The Soho Theatre has played a unique and award-winning role in the development of new writing in Britain for more than 40 years. They are now taking applications for their Writers’ Lab.
In their words:
“Our Writers’ Lab programme is designed to help participants create a new full-length play or piece of theatre, over 9 months. We meet participants once a month from October through to June, on Tuesday evenings or Saturdays. Workshops cover a wide range of topics and are led by Chris White, Lakesha Arie-Angelou, Holly DeAngelis and Jules Haworth with a number of guest artists involved over the year. We take writers through a three-draft process with one-to-one dramaturgy support and at the end of the process writers submit to our presitigious Tony Craze Award (annual)/Verity Bargate Award (biennial).”
Writers who have completed the programme include:
Amrou Al-Kadhi, Archie Maddocks, Charlotte Josephine, Ella Road, Holly Robinson, Iman Qureshi, Ifeyinwa Frederick, Kalungi Ssebandeke, Matilda Ibini, Milly Thomas, Phoebe Éclair-Powell, Ross Willis, Ryan Calais Cameron, Tom Wright, Yolanda Mercy and many more.
Course structure Nov 2019-June 2020:
Applicants must be available for the full programme including Saturday 2nd November.
Saturday workshops involve all 48 writers, Tuesday workshops are classes of 16 which take place over the first 3 Tuesdays of the month.
Nov- Saturday 2nd 10am-6pm
Nov- Tuesdays 6.30-9.30pm
Dec- Tuesdays 6.30-9.30pm
Jan- Saturday TBC
Feb- Tuesdays 6.30-9.30pm
March- Tuesdays 6.30-9.30pm
April- Saturday TBC
May- Saturday TBC
June- Saturday TBC
Cost: The early bird fee for the full programme is £150 and they have bursaries available to anyone on Universal Credit or other benefits.
How to apply: visit the website for full details and an application form
Deadline: 4 August 2019 at 10pm