Criterion New Writing grew out of a conversation between two friends. Both involved in the world of theatre, both good friends of ‘The Cri’.
They both agreed how difficult it must be for a playwright to imagine devising a new two-act play for a traditional West End Theatre, then pledged to turn their discussion into a practical solution. Working tirelessly, with support from many other professionals – actors, directors, producers, theatre managers and technicians – they created Criterion New Writing, a series of script development workshops taking place on stage at the Cri.
Criterion New Writing, which is free of charge to participants, has grown from strength to strength since that first workshop back in 2015. We look forward to developing further the work of our existing graduates and welcoming new writers to the programme when the theatre re-opens.