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TWP Spring 24: The Art of Developing Ideas

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Theatre503 Writers’ Programme Course: The Art of Developing Ideas, Guleraana Mir

Do you have a thought, or an idea? Are you struggling to flesh out, or talk about your story? Bring an idea for a play that you’re either struggling with, or are in the early stages of consideration. Using creative exercises and peer feedback we’ll explore the nuts and bolts of what it takes to develop exciting worlds, strong character journeys and cohesive storytelling so you’re all set to write your next play. Suitable for anyone that’s written at least one play from beginning to end.

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.

Dates: Monday 22nd January

Time: 7pm – 9:30pm

Running time of workshop: 2.5 hours – delivered online. Maximum class sizes are 16.


Guleraana Mir is an award-winning writer, theatre maker and one half of The Thelmas, a female-led theatre company devoted to redressing the equality imbalance in the arts. She is passionate about telling authentic stories that celebrate not stereotype, and speak to complex social realities in a fresh and disruptive way.

She specialises in developing new work through devising and writing with young people and community groups, and leads writing programmes for artists of all ages at a number of institutions including National Theatre and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

She is currently writing multiple episodes for DOCTORS, working on her first mainstage play, has an original TV series in development with afshan d’souza-lodhi, and is under commission from Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch.

Credits include:

THE TESTING PLACE BBC’s DOCTORS (Series 24)
ALL THE SMALL THINGS (BBC Children’s)
MISFITS (co-writer) Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch
SANTI & NAZ (co-writer), VAULT Festival 2020
THE BIGGER PICTURE (audio), commissioned by Tamasha & SOAS
COCONUT, Ovalhouse & national tour

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