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Finding the story

“It’s the place to begin, always — to return to home, literally.” – Wole Soyinka Finding the Story. An idea for a play can come from anywhere. The important thing is to seek it out and not to  wait for it to land like a great weight from the sky. An idea needs to be […]

Creating Characters

“I know some things when I start. I know, let’s say, that the play is going to be a 1970s or a 1930s play, and it’s going to be about a piano, but that’s it. I slowly discover who the characters are as I go along” – August Wilson. Creating characters. Characters may be the […]

Starting to write

“Drama is life with the dull bits cut out” – Alfred Hitchcock Starting to Write There is no science to finding out what is a good subject for a play or a piece of theatre. The best thing is to go out and stimulate your imagination. Make discoveries through watching and listening to what is […]

Top tips to get you writing!

Kate Chapman –  Artistic Director Theatre Writing Partnership Whether you’re having a go at theatre writing for the fist time or you’ve been doing it for a while, here are my top tips. The most important thing of all is to start writing and if you’ve no idea where to start – just look out […]

Calling all Young Writers

Theatre Writing Partnership are really excited about the Young Writers programme, which is gaining speed after workshops in Lincoln at LPAC, in Northampton at Royal and Derngate and a number of colleges, in Nottingham at Nottingham Playhouse and in Loughborough at Loughborough University. We hope those of you that attended workshops were inspired and have […]