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Theatre503 look for new writing talent in Nine Elms

Right to Write

Published on
April 15, 2021


Theatre503 are on the hunt for undiscovered talent in Nine Elms with their playwriting course ‘Right To Write’, supported by Wandsworth Council.

Ten places on the course are free and available exclusively for people who live and work in Nine Elms. Open to adults of any age, the evening course is designed for beginners who haven’t written a play before or need some encouragement and confidence to get their ideas down on a page.

Run by Theatre503’s Literary Manager, Steve Harper, the introductory course will take place over a series of Wednesday evenings on Zoom. Participants will explore how to start a play, turning their inspirations into dynamic characters with catchy dialogue and action.

The course will be formed of writing exercises, tutorials, and script reading. At the end of the course, their work will be read aloud by a group of professional actors.

Previous playwriting programme participant Ross Willis, 503Five alumnus and award-winning writer of Wolfie says:

“There are loads of courses for writers out there once you’ve got some experience, but there’s nothing for writers who don’t even know they’re writers yet. I wish there had been something like this when I was starting out”

Course participants will then be invited to continue their creative journey with a bespoke package of support for the rest of the year including tickets to Theatre503 productions, invitations to Writers’ Nights and further courses and masterclasses through the 503Studio: Writers Programme.

Residents and people who work in Nine Elms can either nominate themselves, or someone they know who has that creative spark but has never had the opportunity, it could be a family member, student, someone who is part of a social group or someone they work with.

How to take part

For more information about the course details and how to apply, visit the Theatre503 Right To Write webpage.

This course is open to people aged 18 and above. Applications close at 12pm on Wednesday 5 May 2021.

The team will be in touch in early May to let applicants know if they’ve been successful.

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