Writing for Theatre: Asserting & Celebrating Diversity (Cost: Full Funded by Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation)

Monday March 28th – Friday April 1st 2022


Dates: Monday 28 March 14:00 — Friday 1 April 20:00
Cost: Full Funded by Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation

COURSE TUTORS- Tanika Gupta, James McDermott

If you are writing for theatre with a play in development and you are looking for much needed guidance and inspiration, then this Arvon at Home writing week is for you. Fully funded by the Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation, this is a unique opportunity for early career playwrights to participate in an online week with two award winning tutors.

Through a series of group discussions, analyses of scenes and practical writing exercises, you will learn tools and techniques to help you find your voices, generate stories, create characters, write dialogue & subtext and structure scripts. You will also have time to discuss how to create a strong foundation for a career as a freelance writer and how to sustain your career. As part of the award you will also receive a follow up online tutorial with one of the tutors after the week has finished.



noon on 18th Feb 

You must be available w/c 28th March from Monday noon to Friday at 6pm.


They’ll help you to make ‘Arvon at Home’, turning your own place into a writing cocoon, capturing the transformative power of our acclaimed Arvon residential courses: two brilliant author-tutors at your service, a caring and sharing group, the time and space to devote to your writing, invaluable feedback, new writing pals, and the unique creative progress that happens in a dedicated week.

You will be offered the best of a classic Arvon residential week, with a few virtual tweaks. Spot the difference: a carefully balanced combination of tips to help you focus, daily morning workshops, one-to-one tutorials with both tutors, three evening get-togethers to chat about the day’s work, a mid-week guest reading offer, the celebratory Friday-evening collective reading, and lots of time and encouragement for you to write every day. You will receive a free ticket to our Wednesday evening Live Guest Reading.

All gatherings, one-to-one or group, will be delivered via our own Arvon Zoom, so you’ll need to have a reliable internet connection. Your Arvon host will be on call to offer support as you need it, including any help you may need with your computer set-up.

To participate, and to get the most out of the week, you’ll need to turn up online for all planned morning sessions, Monday to Friday. You should also set aside your afternoons for tutorials and independent writing time. Last but not least, we urge you to read your tutors’ published work before the week starts.

As part of our wider effort to increase participation in the arts, there are a limited number of concessionary places available for this course.



Published on:
11 Jan 2022
Opportunity deadline:
18 Feb 2022


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