Getting Your Play Commissioned: Workshop with Bush Theatre Literary Manager Deirdre O’Halloran

Workshop: Playwriting
Duration: 90 mins
Location: ONLINE

If you are a playwright and you would like to know how to get your play successfully commissioned by a theatre, then join our intimate workshop with Deirdre O’Halloran, Literary Manager at the Bush Theatre.

In this 90 minute workshop you will learn all the do’s and don’ts on how best to get your play accepted. Deirdre will take you through how to make the most of a meeting with a theatre and will run practical exercises to help you hone your pitching. There will be time to ask your burning questions in this interactive session.


Deirdre is the Associate Dramaturg and Literary Manager at the Bush Theatre, working to identify and build relationships with new writers, commission new work and guide plays to the stage. Prior to joining the Bush Theatre team, Deirdre was Literary Associate at Soho Theatre, where she worked as a dramaturg on plays including Girls by Theresa Ikoko and Fury by Phoebe Eclair-Powell. She led on Soho Theatre’s Writers’ Lab programme and the biennial Verity Bargate Award. As a freelancer, Deirdre has also been a reader for Out of Joint, Sonia Friedman Productions and Papatango.

Date: 7 December 2022 at 7.30pm 

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