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 Two runs from April-June 2021 and includes sessions on surviving the industry, writing your first play, writing for continuing drama, writing in response to the world around us, writing for radio and TV and writing dialogue.
If you're in need of instant inspiration, be sure to check out Past Masterclasses via our video archive below.
Season Two: April - June 2021
Lindsay Rodden: The Early Days of a Better Nation
Wednesday 19 May, 2.30pm
Furquan Akhtar: Q&A on writing for TV and Radio
Wednesday 2 June, 2:30pm
Chris Hoyle: Writing Dialogue
Wednesday 16 June, 2.30pm
Dates and times subject to change.
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.
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.