Introduction


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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REPOST: Winsome Pinnock- archive workshop on writing from Intimacy to the Epic

In this workshop Winsome and the playwrights explore the idea of the “big” play.  Using discussion, playtexts and exercises you will experience how your work is…


REPOST- Bruntwood Prize Toolkit WEEK ONE- Getting Started

In a statement regarding COVID19 the Government has advised people to stay away from theatres. During this public health emergency, the safety and wellbeing of…


REPOST: Introduction to the Bruntwood Prize Toolkit

In a statement regarding COVID19 the Government has advised people to stay away from theatres. During this public health emergency, the safety and wellbeing of…


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’…


Redrafting- by Royal Exchange Dramaturg Suzanne Bell

What works for you?  I want to start this document by stating, categorically, that there is no right way or wrong way to re-drafting, there…


Livestream workshop MASTERLIST

There’s loads of brilliant opportunities for writers open to scripts in early 2020- are you writing for the Women’s Prize for Playwriting, or the ETPEP…


REPOST Charlene James – on going to the theatre

Playwright Charlene James wrote two provocations for the Bruntwood Prize back in 2017. As CUTTIN’ IT plays here at the Royal Exchange Theatre tonight, here’s…


REPOST: Charlene James- on process

Playwright Charlene James wrote two provocations for the Bruntwood Prize back in 2017. As CUTTIN’ IT opens for it’s first preview here at the Royal…