Autumn In Person Script Writing Forums

This Autumn INK will offer script writers the opportunity to attend Script Writing Forums, in Ipswich and Halesworth, offering the chance to see their scripts performed by professional actors and receive helpful feedback to further develop their work. they are free, funded by generous support from Old Possums Practical Trust.



Script Writing Forum Course 3 – In Person  IPSWICH


What to expect


It’s a rare opportunity for you to hear your work read and interpreted by professional actors and directors in a safe, supportive environment.

The format is workshop based and you will be able to interact with the creative team. There are 10 places available in total, 3 of which are dedicated to University of Suffolk students. Other participants will be from a wide, not necessarily academic, demographic which we hope will enhance your experience.


How it works


You submit a piece of work no longer than 15 minutes duration with a maximum of 4 characters. This can be a complete script or extract from a longer piece. This will be rehearsed by the cast before the forum and then presented, script in hand when we meet. After each piece, it will be discussed by the actors, directors and you, the writers. You will then be tasked to re draft your work based on the feedback you have received. The second draft will then be presented in a subsequent session. We will work on 4 scripts per session.


These workshops are run by INK Festival. The sessions may be attended by one of the directors who will assess the possibility of some of the work being included in the 2024 festival.


We look forward to meeting you.

Group Leaders: Robbie Jarvis and Ann Bryson

Rob Jarvis is an actor with extensive TV, Theatre, Film and Radio experience. He has directed theatre for the INK Festival and at the Old Red Lion in Islington. Ann Bryson has appeared on TV and stage including the West End. Ann and Rob have co-run in person workshops for the past 3 years.

Dates: MONDAY October 2, November 6, December 4, January 8, February 5

Time: Evening. Time 6-8pm

Length: 2 hours per session

Venue: University of Suffolk,The Waterfront Building, 19 Neptune Quay, University of Suffolk, Ipswich IP4 1QJ

Numbers 10 places (writing partnerships can be considered but only 1 piece may be submitted per partnership.) Register


Script Writing Forum Course 4 –  in person HALESWORTH

Group Leader: Richard Blaine

Richard studied at Warwick University, the Faber Academy and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has an extensive career in theatre, film, TV, teaching and script writing . He started as a playwright in 1988, with own company Confederacy of Fools (European and US touring; Fringe Firsts; Perrier nominated; own play The Marriage of Casanova produced at The Arts Theatre, West End). Richard lives in Suffolk and since 2019 has been Artistic Director of Aldeburgh Classic Theatre. He has regularly written, directed and performed for INK


Standard: Open to all, however some experience of writing is required plus a particular interest in writing for the stage. There is no requirement to have previous work produced. Potential participants are selected by INK (see below).

Dates: Thursdays – September 14, 28, October 12, 26 November 9, 23

Time: 18.30

Length: 2 hours per session

Venue: The White Swan, Halesworth  IP19 8LH

Numbers: 10 places (writing partnerships can be considered but only 1 piece may be submitted per partnership.)

Register/ Course entry requirements along with 2 sides of a script plus synopsis of the piece (maximum 50 words) and up to 50 words about any writing experience by August 28th