Virtual Retreat: Writing for Stage Spring 2021

3 March 2021 - 31 March 2021


What is it?

This is a weekly Zoom course for those wanting to begin or expand upon their current script writing skills. This course will enable you to develop ideas for writing new scripts for stage, either giving you a good starting point for a script or support to complete a work-in-progress.


Course Content

Week 1: You will participate in activities that will help you get to know yourselves as writers and what kind of topics and themes you enjoy writing about. We will begin to explore published scripts that are heralded as iconic pieces of new writing. 

Week 2: We will work on narrative structure in your script and use activities to help develop a thorough synopsis of your piece. We will use examples of work from scratch festivals and R&D phases as inspiration.

Week 3: In this week we will look at the characters in your scripts and explore their journeys using different writing exercises and activities.

Week 4: This week we will put our pieces together scene by scene. We will also read each other’s scripts in a virtual table-read and you will be encouraged to give constructive feedback.

Week 5: We will share our pieces in this final week and will provide each other with dramaturgical notes and inspiration to continue your writing journey!

Please note, you can attend these sessions whether you have started a piece of writing or not. This is a retreat for all levels.


Drop in sessions, or full course?

Participants will benefit from attending all the sessions in the course.

To book the whole course, add a ticket for each seperate date (not five of the same date) into your basket. Multiple ticket purchases by the same customer on one date will not be valid for the remaining dates.

Waiting List

If the class you wish to attend is appearing as sold out, please email Community Engagement Manager Nina Graveney-Edwards [email protected] to add yourself to the waiting list for future classes.



Scholarships are available for this course, please email Community Engagement Manager Nina Graveney-Edwards [email protected] for more information.