Leeds Playhouse Writing Group
Leeds Playhouse Writing Group is an opportunity to explore the craft of writing for live performance in a friendly, supportive environment. Over 8 weeks we look at the building blocks of writing for live performance including story, structure, dialogue, character and style. The group is suitable for writers who are early in their development, playwrights who want to consolidate or advance their practice and writers from other disciplines.
The course is very practical; we do lots of writing and reading. It is facilitated by Literary Associate Jacqui Honess-Martin.
The group runs at regular intervals at the Playhouse, there is no fee to take part. Participation is by invitation to writers aged over 16, there is no upper age limit.
If you think the writing group could be useful to you, please get in touch with Furnace Co-ordinator Rio Matchett.
Will this course cover writing for radio, film or TV?
No, this course is specifically for playwrights and writing for live performance.
Does this course cover writing for children?
This course will cover the fundamentals of writing for any audience, however writing for children will not be addressed as a specific topic.
Does this course cover writing musicals or opera?
This course will cover the fundamentals of writing for live performance, but will not address musicals or opera specifically.
I have a disability, is this course open to me?
Absolutely. When writers are invited onto the course we ask about any access needs, including issues reading or writing. We will do all we can to enable everyone to take part.
I’m under 16, how can I develop my skills as a writer?
Leeds Playhouse is a Regional Hub for National Theatre’s New Views. An 8 week playwriting course runs every autumn for those aged 14-19. Applications are through our Creative Engagement networks, but if you wish to be considered, please contact Literary Associate Jacqui Honess-Martin.