Our Tale – an introduction to playwriting (while we have time)

Thursday evenings in March, online, 6-7.30pm


*By making one Eventbrite booking, you are committing to attending all four workshops, as detailed below*

Are you a budding writer eager to learn more about writing for theatre? These free online workshops will give you a flavour of the process of writing a play. You may not have much experience but you’ll bring plenty of raw talent and ideas to share.

Join actor, writer and director Rohan Gotobed as he leads discussion and exercises to improve your writing skills. You’ll learn how to get started, the importance of structure, developing your characters and how best to edit.


Workshop 1 – Thursday 4 March, 6-7.30pm

Starting out – getting ideas, working with form, time and space


Workshop 2 – Thursday 11 March, 6-7.30pm

Making a play – structure, characters, dialogue


Workshop 3 – Thursday 18 March, 6-7.30pm

Rewriting – editing, reading aloud


Workshop 4 – Thursday 25 March, 6-7.30pm

What next? – rewritten scripts, next steps



Rohan Gotobed_Photographer Molly Bernardin.jpg

Rohan Gotobed has written and directed plays around the UK and is currently the trainee director at the Unicorn Theatre in London. He also runs Coast to Coast, a new writing company that specialises in producing socio-political plays. As an actor, he has appeared in Slaughterhouse Rulez and Harry Potter.

The workshops are free to attend but by signing up you are committing to all four sessions.

Open to those over 18, places are limited and must be booked in advance .

These workshops are being presented as part of Activate’s micro commission programme, Creative Communities in Quarantine.



Image: Aaron Burden, Unsplash

Rohan Gotobed image: Molly Bernardin

Schedule info: 
Each Thursday evening in March - 6pm - 7.30pm