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2018 actor-writer showcase


WoLab were thrilled to partner with Theatre N16 and The Bunker Theatre to deliver a FREE 12-week intensive course led by industry professionals, aimed specifically at actor-writers.

Over the 12 weeks, participants developed their existing playwriting and acting skills through a series of tailored workshops, which also included mentoring sessions in producing and marketing, as well as regular visits from established playwrights/theatre makers within the industry. All participants worked towards a industry showcase to an invited audience of agents, casting directors, programmers, and producers. Throughout the duration of the course, participants wrote their own monologue to perform for the showcase, as well as co-wrote a duologue with another member of the group. They received personalised support and feedback during the process.

The 10 recipients of the inaugural Actor-Writer Showcase were Olu Adaeze, Toto Bruin, Mandi Chivasa, Thanh Le Dang, Charles Entsie, Holly Rose Hawgood, Sonny Poon Tip, Tom Powell, Louis Rembges and Chloe Wade. We are thrilled about their current success, and look forward to supporting them throughout the next steps of their career.

Quotes from some of the 2018 participants

“An extraordinary and very one of a kind programme that has given me so much confidence, less anxiety and has genuinely - without reservation - changed the course of my life significantly - forever - as an artist and as a person. I’m very different to the person I was when I first started.” - Olu Adaeze

“It was a wonderfully creative, challenging, safe space, where I took my work and made it bigger and stronger. I really developed and found the voice I want to project now.” - Holly Rose Hawgood

Photos: Alessa Davison Photography.