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503Studio: Laura Wade

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503Studio Masterclass: Sustaining a Career

In this masterclass, Laura Wade leads a discussion into a writer’s life involving the likes of how to run and plan your working time, collaborations and working relationships, selecting and balancing projects and so on. Participants will then be invited to ask questions around the topic or about Laura and her career.

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: 2 – 4.30pm

Running time of workshop: up tp 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.

Laura Wade is a playwright and screenwriter.

Her recent plays include The Watsons (Chichester Festival Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory); and Home, I’m Darling (National Theatre, Theatr Clwyd and the Duke of York’s Theatre) which won the 2019 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.

Other plays include Posh (Royal Court Theatre and Duke of York’s Theatre); Tipping the Velvet (adaptation, Lyric Hammersmith); Breathing Corpses (Royal Court Theatre); and Colder Than Here and Other Hands (Soho Theatre).

Film work includes The Riot Club, adapted from her play Posh.

Laura’s playwriting career began at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, and developed at the Royal Court Theatre Young Writers Programme and Soho Theatre’s Writer Attachment scheme.

Laura’s plays have been performed in many countries including the USA, Australia, Germany, Mexico, Sweden, Slovenia and France. She is currently developing three feature film projects and a TV series, and made her broadcasting debut in February 2020 as presenter of the new BBC Radio 4 narrative history series, Equal As We Are.

Photo by Linda Nylind.


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