Writers of Hadestown, SIX, Fun Home and more join workshop series for new musical writers

Creatives from musicals such as Hadestown, Six and Fun Home are to take part in a series of talks and workshops for new writers.

Chalk Dramaturgy has announced a host of international writers and creatives who will take part in a new series of events.

Leading the workshops are Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss (SIX), Lisa Kron (Fun Home), Ken Cerniglia and Anaïs Mitchell (Hadestown), Francesca Forristal and Jordan Clarke (Public Domain), Beth Hinton-Lever (Reasons To Be Cheerful), and Adam Pottle (The Black Drum).

The workshops will cover topics such as fostering meaningful collaboration, queerness in musical theatre, working with a dramaturg, and incorporating creative access into the writing process.

Ellie and Deborah, co-founders of Chalk, said:“We wanted to programme a series of events that invite challenging conversations for writers to explore topics they may not have experience with.”

Chalk are launching these events alongside their Membership programme. Members will be able to access all of the events for free, as well as added benefits including discounted script reads, networking opportunities, drop-in dramaturgy sessions and bespoke resources.

Ellie Coote and Deborah Vogt launched Chalk Musical Theatre Dramaturgy during the pandemic to offer accessible, Pay-What-You-Can script reads for writers of new musical theatre in the UK and around the world.

The events will take place between June and September.

For the full schedule, more information and to book visit: www.chalkdramaturgy.com/events.

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.