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TalkFest

"A fascinating backstage tour of the creative process."

TalkFest is Playwrights' Studio Scotland's public celebration and exploration of the creation of new dramatic work for the stage. 

TalkFest brings together aspiring, emerging and established professional playwrights, other theatre artists, and the public, in conversation about the possibilities of contemporary theatre. 

TalkFest includes:

  • Script development workshops and readings of new plays presented as works-in-progress
  • Panel discussions focusing on the most critical and urgent themes in theatre today
  • Practical workshops, for those with different levels of skills, on topics relating to the creation of new plays, productions and performances. 
  • Script surgeries to help improve playwriting skills
  • A bookshop of plays by Scotland's playwrights and text books on a range of theatrical subjects


TalkFest is delivered in partnership with organisations across Scotland, including theatres, local authorities, cultural trusts, community groups and festivals.  It provides a focal point to experience new plays in development, learn from experienced colleagues and meet creative communities in a co-ordinated way.

Top image: Talkfest 2016. Photo by Mihaela Bodlovic

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