Events

PlayMakers: Masterclasses

The PlayMakers: Masterclass series connects Northern playwrights through online workshops, offering a creative space to investigate the craft of writing for stage, screen and radio. Led by writers from the Box of Tricks family, workshops will interrogate various topics and explore different approaches to writing.

Season Three will be announced later this year. In the mean time, if you're in need of instant inspiration, be sure to check out Past Masterclasses via our video archives below...

Past Masterclasses

Season One: July - October 2020


Check out our video archive of Masterclasses: Season One...

1. Exercise for Creative Muscles with David Judge
2. Group Dynamics with Tom Morton-Smith
3. Character & Dialogue with Chris Hoyle
4. Storytelling Devices with Keisha Thompson
5. Redrafting - Preliminary Exercise with Becky Prestwich
6. Redrafting with Becky Prestwich
7. Writing Theatrically with Lizzie Nunnery
8. Q&A with playwright Alison Carr
9. Writing Pantomime with Al Lockhart-Morley

≡ Click on the Playlist icon (top right of video) to select which Masterclass you want to watch.

Past Masterclasses

Season Two: April - June 2021


Check out our video archive of Masterclasses: Season Two...

1. Karla-Marie Sweet: Surviving the Industry
2. Billie Collins: Developing Your First Play
3. Ella Greenhill: Writing for Continuing Drama
4. Lindsay Rodden: The Early Days of a Better Nation
5. Furquan Akhtar: Q&A on writing for TV and Radio
6. Chris Hoyle: Writing Dialogue

≡ Click on the Playlist icon (top right of video) to select which Masterclass you want to watch.

PlayMakers: Creative Surgeries

Every other Thursday | Free

Join Box of Tricks for a series of one-on-one Creative Surgeries for Northern theatre practitioners. We’re running fortnightly online conversations on Thursday afternoons.

Book your free place for a bring-your-own brew and a half-hour creative chat via Zoom. Let us know what you want to discuss – creative enquiry, producing, touring, casting, marketing and more – and we’ll match you with a member of the Box of Tricks team.

*** New Creative Surgeries coming in Autumn 2021!
Watch this space... ***