MASTERPOST- ALL 2022 Livestream workshops

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We are so delighted to be able to return with the 2022 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting.  The Bruntwood Prize is about so much more than the competition – we want to support people to try writing for the first time, explore their creativity, to not give up when things get tough – to keep going and submit their play for the 6th June deadline.

We recognise that the last two years has been an incredibly difficult time for everyone.  When theatres closed and we could no longer enjoy the inspiring experience of sharing stories together, many writers found it hard to be creative.  Would theatre ever come back?  What would it look like when it did?  Can I still be theatrical and creative if I can’t share stories live with an audience of friends and strangers?

There are so many huge questions to ask before you bring yourself to writing.  But maybe this makes writing even more important.  Humanity, in many ways, has been through a visceral experience of crisis.  We need art and stories and shared experiences to help us make sense of what we have been through and our place in the world.

So we want to find ways to support you to get those ideas out, tell us those stories, find those characters voices and build the theatrical world of your work.


Our 2022 live-stream workshops

Streamed live here on, all you need to do to join is click onto the website homepage for the start time.

These videos are the unedited recording of the stream. We are now working with WealdBSL to interpret the filmed workshop into BSL. These videos will start to be shared in the next week, here on


Nickie Miles-Wildin & Chloë Clarke on Creatively Integrated Access

In this session we’ll look at two short extracts (written by Chloe and Nickie)

Soup by Chloe Clarke 

Short Cuppa by Nickie Miles Wildin 


Nicola McCartney on Redrafting 

This is a workshop with the wonderful playwright, director and dramaturg Nicola McCartney who has supported the journey of so many of the country’s most respected playwrights. Nicola was Artistic Director of lookout Theatre Company, Glasgow from 1992-2002, and has twice been an Associate Playwright of Playwrights Studio Scotland.

For this workshop: Nicola has provided the following resource to support your redrafting


basic conflict scene diagram (1)

redrafting grid NMcC (1)


Ola Animashawun on When Theatre Works 

Ola Animashawun is the 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.


Morgan Lloyd Malcom on the words we write and how we write them 

Workshop my 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).


Published on:
6 May 2022


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