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503Studio: Amy Ng

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503Studio Masterclass: Taking the Minority Mainstream

How do we write stories from minority communities for ‘mainstream’ theatre audiences with integrity? How do we resist the pressures to over-explain specific cultural backgrounds (the anthropological play) while guiding audiences through unfamiliar worlds? How do we go beyond the Aristotelian to find the deep structures and story forms which serve our plays? Join Amy Ng in this masterclass exploring how to make our various minority stories accessible to a mainstream audience.

To be added to our waiting list, please sign up here (please note that some places have been held off sale to prioritise Share the Drama beneficiaries – see below)


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 Summer 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: 10.15am – 12.45pm

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 priority booking for future iterations of the 503Studio: Writers Programme, please join the waiting list here.

Amy Ng is a British-Hong Kong playwright.

Her plays include Under The Umbrella (Belgrade Theatre Coventry, UK Tour); Acceptance (Hampstead Theatre) and SHANGRI-LA (Finborough Theatre).  Adaptations include Miss Julie (Chester Storyhouse).  Radio plays include Tiger Girls (BBC Radio 4) and Kilburn Passion (BBC Radio 3).

She is under commission to the Royal Shakespeare Company and Kiln Theatre, and is developing her play Thatcher In China at the National Theatre Studio.  She is also part of the inaugural Genesis Almeida New Playwrights Big Plays programme, as well as the Young Vic and Sky Stage and Screen commissioning scheme.


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