Prior to the course, I had little to no experience as a playwright. Since starting my journey in the creative industry, I have been taking any opportunity I can to educate myself and build skill sets that will allow me to succeed, despite my lack of access to resources and exposure to the arts growing up. By participating in the playwriting course I was hoping to gain the skills necessary to thrive and grow as a practitioner, build the tools to support my projects and positively contribute to the conversation of representation within the arts.
As a direct result of the course, I have now begun the development of a script that will serve as part of a long-term audience development project to increase engagement with underrepresented audiences.
The opportunity has really served as a great leveller for me. Financially I can’t afford many of the courses on these subjects. I turned up without experience but the dedication to learn, grow and apply, and that was welcomed and encouraged. I am now in a great position to initiate and start bringing to life some projects that I have been intimidated about tackling and I feel I am at the beginning of a very exciting few years in the world of theatre and playwriting.