#JMKSpace Writer in the Room

Devising Theatre

What is a ‘Writer in the Room’?


Adam Peck

Drawing mainly on his experience of working with director Sally Cookson, in a devised theatre context, Adam aims to explore the meaning of the term 'dramaturg', and get to the bottom of what it means for a theatre director to have a 'writer-in-the-room'.

Please send in any questions you may have about dramaturgy/the writer in the room ahead of the event, so these can be considered by Adam.

This #JMKSpace event is open to all.  It takes the place of our directors' groups normally hosted by Reading Rep, Salisbury Playhouse, Bristol Old Vic and The Nuffield Theatres.

The workshop will take place 2.30-4.30pm on Friday May 29th on Zoom, facilitated by Nik Partridge. 

To reserve your free place, and receive a Zoom invitation, please emailnik@jmktrust.org

If you have any access requirements, need technical support or have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact nik@jmktrust.org

More #JMKSpace open-access events to be announced soon.


Adam Peck is a playwright. Over the past ten years or so, his work has focused mainly on collaborating with other theatre makers to author plays. He sees himself as one of the authors in a room of theatre-makers: the facilitator of the writing process, the editor, and the one responsible for ensuring the piece makes sense.

Adam is a playwright and dramaturg, and has been an Associate Artist at Bristol Old Vic since 2013. In 2019, his devised adaptation of A Monster Calls won an Olivier Award.

THEATRE includes The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe at The Bridge Theatre and Leeds Playhouse;A Monster Calls at the Old Vic (Olivier Award for Best Family and Entertainment); Cinderella: A Fairytale (OFFIE Award for Best Production for Young People, and Olivier Award nomination for Best Family and Entertainment), 101 Dalmatians and Bonnie & Clyde at Tobacco Factory Theatres; Igloo, Sleeping Beauty, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Minotaur and Only at Bristol Old Vic; Father Christmas at the Lyric Hammersmith; Septimus Bean & His Amazing Machine and Minotaurat the Unicorn.

DANCE includes Tom and Varmints at Sadler’s Wells; Fagin’s Twist for Avant Garde Dance and The Place; Upload/Unplug for Pell Ensemble; the My First Ballet series (2014-17) for English National Ballet.

2.30-4.30pm on Friday May 29th
#JMKSpace on Zoom