Playwriting Courses

Are you a budding playwright based in Somerset? We are partnering with The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre in Taunton to offer a very special playwriting course from June – November 2019 – and it’s completely free! 18 writers will be selected take part in workshops on all the key elements of playwriting, becoming part of a writing network, and completing their own brand new play.

The dates of the workshops will be on Saturdays 15 June, 13 July, 17 August and 21 September. One of the plays will then be picked for a staged reading at the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre with a professional cast on Thursday 14 November, completely free for a local audience.

If you are available on these dates, near to Taunton, and want to hone your playwriting skills, please email with the subject line: “[Your Name] Taunton Writers’ Course” and a 200 word letter explaining why you’d like to take part. No prior experience is necessary, but we would like to know what you hope to gain from the course and what kind of story you’d like to tell.

The deadline to apply is 5pm on Thursday 30 May 2019 and we will be in touch with all applicants by the start of the following week.