List of Events

  1. Generating Material: A Workshop and Q&A with Simon Stephens

    First Stages Festival

    Live workshop on Tue 9 Feb

    A workshop with playwright Simon Stephens, focusing on generating material and developing characters and relationships.

    Info / Book
  2. Making Theatre With and For A Community

    First Stages Festival

    Live workshop Sat 20 Feb

    This workshop is aimed at early career theatre-makers interested in making socially engaged work, led by Robbie Gordon and Jack Nurse, co-founders of Wonder Fools.

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  3. Writing for Digital Landscapes

    First Stages Festival

    Live workshop Tue 23 Feb

    Exploring ideas of liveness (and how to capture it), this workshop will arm you with tools and techniques for how to shape your ideas and sculpt your story within a digital form.

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  4. A Special Q&A with Enda Walsh

    First Stages Festival

    Live event on Thu 25 Feb

    Acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Enda Walsh takes questions from you about writing, theatremaking and his illustrious career, in an event hosted by the Traverse’s Literary Associate, Eleanor White.

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  5. Writing Autobiographical Work for the Stage

    First Stages Festival

    Live workshop Sat 27 Feb

    A workshop for writers who are interested in writing autobiographical work, led by award-winning poet, playwright and performer, Hannah Lavery.

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  6. From Theme to Scene: A Masterclass and Q&A with Ella Hickson

    First Stages Festival

    Live workshop Tue 16 Feb

    Acclaimed playwright Ella Hickson leads a conversational masterclass on how to tackle big ideas.

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  7. Want to learn how to write a play?


    Workshops available until Sep 2021

    This free 16-part course supports aspiring writers to unleash their creativity, taking you from idea to draft.

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  8. Anyone Can Write a Play

    First Stages Festival

    Available on demand

    Want to write a play but don't know where to start? Or maybe you've written a play in the past, but recently lost all of your creative juices? Never fear – this is the playwriting series for you!

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