Introduction to Playwriting Course 2021

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Do you write? Would you like to write a play but just don’t know where to begin?

Freedom Studios are hosting our FREE 8 week ‘Introduction to Playwriting Course’ again this Summer and we would love to hear from creative writers who would like to have a first go at playwriting. Interested applicants must be 18 or over with little or no experience of writing for theatre (the screen or the stage). As a Bradford based theatre company we welcome applications from writers based in Bradford and the West Yorkshire area.

In this 8-week course, we’ll be focusing on the basics of theatre writing including; character, story, structure, plot development, writing realistic dialogue and theatricality.

The course will be run by writer Lisa Holdsworth, a BAFTA-nominated television writer who has also written several acclaimed theatre productions, as well as being Chair of the Writers Guild.

To apply, please send an email (to, telling us a bit about yourself, any writing that you may have done (your current writing practice) what you hope to gain from the course, where you are based and why this opportunity is important to you. Please also indicate whether you are able to commit to all of the dates below.

Please send an email to with Introduction to Playwriting Application in the subject field by midnight on Friday 6th May 2022. Successful applicants will be contacted by Friday 20th May.

When: The sessions will run via Zoom on Mondays 7-9pm on the following dates –
6th, 13th, 20st and 27th June and 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th July 2021. The last session will be a sharing of work.

Further details: Introduction to Playwriting Course 2022 – Freedom Studios