Following the huge success of our Pitch Your Play scheme in 2018 (in which we received over 170 applications!), we’re excited to be launching The Script Sessions - our very own Play Development/Reading Lab. We will be hosting these sessions to get together with actors and read a play extract submitted by a young playwright. The sessions will offer Masterclass members the opportunity to hone their table reading skills, and provide an easy way for playwrights to hear their work aloud and get some helpful, friendly feedback.

We are looking for actors to join us. It is the perfect opportunity to keep your table reading skills fresh, read for a character you wouldn’t typically get the opportunity to play, meet other creatives, and enjoy some great plays!

For the first season of the Script Sessions, we have invited back our longlisted playwrights from Pitch Your Play to submit a few scenes from something they are currently working on. We want to nurture these writers by providing a more holistic approach to script development, and therefore supporting them whilst they take the next step in their careers.
Applications for this first session are now CLOSED as we have been inundated with applications - thank you for your interest! If you have not heard from us by Friday 17 January, unfortunately you have not been selected for this session. Not to worry however, you will hear about future sessions to apply for.

Please note you must be signed up as a Masterclass member to apply for sessions.

This session we are reading

by Megan Fellows

Come be a fly on the wall in this little love hotel, a rent-by-the hour establishment known commonly as a ‘telo’. As the buzzer sounds and the next couple’s stay begins, watch as stories unfold and secrets come to surface.
Set over the course of an hour’s slot in a British love hotel, we meet three sets of guests who frequent the love hotel for very different reasons: from a Friday night hookup; to a political affair; to a life-saving encounter.  What happens behind telo walls, stays behind telo walls...

The scene we will be discussing is as follows...

'Marta dreams of a better life for herself and her children. Carly dreams of simply being given the chance to live a life with her daughter. Two mothers from worlds apart meet in a telo room. Their lives will be changed forever.'