Silver Scripts – A Weekend Workshop for Seniors (over 50)

Always fancied yourself as the next Tennessee Williams, Agatha Christie, Arthur Miller or maybe even Billy the Bard himself? Well, now’s the time to release your inner playwright at Silver Scripts, a weekend script reading and writing workshop for mature participants looking to have a go at writing in a relaxed and sociable environment.

The Saturday morning session will include a group reading of several short play texts, with plenty of time to discuss and debate the themes and techniques of each text. Building on this discussion, in the afternoon participants will start to write their own script. On Sunday they will finish their script with time at the end to present a reading of the finished work for friends and family.

Please note, this workshop is community based for participants to meet new people and to have a go at writing in an informal and supportive space, this is not a professional development opportunity.

April 28 11-4
April 29 11-1


$60 for members  Member Admission
$80 for non members  Non Member Admission
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Instructor: Hester Welch
Hester is a theatre maker based in South East London. She holds a BA(hons) in Drama and Theatre Arts from Goldsmiths, University of London. Here her training focused on Theatre Making, Applied Theatre, and Post-Colonial Theatre.
As an Artistic Associate with the David Glass Ensemble, Hester has directed the first ever immersive performance for children in the South West of China, The Forest (Marphy’s Play House, Chengdu). She has also trained adults and children from across China in drama and creativity. Hester has been Assistant Director with the Ensemble on A DEvine Comedy (Soho Theatre, London), City of Darkness (PSBK, Yogyakarta & Hong Kong), The Brides (Teatro Dei Rozzi, Siena) and Mortgage (The Pleasance & Theatre Delicatessen, London & The Bike Shed, Exeter). In her next venture she will be continuing to work with the company on the AB Project, an international social art project.
In addition to this, Hester is an Associate Artist at Omnibus Theatre. Here she has directed and devised performances including Colour and The Dream. Colour is an interactive sensory performance aiding language development in pre-school age children. This playful production toured to children’s centres and libraries in South London engaging new audiences who had never seen theatre before.
Hester’s other work ranges from making ensemble spectacles for festivals (Bee Conscious, LeeFest, The Stretch) to applied theatre in care homes, schools and homeless charities. This year she will begin a residency at Poplar Union, London to develop a new devised performance, The Food Play.