Freelancer Skills Workshops are a chance for freelancers to hone their practical and business skills.
In this 90 minute workshop for playwrights, the Bush Theatre’s Literary Manager Deirdre O’Halloran will take you through how to make the most of a meeting with a theatre and will run practical exercises to help you hone your pitching skills. There will be time to ask your burning questions in this interactive session.
There are limited free bursary places available for freelancers who need them. Please contact [email protected] for more information on how to apply for a bursary place.
Deirdre O’Halloran is the Literary Manager at the Bush Theatre, working to identify and build relationships with new writers, commission new work and guide plays to the stage. At the Bush she has dramaturged plays including Red Pitch by Tyrell Williams, The P Word by Waleed Akhtar and Lava by Benedict Lombe. Prior to joining the Bush Theatre team, Deirdre was Literary Associate at Soho Theatre, where she worked as a dramaturg on plays including Girls by Theresa Ikoko and Fury by Phoebe Eclair-Powell. She led on Soho Theatre’s Writers’ Lab programme and the biennial Verity Bargate Award. As a freelancer, Deirdre has also worked for Paines Plough, Sonia Friedman and Rifco Theatre Company.