Join award-winning playwright Juliet Gilkes Romero to explore how to craft compelling and exciting characters for the stage. Focusing on monologues, you'll look at characters' motivations, journeys and personalities through discussions and writing exercises in this online Zoom session. 

After the session, all writers attending this workshop are invited to submit a short piece of work to the Octagon to receive written feedback from the Literary team. 

Please note: This event will take place on Zoom. For further information click here.

Part of our Get Creative Summer. Find out more here

Juliet Gilkes Romero

Juliet Gilkes Romero is an award winning stage and screenwriter. Her plays include; The Whip performed at the RSC’s Swan Theatre, 2020. Day of The Living performed at The Other Place as part of RSC’s Mischief Festival, 2018. Upper Cut at the Southwark Playhouse, 2015. At The Gates of Gaza, Birmingham Rep & tour winner of the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain Best Play Award 2009. Bilad Al-Sudan performed at the Tricycle Theatre (now Kiln) as part of its 2006 season dealing with genocidal conflict in Darfur. 

Television includes: Soon Gone; A Windrush Chronicle (co-produced by Sir Lenny Henry’s production company Douglas Road and the Young Vic Theatre). Juliet is writing a  TV drama currently in development. She is the recipient of the Roland Rees Bursary 2019, named in honour of the co-founder of the Alfred Fagon Award.

Additional information


Online Zoom Session


Thursday, 13 August, 7-8.30pm


Anyone aged 18+