Early stage playwrights (defined as having had less than three professional productions of work) will be provided with information about the scope of Soho Theatre’s current programs, their three theatre spaces, and what storytelling and theatricality mean to them.

This is one of a number of workshops happening at venues across the UK and Ireland.

In the first part of the workshop, writers will learn about the Verity Bargate Award and Soho Theatre’s heritage of new writing. In the second part we look at samples from a number of plays to investigate how they are structured, the form they take, their style and subject matter. Finally, we will ask what makes a play specifically right for Soho Theatre, whether it is alive to the world, in touch with our audience and has the audacity to make people gasp.

We are really excited that the workshop will be run by award-winning writer CHLOE TODD FORDHAM, winner of an Award at the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting. More information about Chloe can be found at About me | Chloe Todd Fordham