Taunton Brewhouse are offering eight people the opportunity to join a free eight week writing-for-performance course, Distillery Writers. Meeting for two hours in the evening each week, this course will help you develop your skills, introduce you to like-minded individuals and give you the chance for your script to be performed and directed by professionals as part of a live rehearsed reading.

Who are we looking to take part?

  • Anyone from any community or background who has an enthusiasm to turn their writing into professional work
  • Writers with an idea or a story they feel passionate to tell
  • Writers whose work has not been professionally performed, produced, or published

When will the sessions be taking place?

Wednesdays from 29 Sept – 17 Nov 2021, 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Who will be leading the sessions?

Stephanie Kempson is a director, dramaturg and writer and will be leading Distillery Writers at Taunton Brewhouse. She received the Bristol Old Vic Leverhulme Scholarship in 2019, attended the National Theatre’s Emerging Director Scheme in 2017, a resident at the Pervasive Media Studio and her theatre company, Sharp Teeth Theatre, is an associate of the Wardrobe Theatre. Stephanie has also run workshops for Salisbury Playhouse, Bristol Old Vic, Tobacco Factory Theatres, and Egg Theatre, Bath.

Is there any support for writers wanting to take part?

Yes! We aim to make Distillery Writers as accessible and inclusive as possible. We are offering a limited number of bursary places to support with the cost of travel to and from the venue.

How do you apply?

Applications should be sent to us via our online form: https://forms.office.com/r/Z3MRv7VNLe

Please note that we recommend writing your application on a separate document before uploading the information to the form as it will not track and save changes. You will also not receive an automatic reply to confirm your application has been received, but don’t worry, a member of our team will be in touch to let you know we’ve got it!

If you have any questions prior to applying for one of our Distillery opportunities, please do feel free to email us at programme@thebrewhouse.net.

Best of luck!

The Distillery at Taunton Brewhouse is kindly supported by Garfield Weston Foundation through the Weston Culture Fund.


29 September - 17 November 2021 Free (Application Only)

Suitable for ages 18 and above