The Writer’s Club
BASED IN LONDON SINCE 2015 AND BRIGHTON SINCE 2022. WE ALSO HAVE AN ONLINE OPTION!
THE INNOVATIVE CLUB FOR WRITERS, IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE DIRECTORS CLUB
TO APPLY PLEASE SEND TWO 10 MINUTE SCRIPTS TO [email protected] 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, or Sundays 10am – 12pm in Brighton at Kemp Town Bookshop. 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.
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 weekly on Monday evenings 6pm – 8pm or Saturdays 11am – 1pm in London, or Sundays 10am – 12pm in Brighton. Workshops are run by Artistic Director Heather Ward who has led Director’s Cut for the last 7+ 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
Writers in The Writers Club will 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.
Membership fee is £200 a term. 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 [email protected], 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 £200. Places are limited so apply now to avoid disappointment. For returning or renewing members membership is discounted to £175 a term.
Testimonials can be found HERE
The Autumn 2023 term dates for The Writer’s Club are here!
CHECK BELOW FOR DETAILS ON OUR LONDON, BRIGHTON AND ONLINE WORKSHOPS
Workshops – Mondays 6-8:30pm online OR Saturdays 11am – 1pm at Calder Bookshop & Theatre, Waterloo
Mondays 6-8:30pm (online)
4th December (in person)
Saturdays 11am – 1pm at Calder Bookshop & Theatre, Waterloo, London
Saturdays 11am – 1pm
9th December (end of term plays)
Showcase dates are revealed as the term evolves, in accordance with theatres availability. The London showcase will take place at Southwark Playhouse.
Sundays 10am – 12pm, BRIGHTON, Kemp Town Bookshop
AUTUMN DATES TBC Email [email protected] to express interest