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Online Workshop: Writing the Self

Sat 26 Jun View Performances & Book Tickets

Running Time : 2 hours

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Writing The Self – Zoom Workshop

This event is part of our Digital Festival which showcases the work of our community and highlights the creativity of people who take part in Theatre Royal activities. Theatre Royal prides itself on being a theatre where there is a space for everyone who has a creative itch to scratch – whether that’s those who are just starting their creative journey or those who have been exploring this for a while. Everyone has a chance to have a go, get involved and take part. This series of events will showcase the work that this creative community and our partners have been producing behind locked doors during this past year. Maybe you will be inspired to join us and be a part of this journey.

In this workshop, through a series of writing exercises and group discussions, participants will learn tools and techniques to help them find their voice when writing directly & metaphorically about their identity and experiences.

The workshop is led by James McDermott. James’s plays published by Samuel French include Rubber Ring (UK Tour) and Time and Tide (Park Theatre). James’s poetry books include Manatomy (Burning Eye), Nudes (Red Ceilings Press) and Eraised (Polari Press). James has recently written for Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds on our Big Skies production. 

James McDermott  

James trained on The Royal Court Writers Group 2017 and Soho Theatre’s Writers Lab 2016, and his plays include Fast Food starring Jude Law (Lyric Hammersmith), Street Life (NTR Stage Two) and Rubber Ring (UK Tour) which has been published by Samuel French. James has been longlisted for the Bruntwood, Papatango and Verity Bargate playwriting prizes. He is currently writing new plays for High Tide, Eastern Angles, Norwich Playhouse and Hampstead. He is a member of Hampstead Theatre’s ‘Inspire’ writer’s group.

For TV he is developing original series ideas with Hat Trick, Big Talk, Hare and Tortoise and Shiny Button. He was the winner of Hat Trick’s new writing scheme ‘Your Voice, Your Story’.

Spaces on this workshop are limited to 20 so book soon to avoid disappointment.  Once booked you will receive an email containing the link to the zoom workshop.

Age guidance 14+

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What the press say

'His eye, tone, language, wit, insights and power of expression are simply magnificent.'

Stephen Fry

'I love his writing. Full of life, love and LOLZ!'

Jonathan Harvey, Playwright & Screenwriter

'A very talented playwright... His plays are notable for their extraordinary mixture of wit, maturity and a zest for dialogue. Each piece I have read of his has grown in craft yet remained true to his core talents of emotional candour, humane characterisation and great comic verve. He has a great future as a playwright.'

Steve Waters, Playwright

Saturday 26 June 2021
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