Our weekly play development lab, Script Sessions, helps playwrights to develop their work, actors to practise their table read skills, and everyone to develop connections with other creatives & enjoy some great plays!

We are looking for playwrights to submit a new play which is currently in development (i.e. you are in the process of writing it), and actors to read through key scenes and give their feedback on the whole play. Other creatives (directors, designers, etc) are also invited to attend sessions to give their feedback.

The sessions are fortnightly, alternately in-person at the Westminster Reference Library, and online via a Zoom call. You will be sent the play extract to read through in advance. During the session, actors will read the opening scenes, and then we discuss the play, and provide feedback to the playwright to help them develop their script.

How to take part

If you are a playwright aged 18-30 with a script you are currently developing, please email your latest draft to info@masterclass.org.uk. If suitable for a session, we will get in touch with a date. If not, we will provide written feedback if requested.

If you are an actor/director/creative aged 18-30 whom would like to take part in the sessions as a participant, please email info@masterclass.org.uk with your spotlight link or CV. We ask for a CV so that we can invite a wide range of different participants each week, and offer you a suitable character to read. Please let us know if you are happy to attend in person sessions (in Westminster) and/or Zoom sessions. If you are an actor who is happy to read in for the opening scenes, just let us know!

Sessions take place on Thursdays at 11.30am-12.30pm, in person or on Zoom. We will invite attendees on a first come first served basis, and we will let you know a week in advance if you will be taking part.

Please note you must be signed up as a Masterclass member to apply for sessions. Please see our FAQs if you have any questions. 

Outstanding Drama Initiative - Script Sessions
Music & Drama Education Awards 2021

With thanks to the Garrick Charitable Trust, Leche Trust and Didymus for their generous support of Script Sessions