Beginners Writing Course: Forest Forge Theatre Company

This rapid-write 6-week course hosted online by Forest Forge Theatre Company and led by playwright and dramaturg David Lane will introduce you to the basic principles of playwriting. Through quick and fun practical exercises we’ll explore structure, dramatic action, character journey, location, dialogue and form, leading to everybody writing a 5-minute play for performance by actors on Zoom in the final two sessions.

Each 100-minute workshop will be packed with professional advice and tips, and the sessions specifically designed week-by-week to help respond to the requests of the group.

– Led by playwright and dramaturg David Lane
– 6-week beginners’ writing course 20th, 27th September, 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th October
– From the comfort of your home via Zoom
– £100 per person
– Limited numbers – maximum 14 people



Purchase your place on the course via Forest Forge Theatre Company’s website. You’ll receive confirmation of your booking via email. They will then be in touch with how to join the call for the course and any further information you’ll need closer to the time.

If you have any questions regarding the course please email


“This online course motivated me to revisit a play in development that I was about to give up on and gave me confidence to start editing and rewriting.”

“Thanks so much to all of you at Forest Forge. David’s course was absolutely brilliant and I’ve recommended it to other writers so I do hope there will be an opportunity to run it again. By offering the course online I was able to attend every session. I’m so grateful to you all.”

“David Lane is a stellar tutor and really motivating! I truly appreciated his creative approach, encyclopaedic and knowledge… this was the best playwriting course I’ve taken!”

Contact Details

Event dates:
13 Sep 2021 -
13 Sep 2021


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