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Playwright’s Pathway

Work with leading contemporary playwrights to hone your writing skills for theatre and performance. Course starts May 9!

“[The program] gave me the confidence and knowledge to write for theatre.”

– Member & course participant

Develop your writing for performance!

A 6-week course with weekly 2-hour sessions, Playwright’s Pathway empowers participants to tell Western Australian stories from a youth perspective and links with genuine opportunities to develop work from page to stage. Skills covered include storytelling and writing, narrative structuring and development, and the building of plot and characters.

This course is for anyone aged 15 to 26 willing to give writing a go. You don’t need to have any runs on the board!

2024 Playwright’s Pathway will be led by professional playwrights Donna Hughes, Sam Nerida and Gita Bezard. Past facilitators include: Andrew Sutherland, Scott McArdle, Hellie Turner and Zac James.

Participants who complete this writing course are encouraged to participate in Writing Day for 24Hr Play Generator.

Course Details

Date & Time Description Venue
Thursdays May 9 – Jun 13


Session 1: Introducing Playwriting and Storytelling with Donna

Session 2: Creating Characters with Donna

Session 3: Writing Dialogue with Sam

Session 4: Narrative Structure with Donna

Session 5: Writing and Devising with Sam

Session 6: Writing a 10 Minute Play with Gita

WAYTCo Studio, 1st Flr

King St Arts Centre

Full Price: $30/session or $180 for the 6-week course. Member Price and Early Bird tickets have also been released. Click on the button below to secure your place.

Partial scholarships available for those who meet our priority group criteria.

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This program is produced by WA Youth Theatre Company and supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries through a Strategic Initiatives Grant.