The Writer’s Club
THE INNOVATIVE CLUB FOR WRITERS, IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE DIRECTORS CLUB
Weekly virtual workshops on Saturdays 11am – 1pm or Monday evenings 6pm – 8pm with The Writers Club, with the additional opportunity to meet in person at Southwark Playhouse for other projects we run, with directors and actors in small groups of up to 6 (following government guidelines).
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. These are now happing virtually via Zoom.
SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING FROM PROFESSIONALS
The Writers Club runs weekly on Saturdays 11am – 1pm or Monday evenings 6pm – 8pm. 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.
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! For this scheme, this term we’ll be able to offer the opportunity to get back into the rehearsal room at Southwark Playhouse with groups of up to 6 people, following government guidelines.
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 OUR ONLINE SHOWS THAT ARE LIVE STREAMED
Writers in The Writers Club will write scripts for our online shows, performed by members of The Actors Club and directed by members of The Directors Club.
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!
Membership is £120 per 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
Saturdays 11am – 1:30pm
Workshops will take place online on Zoom and joining details will be sent nearer the time. Showcases and online performances will take place during and after the end of term.