An Introduction to Playwriting with Becci Sharrock

Free, booking required

Suitable for ages 16+

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In this workshop, writer and theatre maker, Becci Sharrock, will guide you through all elements of writing for the stage. In a whistle stop tour, you will think about the themes you want to explore in your work, create interesting characters, find their voices and motivations, and plot their journey so that by the end of the workshop you have a brand new idea to take away and develop, and the skills you need to extend this into a full play.

Becci Sharrock

Becci is a writer, theatre maker and creative producer based in Gateshead. She is a Creative Associate of Unfolding Theatre and the Project Producer for New Writing North’s Young Writers’ City Gateshead. She has worked for Live Theatre, Northern Stage, Theatre sans Frontieres and ARC, Stockton. Recent writing credits include; Christmas with the Hobs (Christmas animation, co-commissioned by Queen’s Hall, Hexham, Alnwick Playhouse and The Maltings, Berwick) Northern Pulse (Film Poem, Great Exhibition of the North, N18 Programme), Living Legends: Hidden Histories (Published book & exhibition, commissioned by Made In Corby), Night Trade (Theatre short commissioned by Alphabetti Theatre), Letters to Myself (UK theatre tour) and Yes Chef! (ARC, Stockton). Her latest project is an adaption of The Secret Garden, commissioned by Queen’s Hall, Hexham and co-written with Lisette Auton, which is currently touring the North East.

She has been a shortlisted writer for the Old Vic 12, a Leverhulme Trust funded Writer-in-Residence at Beamish Museum and joint winner of the North East Theatre Guide’s Best New Writing Award.

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