NEW WRITING AND DRAMATURGY

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BST PLAYWRIGHTS HIVE

Together with Broken Silence Theatre Company, I co-lead a flagship writing course for playwrights.

This is a year-long writers programme designed to help playwrights develop their craft and support them in writing a new full-length play.

During 10 online monthly sessions, this exclusive community will give you the chance to receive guidance from our experienced mentos, share your ideas with peers and showcase your writing within the group. 

For more information and details on how to sign up, visit:

Broken Silence Theatre - Playwrights Hive​

SCRIPT REPORT SERVICE

Together with Broken Silence Theatre Company, I provide dramaturgical feedback and guidance to playwrights. 

Using extensive experience and knowledge of the theatre industry, our affordable script reports can help you during the drafting process or when submitting to theatres, playwriting competitors or programmers. 

For more information and details on how to receive a script report, visit: Broken Silence Theatre - Script Reports

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FREELANCE

I have worked as a freelance script reader and dramaturg for

Paines Plough, Broken Silence Theatre Company, Guildhall School of Music & Drama and independent writers and directors. I have worked on all stages of the new writing process, from initial draft to final production and publication. 

I am available as a script reader and to explore the potential of new collaborations with playwrights that could lead to productions.  

I love hearing from writers, so please get in touch if you have a script that you'd like to collaborate on or discuss. 

To send me a script, email: sophiedrakeenquiries@gmail.com

If you're looking for a formal Script Report, please visit Broken Silence Theatre - Script Reports

TESTIMONIALS

Laura Wyatt O'Keeffe, multi award-nominated theatre maker:  "Sophie creates a safe space for you to really explore the nooks and crannies of your script.  With Sophie I was able to create a well thought out plan for my writing process, dividing each section into smaller units and actionable steps. She challenges you through gentle questioning allowing you to understand what is at the core of your story, why you are telling it and how this story needs to be heard. Sophie goes above and beyond for every artist she works with!"

Philip Blake-Jones, Artistic Director of London Festival Opera: "I so appreciated your skill as a Director and Dramaturg and thank you for doing so much research into the period in advance. You brought inspiration and calm to the rehearsals and we achieved so much in the short time."

Lewis Wood, Playwright: "I worked with Sophie on a rehearsed reading of one of my plays.  She has an innate ability to uncover parts of text that you hadn't considered, unlocking new ways to work within the framework that even as the writer, you didn't know existed.  Sophie is a fantastic presence in any rehearsal room, with great demeanour working with creatives and a well-developed dramaturgical eye."

Ben Allen, award-winning writer & actor: "Sophie provided quality interrogation and conversation about my play which really helped me to move it onto the next level."