These free workshops, led by prominent figures working internationally in theatre, are open to anyone and offer a chance for budding playwrights to develop their craft and hopefully submit a play to The 2017 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting.
Workshop leaders will include; the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Suzan-Lori Parks; Associate Artist of Third Angel and the Royal Exchange, Chris Thorpe; agent and dramaturg, Mel Kenyon; and previous Bruntwood Prize winner and 2017 judge, Phil Porter. The five UK-based workshops will be hosted at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, who co-founded the Prize with the Bruntwood property group in 2005. The international partners will be Playwriting Australia at The Arts Exchange in Sydney, James Madison University in Delhi and the Public Theater in New York City.
The workshops will be live streamed at writeaplay.co.uk where there will also be a chance to interact via social media. All workshops will later be available as a free resource tool for anyone to access afterwards.
APRIL de ANGELIS | Ambition, Scale, Honesty & Imagination
1 March, 6pm-8pm
RACHEL DE-LAHAY | Character, Journey & Dialogue
23 March, 6pm-8pm
ABHISHEK MAJUMDAR | Playwriting on the Indian Subcontinent
8 April, 12.30-2.20pm GMT
PHIL PORTER | Make them Laugh
11 April, 6pm-8pm
JOANNA MURRAY-SMITH | Life Experience & the Dramatic Journey
4 May, 6pm-8pm GMT
SUZAN-LORI PARKS | Watch Me Work
20 May, 7pm-9pm GMT
MEL KENYON | Re-Drafting & Taking Notes
24 May, 6pm-8pm