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503Studio: Nicola Werenowska

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503Studio Masterclass: A Writing Session for Neurodivergent Writers

A masterclass for neurodivergent writers.

Led by award winning neurodivergent playwright, Nicola Werenowska, this workshop aims to give neurodivergent artists a safe and accessible space to share work & experiences, participate in group discussion around barriers facing neuordivergent artists and develop work through creative writing exercises.

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.

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.

Nicola Werenowska is an award winning neurodivergent playwright, radio dramatist and dramaturg who is committed to exploring underrepresented voices in her writing Nicola was 16 when she was a runner up in the Royal Court Young People’s playwriting competition but (due to the debilitating effects of her undiagnosed disability) it took her another 15 years before she wrote professionally, following her life-changing dyspraxia diagnosis. Since then her work has been produced widely across the UK. Nicola has been on attachment to Graeae Theatre, the National Theatre studio and a member of the Royal Court National Writers group. She is associate artist at the Mercury Theatre, High Tide Theatre and Lakeside Theatre and current projects include libretto for The Paradis Files, (a Graeae/BBC 3 opera) and an adaptation of The Secret Garden for Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds summer show 2022. Theatre includes: Davy’s Day (Mercury, 2004); Aftermath (dis:play production, Mercury Theatre, 2006); Peapickers (Eastern Angles, 2007); Freedoms of the Forest (Menagerie, 2008); Japanese Stories (dis:play production, Mercury, 2008), Hurt (Footprints Community Theatre, 2008), DreamDance (Footprints 2009), Camlodunum (Monologue, Paines Plough’s ‘Come to Where I’m From’ tour, 2010) BirthDate (Nabakov, 2012); CASH! (Mercury, 2013); Tu I Teraz (Hampstead, Nuffield, Mercury, 2012/13); Tattooed Under Your Skin (Theatre 503, 2016); Hidden (Oxford Playhouse, Marlowe, Mercury, 2017); Guesthouse (Eastern Angles, 2018); Silence (Mercury and national tour, 2018); Late to the Party (community engagement commission, Mercury 2019); Behind Doors (online zoom festival short, Mercury, 2020) Radio/audio includes: Amy Dorrit (radio 4 Christmas Classic adaptation slot, produced by Graeae and Naked Productions, 2018); Look Me In The Eye (diversity Training, Menagerie Theatre, 2020).


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