This 12 week course covers the building blocks of developing your craft as a writer. This term will be led by National Theatre Associate and Connections Dramaturg, Ola Animashawun. He is also the Creative Director of the playwriting consultancy, Euphoric Ink.

Writers who have completed the first term course with Anna Jordan can continue to develop their skills on this course.

Session Details and Booking Options

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Ola Animashawun
Tue 13 Sep – Tue 6 Dec, 6pm – 9pm (Zoom)

This twelve-week course will continue to explore how and when theatre works by looking at what it means to:

  • Write for the stage
  • How to tell a story simply and dramatically through character driven dialogue and present tense action
  • Know your craft
  • How to expose your audience to the extraordinary lives and behaviour of ordinary people.

What you will need:

  • Access to Zoom
  • A notebook and pen
  • A little time: there will be a small amount of work to complete between sessions

Ola Animashawun is a National Theatre Associate and Connections Dramaturg and the co-founder and Creative Director of the playwriting consultancy, Euphoric Ink.  He is also a former Associate Director of the Royal Court Theatre, where he worked for 23 years, during which time he founded and ran the Royal Court Young Writers Programme, and set up a nationwide writers’ programme – Critical Mass – which is dedicated to finding and nurturing new playwrights from the Global Majority.

Ola has worked in theatre for over 30 years, with 20 of those years dedicated to specialising in script development as a dramaturg and facilitator.  He has also held positions as  an Associate Artist, Dramaturg and Mentor for Belgrade Theatre, Cheltenham Everyman Theatre, Theatre Absolute, Shop Front Theatre, and Eclipse Theatre.

His other skills include, acting, directing, devising, writing and presenting.

He is a patron of Graeae Theatre and Script Yorkshire and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.  He is also an Alfred Fagon Black Champion of Theatre.

Who are these workshops for?

These workshops are only for inducted Members of Cardboard Citizens London and beyond.

As with term one you will need to have some writing practice and be willing to:

  • write independently outside of sessions
  • be open to sharing work with the group
  • be open to receiving feedback

Spaces are limited. You will need to commit to all 12 sessions and if you miss more than 2 sessions consecutively you may be asked to give up your place.

Please email to register your interest.

Registering your interest does not guarantee you a space on the course. A member of the team will be in touch to confirm whether you have a place in due course sometime during the week beginning 22nd August.

Please note, if you have already emailed Bonny’s account to register your interest that is fine – we will receive these emails as members of the team are still monitoring her inbox.

Please note, you can sign up to either Citz Writers OR Theatre Making but not both.


Supported by Arts Council England, Barings, City Bridge Trust, London Catalyst Samaritan Fund, M&G, National Lottery Community Fund, Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust, Swire Charitable Trust, Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund and those who generously supported our Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021 campaign.

Dates and Times

Tuesday 13 September 2022 -Tuesday 6 December 2022