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503Studio: Introduction To Playwriting

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503Studio: Introduction to Playwriting

Oladipo Agboluaje will lead this course to act as an introduction to the core aspects and approaches to playwriting. Over 5 sessions, Oladipo will guide writers through the key aspects of playwriting in an interactive and practical way. Alongside exploring theories, during each session, writers will take part in writing exercises and have the opportunity to share work in a supportive space.

Please note we cannot commit to an ongoing dramaturgical relationship with any pieces that may develop on this course, or commit to a production. However we will offer an open and honest discussion with all participants about possible next steps for their work, recommendations of other development opportunities that might be of benefit, and guidance to where their work may best be suited in terms of future engagement.

Thanks to 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 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. If you would rather discuss any access requirements and how we can accommodate them prior to booking, please get in touch with us here.

Five Tuesday sessions from June 14th – July 12th, 7 – 9.30pm. The sessions will take place over Zoom. 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.

Oladipo Agboluaje is a playwright and tutor of creative writing and post-colonial drama. He is a fellow of the Royal Literary Fund and Assistant General Secretary of the African Theatre Association (AfTA). His most recent play is Here’s What She Said To Me for Utopia Theatre, which was performed at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield in 2020.


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