Write Stuff

OutReach Rooms

Engaging and informative classes led by established professional playwrights.

Price: £60 (10 sessions)

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24 September - 3 December 2019

Script Writing for Theatre

A new look to the SJT writing class ‘Write Stuff’.

Led by Suzy Graham- Adriani (Writer, Editor, Director)

This course is broken into ten sessions starting with your idea for a play and how to write a treatment and culminating in you having written the first draft of a new play. Along the way you will be developing your unique writing voice as well as exploring style and structure. You will be shown ways of helping actors and directors lift your words and ideas from the page to the stage.

By the end of the course, on week 10, you will have completed a short play ready to be submitted for a public rehearsed reading in First Draft at the SJT in March 2020. After the 10 week session you will have the option to book individual surgeries of your submitted script with a director and actors, to further develop your script (more details to follow).

This course is open to anyone who feels they have a passion for writing a play that potentially could be produced here at the SJT or elsewhere.

We also encourage local writers to submit finished full length plays to be considered for our Second Stage readings later in 2020.

Tuesdays, 6-8pm

Session dates:

Autumn Term starts: 24 September
Half Term (no class): 29 October
Term ends: 3 December

Suzy Graham-Adriani is best known for creating the Connections Programme for the National Theatre.  She was responsible for commissioning and developing the first hundred plays and musicals from writers such as Bryony Lavery, Mark Ravenhill, Dennis Kelly, Alan Ayckbourn and Simon Armitage. Each year there were new writing festivals in regional theatres throughout the UK  before the culminating festival of all ten or more new works at the National each July which Suzy directed. All of the plays were published by Faber in volumes she edited and she helped set up the programme in other countries so the programme became international. While at the National she directed the number one tour of Philip Ridley’s Sparkleshark. Since becoming a freelance theatre practitioner she has continued to direct new works and most recently wrote a play for the inclusive theatre company Razed Roof.

20 November - 18 March 2020


Fun and friendly sessions for those who like to explore the work of different playwrights.


20 November - 18 December 2019


Meet other reading enthusiasts and discuss a selection of books.

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funded by
Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough
Discover Yorkshire Coast