Playwriting Lab with Max Wilkinson

Playwriting Lab with Max Wilkinson

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£148 – £185

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In this 10 week lab, you'll get all the tools you need to write a full-length play.

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Part of all ticket sales from this event will go towards the DEC appeal which unites leading UK charities to raise money for displaced people and families currently fleeing Ukraine and all donations will be doubled by the UK government up to £20 million.


10 Sessions, once per week, Thursdays from22nd September 2022

90 Minutes each session, 6pm - 7.30pm.

In these sessions, you’ll learn all the tools needed to write your first full-length play or develop a play you're working on.

In a friendly, supportive environment, you’ll explore structure, plot, dialogue, character journey, staging and also learn how to generate new ideas for your work when you feel at a loss. By the end of the your first draft of your full length (60+ minutes) which will be performed by actors, as well as weekly feedback in each 90 minute workshop. As well as making new connections and contacts within a brand new network of writers.

There will also be lots of discussions about the theatre industry itself, dispelling myths about an otherwise intimidating industry, as well as conversations about the Film and TV world and how best to approach.

In short, this is will equip all budding and passionate writers with the industry and practical skills they need to kick start their career and help more experienced writers develop their work and move further in the right direction.

By the end of the 10 week course you will have:

A first draft of a full-length play (60+ minutes) which can be a monologue if you wish.

How To Get Your Work On.

Writing Competitions and opportunity Information

Ten 90 Min Sessions with weekly read out and feedback.

Receive feedback and see a scene read by professional actors

From the comfort of your own home: online

Testimonials from previous participants:

Your open attitude toward all our ideas gave me the confidence to write what I really wanted. You were keen to help us try to make our ideas work rather than just telling why they wouldn’t- and for me, that was so freeing. Lucy Dobree

Thank you so much for this incredible playwriting lab. I had the best time and Max was such an excellent teacher. Helena Snider

I really enjoyed the course so much, thank you for all of your time and guidance. Ben Macpherson

Hosanna loved being part of this group, a huge thank you for this opportunity.Yasmin Hafesji

Thank you for the confidence you gave me to pursue this idea and carry it into production, I now have a proper credit to my name. David Ford

Max is an award-winning playwright fascinated with the blurred line between experimental performance and theatre. He was winner of the Prix Royal Competions, the Screen to Screen Award and finalist for the Nick Darke Award, the Papatango Prize, Theatre Uncut's Prize for Political Writing and recently, Samuel French's Off-Broadway Award. He's had plays produced at Theatre 503, King’s Head Theatre, the Arcola, Paines Plough and many others across London as well as running playwriting workshops with The Yard, Flux, The Actor's Centre, The Gate and the Southwark Playhouse. His new play, Rainer, will run at the Arcola Theatre for three weeks in June of this year.

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