Fin Kennedy

New Writing training

Tamasha New Writing Masterclass
with Fin Kennedy

Tamasha is very pleased to be able to offer a new one day intensive masterclass for emerging writers, led by our Co-Artistic Director Fin Kennedy. 

Playwriting with teenagers
This one day course for those new to working with young people examines the process of co-creating plays with groups of teenagers in a school or youth theatre environment. The morning will look at the playwright as workshop leader, generating ideas with a group through creative exercises, both written and impro-based, which the playwright then takes the lead in scripting. The afternoon will look at supporting teenagers to do their own script writing.

The workshop will suit emerging professional playwrights with an interest in working in schools, PGCE Drama teachers-in-training and established Drama teachers and youth theatre leaders looking to refresh or hone their skills in playwriting and teaching playwriting. The workshop will include a case study of Fin Kennedy’s pioneering work at Mulberry School for Girls in Tower Hamlets, with an insight into the creative exercises behind two volumes of award-winning plays. Participants will be left with a suite of imaginative playwriting exercises to take away and apply in their own work, and a practical exercise within the session will work towards structuring a Scheme of Work for a playwriting course for young people.

I thoroughly enjoyed the day. Fin was very approachable and knowledgeable and conveyed this in a practical and though-provoking way. Feedback from writing workshop participant, December 2014

Date: TBA       
Venue: Rich Mix, E2 6LA

This opportunity is open to artists from all cultural backgrounds.

This intensive workshop is for up to 12 emerging or aspiring playwrights who are interested in exploring working with young people, and who have a strong interest in stories that are often left untold. We would particularly welcome applications from writers with diverse cultural experiences.

Course fee
The workshop fee is £50 for the day. 

Payment must be received in advance, upon confirmation that you have been allocated a place. Please also note that if you cancel your place on or after Monday 13th April 2015 then we will be unable to refund you the full amount.

Submit your interest 

If you are interested in taking part please email with the subject line 'riting for Teenagers Masterclass' or call the office on 0207 749 0090.

Tamasha Developing Artists is an artist-led professional development programme for emerging British theatre artists. Launched in 2004, the programme aims to train and nurture the artistic individuality of the theatre voices of tomorrow. This ongoing membership programme offers workshops, intensive training initiatives, masterclasses and traineeships, as well as ongoing support through an information service. It aims to be the place to look for a new generation of theatre artists, and to be a direct platform into professional employment.