Royal Exchange mentorship for Sarah6th October 2009 by Martin Gibbons
Sarah McDonald Hughes has been selected as one of twelve upcoming writers to be mentored at The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. The course begins in October, resulting in a play that should be ready early 2010.
The Twelve is an intensive playwrighting course aiming to identify and develop writers of potential. Twelve writers will be taught the craft of writing – from the principles of story and plot through to the structuring of scenes, the development of theme and the generation of ideas. By the end of the course, the writers will have generated an idea for a play and developed this into a storyline. They will then have a further six weeks to write that play. The course will be led by Jo Combes, Associate Director at the Royal Exchange, and award-winning dramatist Nick Leather.