WoLab presents... the Actor-Writer Showcase ~ in partnership with The CentrE17, supported by Arts Council England.
WoLab's Actor-Writer Showcase is back and we are thrilled to this time be partnering with The CentrE17, to deliver our FREE 12-week intensive course. Funded by the Arts Council, and led by industry professionals, this programme is aimed specifically at actor-writers.

Over the 12 weeks, the group will develop their existing playwriting and acting skills through a series of tailored workshops, which will also include mentoring sessions in producing and marketing, as well as regular visits from established playwrights/theatre makers within the industry. All participants will be working towards a industry showcase to an invited audience of agents, casting directors, programmers, and producers. Throughout the duration of the course, participants will write their own monologue to perform for the showcase, as well as co-write a duologue with another member of the group. They will receive personalised support and feedback during the process.

Our cohort from last year have been very successful. Some have gone on to perform at the Almeida Theatre, Young Vic, National Theatre; others have had their work published by Oberon, and staged at Curve Leicester, Sheffield Theatres and Hope Theatre. One of our previous participants was also the winner of the Adrian Pagan 2020 Award.

“A truly human, heartwarming experience that both challenged me and reassured me of my possibilities.” - Sonny Poon Tip
“A life changing experience that’s truly allowed me to discover who I am as an artist.” - Chloe Wade

-An introductory welcome session will be held on 10th September, 1-5pm.
-Course Dates: Every Tuesday 1-5pm, from 17th September - 3rd December.
-Showcase Dates: 8th and 9th December (Sunday evening and Monday matinee performances - venue tbc).

All sessions will be held at The CentrE17 in Walthamstow. To apply, please complete the application form below. The closing date for submissions is Wednesday 28th August at 12pm. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an audition on Tuesday 3rd September. You will be notified if you have been shortlisted by Friday 30th August.

Please DO NOT apply if you are an already published playwright, or have within the last 2 years undergone drama school training, that resulted in an industry showcase. We're really looking forward to hearing from you soon. Any questions, send an email to submissions@wolab.co.uk ~ more info on WoLab can be found: www.wolab.co.uk / Twitter: @WoLaboratory

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Please send over a five page sample of your writing, including at least one example of monologue writing within it, to submissions@wolab.co.uk
Your sample can be of any genre and feature any number of characters, but must be intended for the stage and not for film, television or radio. In your email please clearly state your name, ensuring that it is the same one used on this form.
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If you do not have Spotlight, please send your acting CV/Headshot to submissions@wolab.co.uk
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Please note that we are only able to consider your application if you complete this form AND send over a sample of your writing. As this is a free programme we are currently unable to assist with any travel costs. Best of luck!
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