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503Studio: Lettie Precious

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503Studio Masterclass: Creating Characters

‘Without good characters, you’ve already lost your audience.’

This masterclass centres on the importance of a character and character development in a story. Together with Lettie Precious, you will explore different ways of creating interesting characters, finding and establishing their voices and make them fully-rounded, believable individuals.

Thanks to DCMS Cultural Recovery Fund and our Share The Drama scheme, we want to make sure those of you who are struggling in the current climate can still take part in our Autumn Writers Programme. While we prioritise anyone who is long term unemployed and/or claiming benefits, we’re also offering subsidies if you’re in financial difficulty as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

To express interest in a bursary place through our Share The Drama scheme, please sign up here. If you would prefer to speak directly to a member of our team about your circumstance or to ask for more information about this scheme, please contact us

If you have any access requirements, you can let us know here. You can view what we currently are able to offer on our Accessibility page. If you would rather discuss any access requirements and how we can accommodate them prior to booking, please get in touch with us.

Time: 10am – 12.30pm

Running time of workshop: 2.5 hours – delivered online. Maximum class sizes are 14. A portion of spaces have been reserved for Share the Drama places.

To sign up for advanced booking for future iterations of the 503Studio: Writers Programme, please join the waiting list here.

Lettie Precious (they/them) is a British playwright, poet, author and artist from Sheffield currently living in London.

In 2021, their 4 part audio adaptation of Orlando was released on Audible, their TV episode Oh Toni for The Break was released on BBC3, and their audio piece Reflection for The Verb was released on BBC Radio 4.

In 2021 they also curated and contributed to the Royal Court’s Living Newspaper programme and to Fuel Theatre’s NHS Heroes. Later this year their short play co-written with Jack Thorne premieres with Birmingham Rep and their new radio adaptation will be broadcast by Novel on BBC Radio 4.

In 2020 they had pieces produced as part of the Royal Court’s My White Best Friend online series, Theatre Royal Stratford East’s audio project 8.46, Theatre503 & Theatre Centre’s ImagiNation Festival, and Jermyn Street Theatre’s 15 Heroines. They won the 2019/2020 Royal Court and Kudos Fellowship and recently completed the 2019/2020 BBC Writers’ Room. Their first full length play, This Is Us, is in development with Graeae and had a rehearsed reading at the Bush Theatre in 2019, in association with Talawa and Tamasha theatre companies. Also in 2019, their play The Grey Area was presented as part of the Royal Court Theatre’s Queer Upstairs festival. In 2018 they completed BBC London Voices Writers’ Room and the Graeae Write To Play year-long attachment, and became a published author.


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