Where’s the Drama? The nuts & bolts of playwriting & dramatic action

11am – 1pm – Sat 22 Oct / Sat 29 Oct / Sat 5 Nov / Sat 12 Nov /Sat 19 Nov


Theatre Deli Studios, 107 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3A 4AF


During the course you go through the essential components of writing, particularly focussing on the dramatic action that will keep your play moving forward.

You will be exploring all aspects of playwriting, from structure and form to dialogue and theatrical devices.

In each session you will also analyse a scene in depth, specifically looking at conflict and how the scene moves the story on.

The aim of the course is to help you to find the dramatic core of your story and to employ that successfully throughout your play.

Suzette is a playwright and theatre maker. Her plays have shown at Southwark Playhouse, Arcola Theatre and Theatre503, amongst others. Her new play “Killer Whale” was recently commissioned by A million freds Productions. She was selected for Sphinx Theatre’s Sphinx Lab, a development programme which supports female British playwrights with mentoring and a seed commission to create new work for the main stage. She is currently developing her new play about three generations of Jewish women in England, ‘A Jewish Love Story’, with support from Arts Council England. It was recently presented at Manchester Jewish Museum. Suzette is fascinated in the writing process and breaking down barriers to writing and she tutors playwriting in further education and the community, and is a scriptwriting mentor on Royal Central School of Speech & Drama’s MA/MFA Writing for Stage & Broadast Media. She is passionate about showing the true representation of stories from all backgrounds and her theatre company, Little Pieces of Gold, has a strong track record of showcasing the work of under-represented writers. ‘Short Plays with Great Plays for Women’, an anthology of 22 short plays by women with a foreword by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, was published by Routledge Books in 2020. Suzette is an associate producer at The Nursery Theatre.



Published on:
26 Sep 2022


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