Rather than set dates and times in advance, we run a list system for each workshop below. Once that workshop has enough names to run, we'll be in touch with a Doodle poll to find a time that suits everyone. (Anyone who can't be accommodated gets rolled over to the next list and Doodle poll.)
If you're an individual who would like to attend one of the workshops below, click the 'Join the list for this workshop' button to send us an email to be added to the relevant list.
Once the date for the workshop has been set, you'll receive an Eventbrite link to formally book and pay. Only once your availability to attend an agreed workshop date is confirmed, will payment be taken.
Yes, if you're an organisation or group who would like to commission a workshop in full directly, please drop us a line. Content can be tailored for different group sizes and age groups.
Ah, those were the days... for now, Zoom is the most Covid-safe and cost effective way to do these things. If you're interested in commissioning several as a residency or module then in person might be possible, drop us a line to discuss.
Check out what previous writers who've worked with us say in the Testimonials section!
This punchy online seminar introduces the key mechanism at the heart of linear, naturalistic dramatic structure in just one hour.
If you're just dipping a toe into dramatic writing, always had nagging doubts that you're not on top of story structure, fancy a quick refresher, or just interested in what makes most stories tick, this is the workshop for you.
Length: 1 hour
Dates and times to be agreed
An accessible, entry level workshop for beginners, introducing the key principles and driving forces of dramatic narrative. Involves a mixture of textual analysis and short creative exercises guaranteed to generate ideas!
Length: 3 hours
Dramaturgy is a much misunderstood term, used differently in different countries. What does it mean? And how is it even pronounced?
This short online workshop for writers, directors and educators seeks to demystify and define dramaturgy, and introduce some of the key principles of its application in contemporary British theatre.
Length: 2 hours
If you've ever wanted to delve deeper into what makes your characters tick, and improve your dialogue writing, this is the workshop for you.
With a mixture of practical creative exercises, handouts and open discussion, this informative online workshop will allow you to generate some new characters from scratch, or develop characters in plays you are already working on.
Writing for audio is different to other media, but how? This practical online workshop breaks down the form with reference to a wide range of BBC radio plays and independent audio podcast drama, introducing ways to think and write in sound, and advice on how BBC Radio commissioning works. Either bring an idea you're working on or build one from scratch in the workshop itself.
Length: 3 hours
Most theatres and TV companies tell writers to 'write what you know'. But once you've exhausted your own life, how can you write ethically and authentically about experiences you haven't lived?
This detailed online workshop takes a deep dive into creative research techniques, touching on issues of integrity, interpretation, creative freedom and power. It leaves its participants with a suite of exercises and handouts, including a detailed guide to interviewing subjects for play research, with a chance for a dry run interviewing each other.
Length: 5 hours (with breaks)
This fun online workshop tries to remind us all what it was like to be young, channeling your inner adolescent in order to get into the zone of writing with or for them.
With reference to several of Fin Kennedy's pioneering productions at the Edinburgh Fringe with Mulberry School, this highly practical workshop leaves its participants with a detailed pack of tried and tested creative writing exercises and stimuli from almost two decades working in inner city schools, for attendees to use in their own workshops as they wish.
Length: 5 hours (with breaks)
We offer 5% off when you book 2 or more workshops, or 10% for three or more!
For each workshop a limited number of half price or free bursary places are available. If you would like to apply for one of these discounts, please email us stating which, and a brief description of your circumstances, which will be treated in strictest confidence.
If you have a request for a workshop in some aspect of story craft not covered here, drop us a line! If enough people say the same or similar, we'll add it to the list for booking.