Nessah Muthy: Writing for Digital Landscapes

Traverse Theatre

Live workshop Tue 23 Feb

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This beginner-friendly workshop will explore methods of storytelling across digital landscapes and share ways to adapt stories for digital platforms.

Exploring ideas of liveness (and how to capture it), this workshop led by Nessah Muthy, a multi-award-winning writer for stage and screen, will arm you with tools and techniques for how to shape your ideas and sculpt your story within a digital form.

Taking place on Zoom, this interactive workshop can facilitate a maximum of 20 participants who will be able to be heard and seen throughout.

This event is part of our First Stages Festival - a celebration of storytelling and playwriting.

The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council, with additional support from The Scottish Government Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund.


Meet the facilitator

Nessah Muthy

Nessah is a multi-award-winning, two times Writer’s Guild-nominated, writer for stage and screen.

For screen, Nessah has written for On The Edge Series III (Blacklight / Channel 4) and her script will shoot in 2021. She currently has a television series idea in development with Character 7, is taking part in the KAOS/Netflix Shadow Writers Scheme led by Charlie Covell and is due to join the Coronation Street writers team.

For theatre, Nessah is currently under commission to the Young Vic, Actors Touring Company (ATC), National Youth Theatre, Theatre Centre, The Brit School, Fuel, COMMON, Boundless Theatre and English Touring Theatre (ETT).

After a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run in London, Nessah’s immersive play for young people, Small Wonders, (co-created with Punchdrunk) transferred to Imaginate’s Edinburgh International Children’s Festival in May 2019 where it received five star reviews and was subsequently nominated in the Best Play for Young Audiences category at the Writers’ Guild Awards 2020.

We ask that all participants in interactive live events, including Q&As and workshops, follow our Terms of Conduct to ensure a positive and inclusive experience for everyone involved.

Choose Dates and Book

Immediately after booking you'll receive an email from us confirming your place on the workshop. Then, an hour before the workshop, you'll receive an email from us containing your Zoom link to join the session.

Please see the FAQs below if you have additional questions.


    How many places are available on this workshop?

    There are 20 places available on this workshop.

    Where will this event take place?

    This event will take place on Zoom. You will need to have the most recent version of the Zoom app downloaded on your device to join the event.

    When will I get the event link?

    We’ll send the event link to the email address you used to make your booking one hour before the event begins. If you can’t find this email, please check your Junk folder then email

    Do I need any special equipment to take part in the workshop?

    You will need a smartphone, tablet or a computer with Zoom installed to join the event. During the event itself, you might find it useful to take notes, so have a notepad and pen on standby!

    Will I be visible or audible during the event?

    Yes, this workshop encourages active participation.

    Will the event be captioned?

    The event will be captioned using Zoom’s live captioning feature.

    I have a question which that answered here.

    Please email our team at and we’ll get back to you as soon as we’re able – please note that this may take up to 2 working days, but we’ll try to prioritise anything urgent.