Playwright Club

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Adore TV & film? A little too into theatre? We have the place for you…

One Wednesday every month, a group of teenagers get together to talk about writing for stage, radio and film/TV. Led by Fighting Words NI scriptwriting mentors Emily DeDakis and Karis Halsall, the group catch up, swap ideas, learn new techniques, and share progress on their own writing projects. There’s a lot of banter about music, films, tarot, TikTok, quantum mechanics, fashion, LORT… y’know, whatever happens to come up.

Playwright Club is open to anyone in NI aged 13-18. All you need is curiosity and an inkling that writing scripts is something you’d like to try.  


When do we meet?

First Wednesday of the month, 4.30-6.30pm, on Zoom. Visit our calendar to see the dates.


What should I expect at a session?

Sessions take roughly the following shape:

4:30 - 4:45          Check in

4:45 - 5:15          Writing Exercise: The purpose of which is to generate some new work and get you flexing your creative muscles.

5:15 - 6:00          Sharing: Here you'll have time to share and get feedback on either

  • The writing exercise
  • A concept / pitch or new idea.
  • Up to 3 pages of other work.

6:00 - 6:30          Quiet writing time / general chat


Sign up!

Ask a parent or guardian to complete the registration form. Once registered, members are welcome to join our online Zoom sessions. Details of Zoom sessions are sent by email ahead of each session.

Parents and guardians, if you have any questions, write to


To read work by Playwright Club members, click below: