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Summer Term

"Processing Performance: writing race and gender" & Workshop with Mojisola Adebayo in collboration with Dr. Awelani Moyo and IAS

May 14th, Millburn House (9.30 am - 5.00pm)

Mojisola Adebayo
Dr Michael Mcmillan
Dr Yvette Hutchison

Spring Term

Tim Crouch

Inside the Playwright's Room: OBIE Award Winning Playwright Tim Crouch in conversation with Silvija Jestrovic (Monday, February 10, 3pm-3.45pm)
Playwriting workshop with Tim Crouch: Audience and Form (Monday, February 10, 4pm-6pm)

Where: Studio G55, Milburn House;
When: Monday, February 10, 3pm-6pm

About Tim Crouch

Tim CrouchTim was an actor for many years before starting to write – and he still performs in much of his work. His plays include My Arm, ENGLAND (a play for galleries), the OBIE winning An Oak Tree and The Author, joint winner of the 2010 John Whiting Award. Tim tours his work nationally and internationally. He also writes for younger audiences. A series of plays inspired by Shakespeare’s lesser characters includes I, Malvolio. For the RSC Tim has directed The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear and I, Cinna (the poet) – all for young audiences. I, Shakespeare and Tim Crouch: Plays One are published by Oberon Books. Tim’s next play, Adler & Gibb, opens at the Royal Court This summer.

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Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti


Inside the Playwright's Room: Award Winning Playwright Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti in Conversation with Richard Shannon (Monday, February 17, 2pm - 2:45pm)

Playwriting workshop with Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti: Exploring Character (Monday, February 17, 3pm-5pm)
Where: Theatre Studio (G53), Milburn House
When: Monday, February, 17th 2pm -5pm
About Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti
Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti’s first play BEHSHARAM (SHAMELESS) broke box office records at Soho Theatre and the Birmingham Rep in 2001. Her play BEHZTI (DISHONOUR) was sensationally closed in December 2004, after playing to packed houses at the Birmingham Rep. In 2005, BEHZTI won the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. In 2006, the play was translated into French and did sell-out tours in France and Belgium. Behzti was translated into Italian in 2012 and was performed in Bari, Italy. In 2010 her follow up to Behzti – BEHUD (BEYOND BELIEF) was co-produced by Soho Theatre and Coventry Belgrade and shortlisted for the John Whiting Award. Her latest play KHANDAN (FAMILY) will open at the Birmingham Rep in May 2014 before transferring to the Royal Court Theatre, London. And her play for Watford Palace Theatre, FOURTEEN, will also be produced this May. Gurpreet is a member of the writing team of THE ARCHERS. Other credits include the British feature, EVERYWHERE AND NOWHERE; DCI STONE, Radio 4, LONDONEE, Rich Mix; DEAD MEAT, Channel 4; STITCHED UP (commissioned series for BBC1); HONOUR (single film BBC2); THE CLEANER, hour-long film for BBC1; POUND SHOP BOYS (Film Council/Scottish Screen); PILE UP and THE BRIDE (commissioned serials for Carlton Television); COME TO WHERE I’M FROM (Paines Plough/Watford Palace Theatre); TWO OLD LADIES (Leicester Haymarket); AIRPORT 2000 (Leicester Haymarket/Riverside Studios); AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE (BBC World Service); MERA DES, Radio 3; MY LITHUANIAN LADY (World Service); thirty episodes of the BBC World Service Drama – WESTWAY (1999-2001); nine episodes of EASTENDERS (2001-2004) and HOLLYOAKS (2011).
Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti


Guy Dartnell

Writing from Other Perspectives: Award Winning Artist Guy Dartnell in Conversation with Performance Artist Natasha Davis (Monday, February 24, 4pm-4.45pm)
Playwriting workshop with Guy Dartnell: Working from the Personal (Monday, February 24, 5pm-7pm)

This workshop is a taster for anyone interested in working from a personal or autobiographical
point of view, using their own history and beliefs as a source and their own persona as a character.

Where: Avon Drama Studio, Westwood
When: Monday, February 24, 4pm-7pm

About Guy Dratnell

Guy Dartnell
Guy Dartnell is an international award winning solo and collaborative artist and film-maker.
He is an associate with Improbable, Lone Twin Theatre and Dance4 and the co-artistic
director of Oogly Boogly.

Guy Dartnell

Fall Term

*Playwriting at Warwick proudly presents an afternoon with Dawn King!

Join us for conversation and workshop with award winning playwright Dawn King. All are welcome!

When: Tuesday, November, 19th, 2013 From: 4.15pm – 7pm Where: Theatre Studio, Millburn House

What: Inside Playwright’s Room: conversation with Dawn King (4.15pm – 4.50 pm)

Playwriting workshop with Dawn King: Starting Points (5pm -7pm)

About Dawn King

Dawn King

Dawn King is an award-winning writer. Her latest play, Ciphers, is being produced by Out of Joint, Exeter Northcott Theatre and The Bush and will tour the UK in 2013/2014. Dawn was Pearson writer in residence at the Finborough for 2012. She was one of ten writers chosen for the BBC Writersroom 10 scheme in 2012 and through this received a seed commission and residency at West Yorkshire Playhouse, where she wrote the first draft of Ciphers. Dawn’s play Foxfinder won the Papatango Theatre Company writing competition in 2011 and was produced at the Finborough Theatre, London, where it was critically acclaimed and sold out. Foxfinder won Dawn ‘Most Promising Playwright’ at the Off West End Awards 2012 and was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn prize 2012 and the James Tait Black drama prize 2011/2012. Foxfinder has had productions in Sweden (Gothenburg English Speaking Theatre) and Australia (Red Stitch.) Productions are planned in Greece, America and Iceland.In 2013, Dawn participated in the prestigious Channel Four television writing scheme, 4 Screenwriting 2013. She has an original drama series in development with Touchpaper Television. Her short film The Karman Line is in post-production.Dawn writes regularly for Radio and has had radio plays broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 4 Extra and BBC Radio 3. Previous theatre work includes: Water Sculptures/ZOO double bill – The Union Theatre, Face Value – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, and Doghead Boy and Sharkmouth Go To Ikea – The Junction, Cambridge. Dawn was a member of both the Soho Theatre and Royal Court Theatre Young Writers’ Programmes and has an MA distinction in Writing for Performance from Goldsmiths University, London.

*On Writing History and Memory

Dialogues and Workshop with Maureen Freely, Andrew Williams and Richard Shannon

When: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 Event 3. 1.30pm - 2.45pm

  • Writing from Other Perspectives: Maureen Freely, Andrew Williams, and Richard Shannon in Conversation on Writing History and Memory (all welcome, please RSVP) Event 4. 3pm – 6pm

  • Playwriting Workshop with Richard Shannon

    Maureen Freely (Creative Writing) and Richard Shannon (Theatre) joined forces with Andrew Williams (Law), the winner of the George Orwell Prize for Political Writing, to discuss the relationship between material - history, memory and document - and writing strategies.

    About Andrew Williams

    Andrew Williams

    Andrew Williams qualified as a solicitor in 1986. He joined Warwick Law School in 1996. He obtained an LLM in Public Law from the University of Bristol in 1993 and a PhD from the University of Warwick in 2003 when he was also presented with the Warwick University Award for Teaching Excellence. He is the author of 'A Very British Killing: the Death of Baha Mousa' (Jonathan Cape) which tells the story of the brutal murder and ill-treatment of an Iraqi civilian by British troops in Basra in 2003 and which won the George Orwell Prize for Political Writing in 2013.

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