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We will use this page to share provocations, tips, tutorials and advice all with the aim of helping you shape and develop your writing practice. Each resource approaches things from their writers own perspective – so take from each one what you like!

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Keep Asking Questions- Royal Exchange Dramaturg Suzanne Bell

On Sunday 17th November 2019, Suzanne Bell was awarded the 2019 Kenneth Tynan Award for Dramaturgy . In 2011, marking its tenth anniversary, the Dramaturgs’…


REPOST- Live online workshop with Anna Jordan on redrafting

Several of this years brilliant shortlisted writers mentioned how helpful they found the livestream workshops hosted here on writeaplay- particularly Bruntwood Prize winning playwright and…


The Bruntwood Prize toolkit- round up

It’s already been 10 weeks, and the whole of the 2019 Bruntwood Prize toolkit is up and available for you to use- from blank page…


Tanika Gupta archive workshop on Story

On Wednesday 22nd May 2019 playwright Tanika Gupta will led our final livestreamed writing workshop for 2019 on how you might explore your work to…


Tanika Gupta- ensure your story is clear, dramatic and theatrical –  22 May, 6pm-8pm

On Wednesday 22nd May- 6pm-8pm playwright Tanika Gupta will lead our final livestreamed workshop for 2019 on how you might explore your work to ensure…


REPOST: Dramaturg and agent Mel Kenyon on redrafting

  This workshop took place on 24 May 2017  An agent and dramaturg, Mel develops and works collaboratively with some of the world’s most respected…


EXTRACT: Five essential playwriting tips from Stephen Jeffreys

How do you write a great play? Renowned dramatist and teacher Stephen Jeffreys lays out five things to think about, in these extracts from his…


Naomi Iizuka- archive workshop on telling ghost stories

Telling Ghost Stories with Naomi Iizuka, hosted by Berkeley Rep at UC San Diego  In this workshop we join the multi-award winning Naomi Iizuka with…