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

CONNECT - SERIES 3

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

Wednesday 3rd Mar, 8pm

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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"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"

Past Events

‘It’s Lonely Out There…’ hosted by Dawn King and Matilda Ibini

Tuesday 21st July, 8pm

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.

‘Squad Goals’ hosted by Tori Allen-Martin
Tuesday 4th August, 8pm

Get to know some of the wider team involved in making a production and understanding how their work relates to you and your script. This first event features Annelie Powell (Casting Director), James Dacre (Artistic Director of Royal & Derngate Theatres) and Kane Husbands (Movement Director). 

‘Know Your Rights with The Writers Guild’ hosted by Lesley Gannon
Tuesday 18th August, 8pm

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. 

‘It’s Lonely Out There…2’ hosted by Tori Allen-Martin

Tuesday 22nd July, 8pm

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.

‘Squad Goals 2’ hosted by Tori Allen-Martin

Tuesday 6th October, 8pm

Get to know some of the wider team involved in making a production and understanding how their work relates to you and your script. This event features Set & Costume Designer Helen Coyston, Lighting Designer Simisola Majekodunmi & Sound Designer Xana.

‘From Concept to Commission’ hosted by Hannah Moulder & Kirstie Swain
Tuesday 20th October, 8pm

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!

'It's Lonely Out There... 3' hosted by Dawn King

Wednesday 3rd February, 8pm

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

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

Wednesday 17th Feb, 8pm

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.

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