The Writers’ Lab programme is an entry-level course designed to support new writers to create a play over 9 months. Workshops cover a wide range of topics and are led by Lakesha Arie-Angelo, Sharmila Chauhan and Jules Haworth with a number of guest artist masterclasses over the year. They take writers through a three-draft process with one-to-one feedback support, with an opportunity at the end of the process for writers to submit to our annual Tony Craze Award.
Soho Theatre is an equal opportunities organisation, and is using positive action to make sure that the people we work with are representative of our diverse community.
They actively welcome applicants who identify as LGBTQ+, disabled, people of the *Global Majority and people living in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.
*people who identify as Black Caribbean, Black African, South Asian, East Asian, Middle Eastern or Latinx.
Course structure Oct 2022-June 2023:
Participants meet once a month from October through to June, on a mixture of Tuesday evenings and Saturdays. They are aiming for the workshops to take place in person at Soho Theatre, but we may use zoom as a back-up option if Covid-19 restrictions change.
Applicants must be available for the full programme.
Mon 1 Aug, 5pm.
The fee for the course is £150, which covers the full 9 months, roughly 35-40 hours of workshops and three rounds of feedback.
They have a limited amount of bursaries available to people on Universal Credit, other benefits, or a low income. They also have the following sponsored bursaries available for October 2021:
- Matilda Feyiṣayọ Ibini bursaries for people who identify as disabled
- Alistair Wilkinson bursaries for people from low socioeconomic backgrounds