Introduction to Playwriting Course


Do you write?  Would you like to write a play but just don’t know where to begin? 


Freedom Studios will host an 8 week ‘Introduction to Playwriting Course’ this Spring and we’d love to hear from creative writers in the area who would like to have a first go at playwriting. Interested applicants must be 18 or over with little or no experience of writing for the screen or the stage. We particularly welcome applicants from all communities in Bradford and surrounding areas.


In this 8-week course, we’ll be focusing on the basics of theatre writing including; character, story, structure and plot development, as well as helping writers to develop a tool kit for writing for screen and stage including constructing natural dialogue.


The course will be run by TV and Theatre writer Lisa Holdsworth. Lisa has been writing professionally since 2001 when she won her first commission devising and writing an episode of the ITV series Fat Friends. Since then she has written for Emmerdale, New TricksWaterloo Road as well as Midsomer Murders for ITV and Ackley Bridge for Channel 4.She has written for theatre, including pieces for Slung Low Theatre Company, JB Shorts, Take Back and Leeds Pub Theatre. She is the co-producer of the Leeds-based short theatre showcase, Slung Low Shorts.


To apply, please send an email Aisha@freedomstudios.co.uk, telling us a bit about yourself, your current writing practice, what you hope to gain from the course, and why this opportunity is important to you.


Deadline for applications:  Friday 20 April, 5pm


Workshops will take place at Freedom Studios, in Bradford City Centre from 7-8.30pm on the following dates:


Tuesday 8th May
Monday 14th May
Monday 21st May
Tuesday 29th May
Monday 4th June
Monday 11th June
Monday 18th June
Monday 25th June

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