ACCLAIMED Bradford theatre company Freedom Studios is set to host an eight week Introduction to Playwriting Course this Summer for aspiring creative writers who want to learn about playwriting.

The theatre company wants to hear from interested applicants who must be 18 or over and with little or no experience of writing for the screen or theatre. Applications from writers based in the West Yorkshire area are especially welcome.

The course will focus on the basics of theatre writing including character, story, structure, plot development, writing realistic dialogue and theatricality.

It will be run by writer Lisa Holdsworth, a BAFTA-nominated television writer who has also written several acclaimed theatre productions including the Freedom Studios production of Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile and the television series Emmerdale, All Creatures Great and Small, A Discovery of Witches, New Tricks and Waterloo Road. Lisa is also the chair of the Writers Guild of Great Britain.

Lisa said:“I’m excited to be teaching the course again this year. It’s always inspiring and energising to work with raw talent. I’m sure I will learn as much from this year’s students as they will from me.”

Aisha Khan, Co-Artistic director of Freedom Studios said: "Freedom Studios are delighted to have award winning theatre and screen writer Lisa Holdsworth return to lead our Introduction to Playwriting course. We are excited as always to hear from local people who might have little or no experience in writing a play but would like to give it a go. In the past year we know lots of people have turned to notebooks and started writing and we can't wait to see a whole host of new stories and characters come to life under the amazing tutorship of Lisa."

To apply send an email to, saying 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. Applicants should also indicate whether they can commit to all the dates below.

The playwright course sessions will run via Zoom on Mondays 7-9pm on the following dates –June 7, 14, 21 and 28 and July 5, 12, 19, and 26 July.

The deadline of all applications for the course with Introduction to Playwriting Application is 12pm on Monday, May 17. Successful applicants will be contacted by Tuesday, May 25.

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