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If your new year’s resolution list includes ‘become a playwright’ then you are in luck, because Live Theatre are on the lookout for budding North-East writers who wanna write for the stage. Their new course Live Playwriting is an informal and friendly introduction to the main elements of writing a play (storytelling, plot, character, dialogue and theatricality) that will help develop ideas for a stage play. It will give those successfully apply an insightful look at how the industry works and how the writers get their plays on stage.

This free course will begin on Saturday 13 February 2021 and will run for 10 weeks. Led by Live Theatre’s Creative Producer, Graeme Thompson and including leading writers and theatre professionals such as Chinonyerem Odimba – Live Theatre Associate Artist & playwright (The Princess & The Hustler); Anna Jordan – Bruntwood Prize winning playwright and screenwriter (Killing Eve, Succession, Yen); Vinay Patel – playwright and BAFTA winning screenwriter (Murdered by My Father, Dr Who); Phoebe Eclair-Powell – Live Theatre commissioned and Bruntwood Prize winning playwright and screenwriter (Shed-Exploded, Fury, Hollyoaks); Luke Barnes – Live Theatre commissioned playwright (The Jumper Factory); Katie Posner and Charlotte Bennett – Artistic directors Paines Plough touring theatre company. 

Live Playwriting is a key part of Live Elevator, Live Theatre’s talent development programme

And is for anyone 16 + based in the North-East interested in writing for the stage. No experience is needed and anyone interested needs to complete the online form and provide a small example of their writing by 18 December 2020. For further information click here.

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