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A series of online panel discussions. We hope that these events will be an invaluable tool for professional and personal development.

"Such a lovely evening spent within an amazing community of women playwrights"

"Thank you Burn Bright for hosting an online event last night for womxn writers. It was so wonderful to be in a safe, supportive space and meet some brilliant people"


'It's Lonely Out There...'

Being a writer can be a lonely job - join us for an evening of peer-to-peer networking to meet other writers to hear about and discuss routes into the industry and hot topics.

  • Tuesday 21st July 2020 hosted by Dawn King and Matilda Ibini

  • Tuesday 22nd September 2020 hosted by Tori Allen-Martin

  • Wednesday 3rd Februrary 2021 hosted by Dawn King

'Squad Goals'

Get to know some of the wider team involved in making a production and understanding how their work relates to you and your script.

  • Tuesday 4th August 2020 with Annelie Powell (Casting Director), James Dacre (Artistic Director of Royal & Derngate Theatres) and Kane Husbands (Movement Director)

  • Tuesday 6th October 2020 with Helen Coyston (Set & Costume Designer), Simisola Majekodunmi (Lighting Designer) and Xana (Sound Designer)

‘Know Your Rights with The Writers Guild’ hosted by Lesley Gannon
Tuesday 18th August

The Assistant General Secretary of WGGB looks at how to avoid the common pitfalls when getting your work produced and explains how the Writers' Guild are there to support you at every stage of your career. 

‘From Concept to Commission’ hosted by Hannah Moulder & Kirstie Swain
Tuesday 20th October

Join Hannah Moulder (TV Development Producer in scripted comedy) and Kirstie Swain (Screenwriter and Executive Producer - Channel 4’s PURE, RUN (HBO) and CLIQUE (BBC3)) as they discuss the writing and pitching process for TV, demystifying the commissioning process and sharing their top tips!

'What Do Dramaturgs Do?' hosted by Tori Allen-Martin

Wednesday 17th Feb

Tori is joined by writer Katie Bonna (Dirty Great Love Story, West End; All the Things I Lied About, UK Tour), dramaturg Sarah Dickenson (LAMDA, RSC, Globe, LAMDA) and Anastasia Osei-Kuffour (Associate Director Theatre503, Typical - Soho Theatre) to discuss what dramaturgy is and how a dramaturg can help you develop your work from concept to staged production.

'Commissioning during Covid, Programming in a Pandemic: The Future for New Writing' hosted by Tori Allen-Martin

Wednesday 3rd Mar

How are theatres programming in 2021 and what is the future for new writing in the UK following the COVID-19 pandemic? Tori will be joined by Tamara Harvey (Artistic Director, Theatr Clwyd), Gareth Nicholls (Artistic Director, Traverse Theatre) and Lauretta Barrow (Literary Associate, Theatre503) to discuss their plans and outlook for this year and beyond.

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