Workshops & Opportunities

Our creative development programmes help actors, playwrights, directors and producers to further their careers and stay connected with the wider creative community.

Write Lines

We have been working in partnership with Glasgow Libraries, The Mitchell Theatre and Book Week Scotland to deliver a series of writing workshops called "Write Lines".

Fifteen writers attended workshops led by playwright/producer Lisa Nicoll to create either a 10 minute play or the beginning of a larger piece of work inspired by their favourite book.

Five of the pieces written & developed during these sessions were picked to be performed as part of Book Week Scotland at The Mitchell Theatre on 19th November 2019, directed by Allie Winton Butler - Associate Director of In Motion Theatre. 

The plays performed were:

  • Harvest by Lesley Capitanchick

  • Running Slowly by Lynsey DuffySelkie

  • Story by Alison Gray

  • Lyric Novella by Jen McGregor

  • The Ninth Hour by Nora Smith


These plays are inspired by (not adapted from):


  • Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbons

  • A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

  • Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales by Theresa Breslin

  • Lyric Novella by Anne-Marie Schwarzenbach

  • The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott


As a creative working in theatre you need to keep on top of your craft, ready for your next piece of work. Working with other professionals in the development of new writing projects our "Craft” programme helps actors, writers, directors and producers to hone their skills.

Our practical workshops encourage professional development, at the same time keeping you connected with other creatives, helping you build relationships within the industry, and fostering a sense of community.

Craft workshops and masterclasses run at various points throughout the year. If you are interested  as an individual in becoming involved, or are a venue, company or institute that would like us to deliver a workshop please email:

Write Lines has been an unforgettable experience. It was nothing like I had ever done before and I stand convinced that it has elevated my understanding of what it takes to be a writer. Our workshop sessions were a tremendous help when it came to visualizing what I wanted to tell and where I felt the story should go.


Write Lines participant

The Mitchell has inspired writers for over a 100 years and we are delighted to be involved with Write Lines'

Principal Librarian, Mitchell Library

Great workshops. Last night was so much fun and I learned a lot too!


Craft Workshop Participant

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