In October, I came to a writers’ workshop led by Nina Steiger [Associate Director]. I handed her an unsolicited script – I did not know her. In my experience this is rather like ‘blind calling’ and it is unlikely that your script will be read even. Much to my amazement, Nina rang me 3 months later and from our first meeting, it was clear that Soho intended to produce the play. This is because she read it! The play ran at Soho for a month and is about to start its second tour with ATC; it was published by Methuen and we have sold the German rights. It will have a reading in New York in May, has attracted film interest and will possibly be produced in Brazil this summer.”
Soho Theatre enables important and relevant work to be staged from voices that otherwise would not be heard; its attitude to unsolicited plays is crucial to this and it is vital that the theatre should be supported.”
Hattie Naylor, Ivan and the Dogs, Soho Theatre/ATC
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Open Access Workshops
These playwriting workshops focus on a broad range of topics and are led in-house by our artistic team and guest practitioners. They are dynamic three-hour sessions, open to writers of all ages and experience.
Held over three weekends a year, the Clinic is a must for playwrights seeking a concentrated opportunity to develop their craft, refresh their approach, generate new ideas or find a fresh perspective on existing work. Led by members of our artistic team and guest playwrights, these intensive weekend-long workshops combine inspiring exercises with group sessions, ensuring participants leave with full notebooks and fired imaginations.
Past workshop leaders include Nina Steiger, Oladipo Agboulaje, Jack Bradley, Paul Sirett, Steve Marmion, Rebecca Lenkiewicz and Diane Samuels.