LPW Online Workshops: LGBTQ+ Theatre

Throughout LGBTQ History Month this February, we’re bringing you selection of Zoom workshops! You can come to all of them or they work as standalone sessions too, check out the full listings on our Eventbrite page.

Interested in LGBTQ+ drama but unsure where to start? want to check terminology, approaches and know where to submit your work? or are you interested in the history of LGBTQ+ theatre in order to inform your writing?

This workshop will do both. Giving you an overview of previous LGBTQ key works, current debates around LGBTQ writing and advice on where to focus your storytelling. We will also cover terminology, approaches to LGBTQ+ characters and relationships and guide you on inclusive theatre companies/organisations to submit your work.
Led by Emily Garside, an academic who specialises in LGBTQ+ theatre, and member of the LGBTQ+ community.
Date: 16 February 2023
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm 
Cost: £10 members/ £15 non-members (not a member yet? Sign up here!)
Book here.

Please note, in the interest of paying fair wages; this course can only run if we reach a minimum number of bookings. We will process a full refund if it doesn’t go ahead. Thanks for understanding!

Refunds for all other reasons can only be processed if cancelled more than 48 hours prior to the first session. No refunds can be given for missed sessions.

Please email contact@londonplaywrights.org with any questions.

Emily Garside is a playwright, dramaturg and academic and by day Arts Marketeer! A specialist in Musical theatre from an academic point of view, her PhD looked at the history of musical theatre and she has since worked on history and analysis of musicals for various publications. Emily is also a dramaturg who has worked on a variety of projects both plays and musical theatre. As Chair of the board for Taking Flight theatre Emily also has expertise in accessible/inclusive theatre an integrated BSL/Captioning. A graduate of RADA and University of Nottingham.  She has produced work with Clock Tower Theatre, Freerayne Productions, Dirty Protest Theatre and The Other Room. And her play Don’t Send Flowers has toured to Cardiff, Wolverhampton and Manchester. Emily works regularly with The Arena Theatre Wolverhampton and is a writer for the 14/48 theatre festival there. She has taught Theatre at Cardiff Metropolitan University, the University of South Wales and Wolverhampton University.


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