Soho Theatre has played a unique and award-winning role in the development of new writing in Britain for more than 40 years. 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, Chris White 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 Soho Theatre’s two prestigious new writing awards: the annual Tony Craze Award and the biennial Verity Bargate Award.
Course structure Oct 2020-June 2021:
Participants once a month from October through to June, on Tuesday evenings and Saturdays. This year the course will involve workshops in both Soho Theatre building and online via Zoom.
Applicants must be available for the full programme including Saturday 24 October.
Sunday 9th August 9pm.
The fee for the course is £125, which covers the full 9 months, roughly 35-40 hours of workshops and feedback.
There are a limited amount of bursaries available to people on Universal Credit, other benefits, or a low income.