Writing Together – The 10 Minute Play 5th June-10th July

Writing Together - The 10-Minute Play

Course details

This 6-part course is delivered by Make it Write’s Sharon Colpman aims to get all participants writing their own 10-minute play from scratch.

Writers will learn how to structure their play and build exciting characters and story lines.

Price £50 per person

What you will learn

  • Writing for an audience
  • Writing for different media
  • Characterisation (including p-typing)
  • Inspiration
  • mood
  • Themes, the big question and writing a short synopsis
  • Formatting your play
  • Dialogue
  • Structure (beginning, middle and end)
  • Goals and obstacles
  • Writing in a team
  • Editing and scrapping

The course is designed to run over the course of 6 consecutive Wednesdays 19.00-21.00 at Studio Below, 39 Rodney Street

5/12/19/26 June and 3/10 July

Play with your Play – 25th April

A workshop where directors and actors play with your play. the intention is for you to introduce your work to us. Writers must attend this live event. Please do not enter if you are unable to attend.

Thurs 25th April 7pm
The studio below, Liverpool
Facilitator Elaine Louise Stewart
Deadline 14th April midnight

 We are currently looking for full plays longer than 45 mins up to 6 characters for our director facilitator and actors to work with. They will choose three to work on live at the Studio Below. You have the chance to ask all present about your work and how to improve it. If the directors like it, you might get a chance to have it produced with us. This is a general introduction so we can get to know you. You will see your play on it’s feet and just what a director would do with it.

Please make sure your submission has a cast list at the top with ages and gender, where needed. Write a short synopsis of the performance and anything else you think might persuade us to pick your work.

Please make sure you give us full contact details including phone number.

There will be more opportunities like this, over the next few months, with Luke Sookdeo and Molly Farquhar (I am Purple)

The studio has no disabled access but do let us know and we can arrange a zoom reading at another time, should our director be interested in your play.

Playwright’s Weekender (3rd and 4th February)

Playwright's Weekender (Your bootcamp for techique improvement)

 Kiefer Wes Williams (The Play’s the Thing) and Sharon Colpman (Writing Together) are your facilitators to bring you a whole weekend to work on understanding your technique and how to make your plays work. This course is suitable for beginners and those with no formal training in play writing. People wishing to improve on areas they struggle with will also enjoy this weekender.

 Areas covered in this course are:

  • Playwright’s Toolbox
  • Making an ideas bank
  • Characterisation
  • Dialogue
  • Plotting and structure
  • Writer’s block
  • Team writing
  • Editing
 Participants will be expected to attend both days of this 2 day course. Any participants who write a 30 minute play following this course will have priority access to Play with you Play, where your work could be chosen to be performed during the Liverpool Fringe festival.


Course details

This course will run over the two days of the weekend 3rd and 4th February.  It will be held at The Studio Below (39 Rodney St. Liverpool)

Door will be open from 9.30am where refreshments will be available, for a prompt start at 10am. The course finishes at 4pm each day. Please bring your own lunch or some money to buy your lunch in the surrounding shops.

The course is £60

Stories to Screen

stories to screen

Everyone has a tale to tell

Our lottery funded project is offering people that would like to start writing but are not sure where to start or people that prefer to tell stories out loud but struggle putting pen to paper. We are also offering spaces to people that would like to learn about film making and editing but don’t have the equipment to give it a try. Patrick Graham, echo journalist for L8, and other special guests, will be joining us on this playful journey to discover the stories you’d like to tell and those that are personal to you. The project allows you to organise a spoken word night and as your stories are turned into films and documentaries, a film night will end the course. There is no fee to participate but an understanding of the value of this course to each member must be recognised at the start of the course. The course will start Wednesday 24th May, 18.30-20.30 at the Studio Below, Liverpool. Contact us if you would like to hear more. Please let us know why you’d like to be part of the course.

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An introduction into the creative world of sketches, skits and all things silly through improvisation, devising and sharing fun together.
Whether you’re a keen writer, performer or lover of comedy all are welcome.
Co-facilitated by professional artists Merv and Jen, who between them have a wealth of creative knowledge and making stuff up and being daft off and on stage.

The taster session is designed to show you the importance of improvisation and devising when it comes to script writing and sketch writing.

Decide if you’d like to continue onto the full course of workshops at the end of this taster session.

Join us on Sunday 7th May (10am – 4pm) but sign up below. The full day is only £30