Write Your First Play

Write Your First Play with Colin Beardon


A Series of 5 Workshops

Sunday 25 February 2018
2:00pm – 5.00pm
Tutor Colin Beardon

A series of 5 practical workshops that aim to enable students to write a 10 minute script which will be presented at a public reading

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Course Details

A series of 5 practical playwriting workshops held every 2 weeks from 25th of February to 22 April which will develop the skills to enable each student to write a 10 minute play script that will be presented at a public reading.  Each workshop will focus on a different aspect of the playwriting process and students will share their work with other participants throughout the course and be encouraged and supported to do work between sessions.


  • Workshop 1: Setting the scene – 25 February 2018
  • Workshop 2: Creating your characters  – 11 March 2018
  • Workshop 3: Developing your script – 25 March 2018
  • Workshop 4: Getting the dialogue right – 8th April 2018
  • Workshop 5: Review  – 22 April 2018
  • Public readings: To be arranged


The Learning Centre, Artworks
2 Korora Road
Waiheke Island
Auckland 1081
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Phone: 09 372 9868


Colin Beardon has written many plays. He has also taught over 20 other people to write plays for the five Waiheke Playwrights Festivals which he has organised. He has had two full-length plays performed and one play performed on Radio NZ. He won the PANZ Annual Award in 2014. He has been President of the Playwright Association of NZ since 2014.

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