with Deirdre O’Halloran

Wednesday 14th April 2021

17:00 – 20:00

Location: Zoom

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Character Workshop

With Deirdre O’Halloran

Working on a new play? In this workshop, we’ll take a deep-dive into characters – what makes them work and how do you get to know yours? Combining studying a contemporary play, group discussion and practical exercises, this webinar will provide plenty of inspiration to get your characters on their journeys!


When: Wednesday 14th April 2021

Time: 17:00-20:00

Where: Zoom


About Deirdre:

Deirdre O’Halloran is the Literary Manager at the Bush Theatre, working to identify and build relationships with new writers, commission new work and guide plays to the stage. At the Bush she’s dramaturged plays including Edinburgh First winner Baby Reindeer by Richard Gadd, The High Table by Temi Wilkey and An Adventure by Vinay Patel. Deirdre was previously Literary Associate at Soho Theatre, where she worked as a dramaturg on Girls by Theresa Ikoko and Fury by Phoebe Eclair-Powell. She led on Soho Theatre’s Writers’ Lab programme and the biennial Verity Bargate Award. As a freelancer, Deirdre is an experienced workshop leader, has worked as a dramaturg on plays including Restoration by Shaun Dunne, and has read for Sonia Friedman Productions.



At Wildcard we believe everyone should have the chance to be creative. We want all our courses to be as open and inclusive as possible to anyone that wants to take part. We are aware that the cost of workshops and regular training is a key barrier in our industry for many people.

With this in mind, we are pleased to be able to offer 2 free places on each course.

If you are interested, please email bursaries@wildcardtheatre.co.uk with the workshop title as the subject and tell us a bit about you and why you feel that this would help you.

Bursary places will be offered out no later than 2 weeks before the course begins.

For further enquiries please email emily@wildcardtheatre.co.uk