Introduction to Playwriting: for Deaf and/or Disabled Writers
Theatre by the Lake and Graeae are working together to support first-time, emerging and early career writers in Cumbria who identify as Deaf and/or Disabled, and who have an interest in writing for the stage.
The Introduction to Playwriting course is aimed at those who have an interest in or passion for Theatre but little or no experience in writing for the stage. The course will take place on Wednesday evenings between September-November 2022, primarily on zoom but with opportunities to meet in
person at the Theatre. It will be led by Penrith-based writer Karen Featherstone, who has written extensively for the stage and screen, was part of Graeae’s Write to Play scheme for disabled writers and was commissioned to write an audio drama for TBTL’s Assemble Here project in 2021.
Throughout the course we’ll be exploring structure, character, theme and form, and by November each writer will have produced a short excerpt for two characters.