Adult Workshops


GoWrite provides two 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. The next workshops will be in November and dates will be announced soon. 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. To apply for a bursary, please send us a letter of not more than 300 words answering the question ‘What difference would this workshop make to you?’ and including your relevant travel information. Please send applications no later than one week before the date of the workshop you wish to join to

You can catch up on all past workshops here: