CRITERION New Writing 2020

CRITERION New Writing is a ground-breaking education program offered by The Criterion Theatre Trust – a series of script development workshops taking place on stage at the Cri. It is free to apply and take part. The workshops are led by Greg Mosse.

There are six workshops in each sequence. In workshops 1 and 2, Greg will help each playwright to develop their individual understanding of narrative structure so that they get the most out of the dramatic situation they are writing about. In workshop 3, the playwrights will meet actors for the first time who will perform their speeches from the stage. In weeks 4, 5 and 6, a group of actors will take part, reading aloud the brand-new scenes.

The playwrights will actually see and hear their scripts come to life.


1 November 2019.


Each set of 6 workshops will welcome 6 writers to the stage of the Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly, for a sequence of highly-focused script development sessions, from 12h00 to 14h30 on this calendar:

Winter 2020 – January to March 2020

Spring 2020 – April to June 2020

Summer 2020 – July to September 2020

To apply, please send by email to

  • a writing CV, including two referees
  • a short statement of 200-250 words explaining why you would like to take part

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1 Oct 2019


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