The Writer’s Club
THE INNOVATIVE CLUB FOR WRITERS, IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE DIRECTORS CLUB
NEXT TERM STARTS IN JANUARY – ENQUIRE NOW!
Fortnightly on Saturdays 11am – 1pm or Monday evenings 6pm – 8pm at Calder Bookshop & Theatre, Waterloo, London
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 bi-weekly on Saturdays 11am – 1pm or Monday evenings 6pm – 8pm in London. Workshops are run by Artistic Director Heather Ward who has an MA in Theatre Directing, studied play-writing in her BA degree, was the co-artistic director of Writers Avenue and has 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.
FREE REHEARSAL SPACE TO WORKSHOP YOUR SCRIPT
We encourage artists within our artistic community to connect and work together. We offer out one day of rehearsal space a week to our community, which is free for our members, at theatres across London such as Royal Stratford East, Southwark Playhouse and Pleasance Theatre for writers, directors and actors to workshop a script, project or idea.
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.
ENTER FOR THE DIRECTORS CLUB SHOWCASE AT SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE
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, in which writers are invited to apply.
GET ACCESS TO THE HUB
The Hub is our online creative community platform which enables artists to discover who is in the network, connect, provide and find resources, swap skills, initiate their own projects, have their artistic work advertised in our monthly newsletters, engage in creative challenges and quests, and read and share information on news, shows and other projects.
Membership fee is £100 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