The Writer’s Club

THE INNOVATIVE CLUB FOR WRITERS, IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE DIRECTORS CLUB

TO APPLY PLEASE SEND TWO 10 MINUTE SCRIPTS TO  info@directorscuttheatre.co.uk and title the email ‘Applying to join The Writers Club’

The Writers Club is the only club for writers in the UK, and Europe, of its kind, working closely with professional actors, directors and producers.  A place that offers training, through a supportive and strong growing community which enables theatre makers an abundance of opportunities to discover their potential in a practical environment.

Weekly workshops on Monday evenings 6pm – 8:30pm (online) or Saturdays 11am – 1pm at Calder Bookshop & Theatre, Waterloo, London.  Please note membership is for one group (either Monday or Saturday, not both days, but there is flexibility should you need to swap sometimes).

BE A PART OF AN ARTISTIC COMMUNITY

The Writers Club is a unique club for playwrights, where writers come together to develop their scripts, learn, share and inspire.

FORM PARTNERSHIPS AND LEARN FROM DIRECTORS

Those all important partnerships with directors in the industry are what can help take a play from page to stage. The Writers Club is in association with The Directors Club where there is opportunity for directors and writers to connect to form important partnerships and collaborations in order to open up opportunity for the development and production of their work.

REHEARSED READINGS

Have your work read out by professional actors from The Actors Club at rehearsed readings Write to Right; helping writers to get it right, where you will gain feedback in order to develop your work to its potential.

SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING FROM PROFESSIONALS

The Writers Club runs bi-weekly on Monday evenings 6pm – 8pm or Saturdays 11am – 1pm in London.  Workshops are run by Artistic Director Heather Ward who has led Director’s Cut for the last 6 years with years of experience in dramaturgy, working with new and experienced writers developing scripts and producing new writing events.  Established playwrights within the industry will also be hired to run workshops sharing their experience, tips and advice in script development and life as a writer within the theatre industry.

ENCOMPASS – OUR SCHEME THAT CONNECTS ARTISTS ON PROJECTS TO WORKSHOP A SCRIPT, OR IDEA

We encourage artists within our artistic community to connect and work together. We match actors, writers and directors on a project to workshop it, facilitated by one of our directors.  Many projects have gone on to have a future life from one of these workshops!  Encompass scheme is supported by theatres Southwark Playhouse, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Rose Kingston, Park Theatre and Pleasance Theatre to support directors within The Director’s Club by providing rehearsal space every month for them to workshop a script, idea or technique they are developing as practitioners.  More on the scheme can be found HERE.

WRITE FOR PROFESSIONAL ACTORS

We partner writers with professional actors to write bespoke monologues and short scenes for the actors they are matched with.  This give writers experience of developing a story using the actors as stimulus and inspiration and connects actors and writers together, which can often lead to future collaborations or the development of a project.

WRITE FOR SHOWCASES AT SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE

Writers inThe Writers Clubwill receive guidance and feedback on what Artistic Director Heather Ward is looking for when choosing successful scripts for The Directors Club Showcase and additional showcases, in which writers are invited and encouraged to apply.

FREE MEMBERSHIP TO THE ARTISTS HUB

As a member of The Writers Club you get free membership to The Artists Hub, which can be found at https://theartistshub.co.uk Here you have your own profile, area to create a portfolio of work that can be shared with others outside of the hub, you can also connect with other artists in the hub, take part in creative challenges, hear and share jobs & opportunities, sell/find props/costumes/art in our store, join our many creative groups and input into our online ‘Greenroom’ which has its own newsfeed to keep you creative and inspired!

TAKE PART

Membership fee is £150 a term (every 4 months).  To apply you will need to submit two samples of your work (no more than 10 minutes each). Places  are limited so apply now to avoid disappointment.  To apply click on the ‘Join The Writers Club’ button at the top of this page.

Testimonials can be found HERE

WE ARE CURRENTLY OPEN FOR NEW MEMBERS!

To apply for the writers club please send two 10 minute scripts for us to review to info@directorscuttheatre.co.uk, and a few words on why you would like to join the club.  Please title the email ‘Applying to join The Writers Club’. Thank you.

Membership fee is £150 a term (every 4 months).  Places are limited so apply now to avoid disappointment.  For returning or renewing members membership is discounted to £125 a term.

Testimonials can be found HERE

The Winter Term 2022 dates for The Writer’s Club are here!

Workshops – Mondays 6-8:30pm online OR Saturdays 11am – 1pm at Calder Bookshop & Theatre, Waterloo

Mondays 6-8:30pm (online)

10th October

17th October

24th October

31st October

BREAK

14th November

21st November

28th November

5th December (in person – end of term plays)

Saturdays 11am – 1pm (in person) at Calder Bookshop & Theatre, Waterloo

15th October

22nd October

29th October

5th November

BREAK

19th November

26th November

3rd December

10th December (end of term plays)

Showcase dates are revealed as the term evolves, in accordance with theatres availability.

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