Open Call

Playwriting (level 1) with John Burgess


No Funding


CAMP is a groundbreaking residential arts facility perched in the French Pyrenees. We hold intense, catalytic workshops and immersive sessions designed to provide revolutionary develoment to emerging artists, musicians, writers and thinkers. This workshop is open to all, on a first-come first-served basis - there are only 15 places. Grants, bursaries and educational discounts are available - see

Number of Participants

15 places


No deadline


August 07, 2019 - August 12, 2019


  • €1,299.00 program fee


Computer Lab, Conference Rooms, Desk Space, Gallery, Installation Space, Library, Piano, Shared Studio, Sound Studio


Private Room


Breakfast, Chef on Site, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks, Tea, Vegan, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Courses, Professional Development, Retreat, Workshops


Literature, Playwriting, Theatre



Program Description

John Burgess has worked as a director and producer of new plays for over forty years. He helped found the National Theatre Studio with Peter Gill in 1984 and he was Head of New Writing at the National theatre 1989 -1994. Writers whose work he has premiered include Nicholas Wright, Sarah Daniels, Jonathan Harvey, Judith Johnson, David Spencer, Stephen Wakelam and Meredith Oakes. His productions have been seen at the National Theatre, the Royal Court, the Donmar, the Bush, Stratford East, Riverside Studios and BBC Television as well as abroad in Switzerland, Scandinavia and the US. These five days are about the practice not the theory of playwriting. Days will be divided into 2 intense two-hour group sessions with assigned reading and set exercises in between, making for eight (or even nine) hour days focused on the practical business of writing for the stage.

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