IASH Fellows offer playwriting workshops online

Frances Poet

The Traverse Theatre may be closed for now, but their vital work developing new plays continues online. From today, the Traverse are producing a series of Open Submissions Workshops that will available to view on YouTube and listen to on demand via Soundcloud for free from anywhere in the world.

Each week a professional playwright or theatremaker, both established and early career, will deliver a workshop on a particular aspect of the writing process, and elements of particular consideration for writers. The series aims to practically and proactively support writers through the process of having an initial idea for a script to creating a draft, for potential submission to our Open Submission window beginning on 1 September, when it will be read by a team of theatre professionals for possible development and presentation at a future date.

For those who may want to work on their ideas for longer, all sessions once live will be available to view and listen to at any point until 1 September 2021.

Current IASH/Traverse Creative Fellow AJ Taudevin and former Fellows Frances Poet and Douglas Maxwell are among the playwrights already confirmed to deliver workshops. For the full story, please visit the Traverse website. The first episode, featuring an introduction to the workshops by Literary Associate Eleanor White, is below: