FREE LIVESTREAM WORKSHOPS: When Theatre Works with Ola Animashawun

8th April
Workshop Leader – Ola Animashawun 

This workshop has taken place. The unedited video is available at

Writing for the stage. Telling your story simply and dramatically through character driven dialogue and present tense action crafted to entice, engage and expose your audience to the effects of witnessing the extraordinary lives and behaviours of people. A workshop on what good plays do and how to do it.

Ola Animashawun is a National Theatre Associate and Connections Dramaturg and the co-founder and Creative Director of the playwriting consultancy, Euphoric Ink. He is also a former Associate Director of the Royal Court Theatre, where he worked for 23 years, during which time he founded and ran the Royal Court Young Writers Programme, and set up a nationwide writers’ programme – Critical Mass – which is dedicated to finding and nurturing new playwrights from the Global Majority.

Ola has worked in theatre for over 30 years, with 20 of those years dedicated to specialising in script development as a dramaturg and facilitator. He has also held positions as an Associate Artist, Dramaturg and Mentor for Belgrade Theatre, Cheltenham Everyman Theatre, Theatre Absolute, Shop Front Theatre, and Eclipse Theatre.

His other skills include, acting, directing, devising, writing and presenting.

He is a patron of Graeae Theatre and Script Yorkshire and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He is also an Alfred Fagon Black Champion of Theatre.


Also coming up!

5th May 6pm-8pm- Morgan Lloyd Malcom
Then we’ll join the phenomenal Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, whose play EMILIA took the West End by storm (before COVID) and whose other work includes TYPICAL GIRLS (Sheffield Crucible) and MUM (Plymouth Theatre Royal and Soho Theatre).

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28 Mar 2022


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