Portsmouth Road Productions – Theatre workshops

Portsmouth Road Productions are running a series of theatre workshops with some of the most exciting artists in the industry across different disciplines, one of them being a writing focused one with Jessica Norman. Each workshop in the series will have bursary places (1 in 3 participants will be a free place).
For those wanting to apply for a bursary please email pathways@portsmouthroadproductions.com with either a written cover letter (no more than 1 side of A4), a voice note or video (both no longer than 5 minutes) telling us about yourself and why this workshop would be important in developing your skills and career. The deadline to apply for a bursary is Wednesday 3rd August at 5pm.
This workshop will be perfect for those early career writers in terms of developing their craft and getting advice on how to get your work seen by companies and venues.
The Workshop:
For one day only join Jessica Norman for a workshop focused on building your career as an emerging playwright. Develop your skills with a range of exercises to help stretch those writing muscles, looking at where to start with an idea, structure, writing dramatic action and effective dialogue between characters.

There will also be advice on how to develop your work, where you should be looking to submit it to, whether that be companies or venues, and how to get noticed in an ever competitive part of the theatre industry.

About Jessica Norman:
Jessica Norman is an award-winning writer for stage and screen. Currently she is part of Hampstead Theatre’s INSPIRE programme & alumni of Soho Theatre Writers’ Lab.

She has nine years’ experience as a creative producer, making innovative new work & consulting for the UK’s leading theatres and production companies across live & digital formats. Recent clients include: UK Antarctic Heritage Trust, Lewisham Borough of Culture 2022, Complicité Theatre Company.
Jessica was Creative Development Associate at The Old Vic where she developed new work for the theatre, including: the One Voice monologue series, working closely with artists including Russell Brand, Maxine Peake, Lolita Chakrabarti and Adrian Lester; and the Voices Off talks programme. Previously, she worked at Sonia Friedman Productions on over ten musicals and plays in under two years, including the development of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
As a script reader and dramaturg, Jessica spent four years’ experience establishing and running The Old Vic’s literary department. She has delivered dramaturgy and literary support to  The Donmar Warehouse, Stage Entertainment, Chichester Festival Theatre, The RSC and The Bush.
Location: the workshops will take place in London
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