Adult Workshops


GoWrite provides two free playwriting workshops every month for adults without professional theatre experience. These cover a wide range of skills and are led by Papatango artists including Dawn King (OffWestEnd Award winner and writer of Foxfinder, one of The Independent’s Top 5 Plays of the Year), David Mercatali (a leading director of new work especially known for his collaborations with Philip Ridley), and May Sumbwanyambe (Papatango’s first Resident Playwright and 2016 Alfred Fagon Audience Award winner).

Workshops are hosted at venues across London. Entry is on a first-come-first-served basis. To book a place on a workshop email us on Please use the subject “Playwriting Workshop” and state your name and the workshop date(s) you wish to attend. We will confirm your place as soon as possible.

Two bursaries to cover travel costs of up to £100 are available for each workshop for people outside London who are in financial need. To apply for a bursary, please send us a letter of not more than 300 words explaining why you need a bursary and including your relevant travel information/costs. Please send applications as part of your request for a place on a workshop, and no later than one week before the date of the workshop you wish to join.

We will list the next available workshops on this page. Please do not contact us asking for them in advance; sign up to the mailing list to be sure of hearing when they are announced.


You can catch up on all past workshops here: