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- Chris Thorpe – Writing Collaboratively, Writing for Performance, Performing your Work

  This workshop took place in April 2017 Playwright and theatre maker Chris Thorpe will explore how to break the rules through non-naturalistic writing, collaborative writing…


Repost- Matthew Xia on Responsibility, Representation and Responding to the world around you

This workshop took place on 16 March 2017  Associate Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange Theatre and judge for the 2017 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting….


Repost- April De Angelis on Ambition, Scale, Honesty & Imagination

This workshop took place on 1 March, 6pm-8pm April is an acclaimed writer whose extensive theatre and radio work encompasses many different scales of production….


Kendall Feaver- The Almighty Sometimes

I started writing The Almighty Sometimes five years ago as part of my Masters degree at Goldsmiths. I’d spent most of the year writing a…


Anna Jordan on script readers: Make their hearts sing, not sink.

Script readers are the unsung heroes of playwriting competitions. Bruntwood has three phases of reading before the longlist of 100 plays is chosen. In 2015…


Lyndsey Turner- What if…

In the fouth writing provocation director and 2017 jury member Lyndsey Turner thinks about possibilities. More than film or television, theatre is uniquely placed as…


Roy Williams- Reflections on ‘Days of Significance’ and rewrites

The conclusion of my play DAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE, which was on at the RSC in 2007, hinged on a major revelation, the love Lenny has…


Charlene James- on process

Write what you’re passionate about. I don’t necessarily believe that you have to write what you know. Of course, it’s a great way to get…