This popular course aims to give writers a sound understanding of the key elements of playwriting through a combination of practical exercises and discussion. What makes a great story and …

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Introduction to short film screenwriting workshop with IdeasTap

you just don’t have as long to tell your story! With this in mind, IdeasTap is offering 20 members the chance to attend two screenwriting workshops designed to take you through the mechanics of short film scriptwriting. The workshops will be held in London on 14 and 21 May 2014 from 6pm to 8pm. They …

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All the Pigs Theatre running a script writing workshop (£50/£40 concs)

Have an idea for a play but not sure how to get it on paper? In this active and inspiring workshop, All the Pigs Resident Playwright, Daniel Hallissey, will share his experience and research of script writing to give his top tips on to how to structure your play, and effectively develop the plot, regardless of …

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Applications now open for the Live Theatre Playwriting course

Live Theatre has an international reputation for developing and nurturing talented playwrights and offers regular introductory workshops to get people writing relevant and engaging plays. This popular course aims to give writers a sound understanding of the key elements of playwriting through a combination of practical exercises and discussion. What makes a great story and …

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IdeasTap Spa event on working with feedback for TV writers

These sessions, titled ‘Feedback’s A Gift‘, will provide a chance for TV writers to receive feedback on their work and examine the concept of feedback both giving and receiving and coping with rejection including common problems and anxieties. The workshop will be running twice:  from 3-5pm on both 4 March 2014 and again on 11 …

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Upcoming classes and workshops with Papatango, Soho Theatre, and others

If you’re looking for a class or group to work on your writing, here are a few upcoming opportunities that might be of interest. Papatango Playwriting Masterclass Wednesday 26 February 10am – 2pm at Toynbee Studios, London FREE “Papatango are delighted to announce our inaugural Resident Playwright, May Sumbwanyambe, will deliver a free masterclass for …

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Free workshop examining writer/director relationship

FREE workshop – Examining the Writer/Director Relationship Sunday 16 Feb, Rich Mix (Shoreditch, London) The relationship between writer and director might not be romantic but it can be just as difficult, with both parties struggling to retain their creative vision. But how can writers and directors work effectively together? Join Director/Producer Natalie Ibu (We Were Here) …

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Librettist Workshop with Book, Music & Lyrics (fee)

Book, Music & Lyrics, the workshop programme for musical theatre writers, is now accepting applications for its 2014 Librettist Workshop group. The workshop has three objectives. Firstly, to develop and foster craft skills specific to musical theatre for emerging practitioners. Secondly, to generate a broader, more involved collaborative community of and for those practitioners. Thirdly, …

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