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Drama Centre London launches National Student Writing Awards

A new, free playwriting course has been launched. Photo: Shutterstock

Drama Centre London’s dramatic writing master’s course is celebrating its five-year anniversary by launching a new award for student playwrights.

Five experts have been appointed to advise and teach on the course, including former artistic director at London’s Soho Theatre Lisa Goldman.

BBC radio drama executive producer Maria Nancarrow and Boundless Theatre artistic director Rob Drummer have also been announced as new teachers on the course.

They join current lecturers including the founder of the Royal Court Theatre’s young writers programme, Ola Animashawun, and artistic director of Tamasha theatre company Fin Kennedy.

The year of celebration will also include the launch of the National Student Writing Awards, which will showcase the best new work from university creative writing courses in the UK.

Jennifer Tuckett, course leader of the MA in dramatic writing at Drama Centre London, said: “We are delighted to be appointing five new ‘masters’ who have led the way in training dramatic writers in the UK.

“Our masters advise and teach the course and it has been a privilege to work with them over the last four years to explore how best to train writers in the UK. It is exciting to be coming to the end of our five-year plan for the new course with a year of celebration.”