Schools Playwriting Programme - Writing a Monologue

Age range: 11 - 16 | Price: Free | Project by: Papatango
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About Project

Papatango Theatre Company is running free playwriting workshops for Key Stage 3 and 4 students at state schools in Camden. Designed to give students a taste of both playwriting and professional theatre-making, our Writing a Monologue programme not only complements the curriculum but also encourages creative thinking and confidence, empowering young people to tell their own stories.

Students write their own short monologues using a variety of playwriting and devising techniques, have their plays published as printed playtexts with a copy for each student, and see their plays performed in a rehearsed reading on screen by a cast of professional actors.

The workshops are led by award-winning playwrights with a passion for sharing their experience and knowledge with young people.

We provide a comprehensive Teacher Toolkit in advance, which includes lesson plans, student worksheets and other supporting materials. We also offer teachers a 1-2-1 meeting with our Education Officer to explore other drama resources for your school.

Sessions are currently delivered live online via Zoom (or a similar platform) with full digital safeguarding procedures in place. We hope to resume face-to-face delivery in autumn / winter 2021.

The programme is supported by the John Lyon's Charity and is completely free of charge to schools!

For further details, or to book the workshops for your school, please contact Sarah Parkes, Education Officer, at

"The session was fab, simply fab! The facilitator was great, in balancing both the areas to cover and then giving the students time to develop ideas and write responses accordingly. Nothing felt rushed, all well paced. It was an incredibly worthwhile experience for the students." (Teacher - November 2020)

"The students really enjoyed watching back their plays. They were not completely confident in their writing but I think having the actors take their plays so seriously gave them a real confidence boost." (Teacher - April 2021)

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Target Young People
Cost Free
Age of participants 11 - 16
Available from - to 02/09/2020-22/07/2022
No application required, simply go on the next available date.


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