Need help finishing a play? Come along to this playwriting course at Ty Newydd with Tim Price, Hamish Pirie and Catherine Paskell

Playwriting Course at Ty Newydd running from September 3rd to 7th

The Course

This course will explore the dramatic form for writing for theatre. Course participants are encouraged to bring along an idea or a skeleton of an unfinished play and, under the supervision of the course tutors, will explore different ways of unlocking their stories through formal choices and innovations in story-design. The course will look at the best work of contemporary playwrights and theatre makers, and identify how and why they have used formal devices to dramatize their stories. Through a series of taught, and workshop-led seminars the tutors will introduce participants to a series of dramatic tools that will equip writers with a new degree of understanding of the dramatic craft.

In partnership with Dirty Protest, who will be present throughout the week.


Hamish Pirie

Hamish is a new writing theatre director. He trained as a resident assistant director at Paines Plough and the Donmar Warehouse. He has worked in venues of all scale from the Edinburgh fringe to international festivals and the west end. He mainly works at subsidised new writing houses such as the Traverse and Royal Court theatre.

Tim Price

Tim is a playwright, screenwriter, dramaturg and lecturer. He won the inaugural James Tait Black Prize for his play The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning in 2013 and won Best English-Language playwright at the Theatre Critics of Wales Award in 2014 for Salt Root and Roe. His plays have been produced by the Royal National Theatre, National Theatre Wales, The Royal Court, The Donamar Warehouse, The Traverse Theatre and Pentabus Theatre. He has been nominated for a BAFTA and an Olivier Award, and has had his work translated into 15 different languages and performed all over the world.

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