Experience Opportunity

Writing for Theatre

If you have an idea (or several!) for writing a play but aren’t quite sure how to start, or where to take it, this day-long workshop will get you started.

Explore and increase your awareness of the fundamental ingredients of playwriting:

- Character: how do we create complicated, complex, nuanced protagonists? How can these characters best serve the story we’re trying to tell?

- Story and narrative: what’s the big idea? Getting to grips with why your story is relevant, important, and has to be told

- Structure, form and genre: how can the ways in which you tell your story help to elevate its potential?

- Voice: Unleashing and nurturing your voice as a writer, so that you can write stories that only YOU can tell

You’ll also look at the theatres, people, initiatives, schemes and competitions you can send your writing to. Discover how to network and connect with collaborators who can help to get your writing out there, and performed in front of an audience.

This project will be most relevant to artists that have some experience performing and are interested in exploring playwriting, or if you are a writer that is new to playwriting.

If you need help to pay for things like project fees, transport or childcare, we can help.

We are committed to supporting D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse young people, those with medical conditions, access requirements or any lived experience that may require adaptation, support or sensitivity. If there is anything you would like to let us (our youth workers, tutors or staff) know that will support your enjoyment and access, you can do so by emailing us.