Applications open to join the Jack Writers’ Workshop

Playwrights are invited to apply for a place on the 2016 Autumn season of writing workshops based at the Jack Studio Theatre. Workshops are led by the theatre’s Literary Manager and playwright, David Bottomley.

The Jack Writers’ Workshop is a dynamic hub for emerging contemporary theatre writing in south London. The group will meet at the Jack Studio Theatre in Brockley on Monday evenings, starting from Monday 31st October 2016 (7.30pm – 9.30pm).

“The Writers’ Workshop is designed to explore many elements of playwriting. Together we will be expanding skills and understanding of writing in a friendly group environment. The sessions cover pitching a synopsis, creating three-dimensional characters, conflict, dialogue, status, structure and plotting, through writing exercises, workshopping, readings and group feedback. These tools can then be applied to scripts in progress, or to support writers in the creation of a short ten-minute play.

We are seeking writers with a strong commitment to attend every session in order to sustain their development.”

The workshops run over eight sessions and give you the opportunity to submit a ten minute script (or scene extract) from the workshop for performance at the Jack Studio Theatre. Selected scripts from the workshop will subsequently be premiered at a special one-off performance in Spring 2017.

Course Details: the sessions will be held at the Jack Studio Theatre, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH on Monday evenings (dates are subject to alteration if the theatre is unavailable).

Dates for 2016-2017: October 31nst, November 14th, November 28th, December 5th, January 9th, January 23rd, January 30th, February 13th.

Please note that places are limited. The workshop is suitable for writers with experience as well as those new to playwriting.


To book a place, please email  at including your name and mobile number. Please include a brief outline of your writing CV, or for those new to script writing why you wish to attend this course.Your place will be confirmed upon receipt of payment (an invoice with bank details will be provided). The cost will be £95.00 payable in advance for this season.

Any questions please email David at

Deadline for booking: 8 October 2016

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