6 playwrights…

6 playwrights
(Clockwise from top left) Amanda Whittington, Nick Lane, Lisa Evans, Deborah McAndrew, Robert Shearman and Judith Johnson

1 director and an integrated ensemble…

The final Separate Doors 3 silent approach master class focuses on playwriting, building  roles and stage drama for actors and characters with learning disabilities.

To spend a whole day in the rehearsal room with six exceptional writers (who work in all kinds of other media too) is a spectacular treat and there’ll be great learnings attached to the forum at the end of the day.

Amanda Whittington, Nick Lane, Lisa Evans, Deborah McAndrew, Robert Shearman and Judith Johnson have all written highly successful plays and are many times published and performed writers (please follow the links for full biographies).

Many have already written roles for actors with learning disabilities and all are committed to exploring the craft and process in order to encourage greater representation for actors and people with learning disabilities in general audience work.

We’ll be focusing on scene building, collaborative story development and writing roles for actors with moderate learning disabilities- looking at the creative potential of  placing non verbal characters in the centre of the action.

The discoveries we make will be widely shared; with the aim of igniting  new text based plays for general audiences which include the lived experience of people with learning disabilities.

Exciting times…

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