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Becoming A Playwright


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The Corn Mill Theatre is delighted to launch our Writing For The Theatre Workshop series with award-winning Playwright Deirdre Kinahan. Over three days we will explore the elements of being a playwright and provide opportunities for new and emerging playwrights to develop their own stories.
We have two events over three days, open to anyone in the amateur drama space.

Becoming A Playwright

Becoming A Playwright on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th January 2022, 10am-4pm | Booking: €50 | By application
This is an immersive workshop for those wishing to begin or improve their scriptwriting skills. Day one will be a deep dive into elements of scriptwriting and will analyse several plays to illustrate variations in themes, structure, tone, and other aspects.
As ‘homework’ each participant will be asked to write a short piece before class the next day.
In day two participants will present a section of their script. Deidre, with input from the group, will discuss the piece and provide feedback and suggestions on how the script could be developed.
We only have spaces for ten people this weekend, due to the focused nature of the work. The weekend is open to anyone serious about developing works for theatre. It is not essential to have written a play but participants will need to demonstrate some experience in the world of theatre and be serious about developing their writing skill.
Potential participants are asked to email Taragh Donohoe, Secretary of The Corn Mill Theatre, at for further information and application details.
The Corn Mill Theatre would like to thank Leitrim Arts Office for their support of the workshop series, through Culture Night funding 2021.

Playwright Deirdre Kinahan

Deirdre is an award winning playwright and a member of Aosdána, Ireland’s elected body of outstanding artists.
Recent work includes: The Saviour (Landmark Productions 2021) ‘In the middle of the fields’ (Solas Nua, Washington DC 2021), Embargo (Fishamble 2020), Dear Ireland (Abbey Theatre 2020), The Bloodied Field (Abbey Theatre 2020), The Unmanageable Sisters (Abbey Theatre 2018/19), Rathmines Road (Fishamble Y Abbey Theatre 2018), Crossings (Pentabus UK 2018), Wild Notes (Solas Nua DC 2018), Renewed (Old Vic London 2018).
New Projects include: Fallen (opera) - Meath County Council, Creative Ireland and Belfast Ensemble, Ettie (Musical) - Irish Arts Centre New York, The Visit Draiocht & Dublin Theatre Festival, OUTRAGE an Irish Civil War Commemoration Play - Meath County Council and Fishamble, GRACE - Landmark Productions.
Deirdre is an Associate Artist with Meath County Council Arts Office, her plays are translated into many languages, published by Nick Hern Books and produced regularly in Ireland and on the International stage. Representation: Lily Williams, Curtis Brown, London.