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TWP Autumn 23: Innovating with Form

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Theatre503 Writers’ Programme Masterclass: Innovating with Form, Rabiah Hussain

This masterclass will cover how to play with form based on what the heart of your story is, how to use form as an extension of the themes of your play and how to keep a loose structure even when experimenting with form and being non-traditional.

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Date: Monday 27 November 2023

Time: 7pm – 9.30pm

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

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WORD PLAY by Hussain, , Writer - Rabiah Hussain, Director - Nimmo Ismail, Designer - Rosanne Vice, Lighting - Jamie Platt, The Royal Court Theatre, 2023, Credit: Johan Persson/

WORD-PLAY by Rabiah Hussain premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in July 2023.

Rabiah’s debut full-length play, SPUN, premiered at Arcola Theatre in July 2018 and toured Canada in 2019. SPUN won the German Baden-Wuttemberg Youth Theatre Prize and the German Youth Theatre Award in 2020. It ran at Theatre Heilbronn in 2023.

Rabiah was selected as a writer for the Kudos TV and Royal Court Theatre Fellowship Programme 2019 and wrote on the third edition of the Royal Court Living Newspaper. Rabiah was also commissioned by the Royal Court to write a monologue as part of their One Night Stand programme in 2022.

Rabiah co-wrote WE ARE SHADOWS, an audio drama tour of Brick Lane for Tamasha Theatre in 2020. Her other plays include WHERE I LIVE AND WHAT I LIVE For written for Theatre Absolute in 2017.

Rabiah was selected to be part of the BBC TV Drama Writers’ Programme 2020 and the BBC Drama Room programme in 2018.


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