THE WRITERS IS FOR ANYONE AGED 16 – 25 WHO IS INTERESTED IN WRITING PLAYS, READING SCRIPTS AND SHARING THEIR WORK.

“It has challenged me, given me confidence, and, without it, I wouldn’t be calling myself a writer today.”

The Writers is a practical course that encourages you to develop your own writing style whilst discovering some fundamental skills about writing plays. Working alongside award-winning professional writers, you will explore techniques in characterisation, writing dialogue and story structure as well as discussing work by a variety of playwrights.

Over the course of the year, you will meet other professional writers, write a monologue that will be performed in The Great Hall at the Royal Exchange, receive feedback and support on your work and have the option to write a full-length play.

The WRITERS is for anyone interested in…

  • Developing their writing skills through practical writing exercises and creative tasks
  • Gaining a wider understanding of writing for the stage
  • Reading work by a variety of playwrights
  • Working with professional writers
  • Sharing work with peers
  • Receiving feedback and mentoring from theatre staff
  • Having their work performed at the Royal Exchange
  • Collaborating with directors and performers from the Young Company to develop work

“I loved getting to discuss theatre with people my own age who are just as excited about it as I am. It's also such a rare opportunity to get to talk to professional writers and get their feedback.”