Drama Centre London and Central Saint Martins have announced the appointment of eight Masters who will help develop the college’s new MA Dramatic Writing over its first year and who have led the way in the teaching of Dramatic Writing in the UK.
The course aims to reconsider what an MA in Dramatic Writing can be in the UK and the eight Masters are:
- Stephen Jeffreys, Literary Associate at the Royal Court Theatre for eleven years and creator of Masterclasses which have led the way in Playwriting teaching in the UK
- Kate Rowland, founder of BBC Writersroom and the Creative Director of New Writing at the BBC
- Steve Winter, Director of the Old Vic New Voices programme, co-creator of the Old Vic New Voices 24 Hour Plays and TS Eliot US/UK Exchange and Programme Director of the Kevin Spacey Foundation
- John Yorke, creator of the BBC Writers Academy and Managing Director of Company Pictures.
- Caroline Jester, former Dramaturg at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and creator of REPwrite, the theatre’s new online dramatic writing programme.
- Fin Kennedy, winner of the first Fringe First ever awarded for a schools production
- Philip Shelley, who runs the Channel Four screenwriting course
- Ola Animashawun, who founded the Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writers Programme
Jennifer Tuckett, the new Course Leader for the MA Dramatic Writing, commented:
“We are delighted to be supported by these eight Masters who have led the way in the teaching of Dramatic Writing in the UK. Each Master will advise on the development of the course, offer one Masterclass at Drama Centre London, plus a range of additional activities, projects and events as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations at Drama Centre London”.
– MA Dramatic Writing course page