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Writing New Stories: Voices of the Global Majority in Theatre (16+)

Summer School for Adults


This summer school is designed to engage aspiring writers and performers of colour, and to amplify the voices Global Majority writers and performers in Scotland.

Led by Scottish Indian artist and RCS graduate Sanjay Lago, this course will encourage students to write and perform their own work. Through this short course you will be creating engaging and diverse characters, exploring storytelling, writing styles and how to devise a monologue.

You will also hear from other Writers of Global Majority who work in different mediums within the arts world from poetry to theatre to screen.

Students will also explore techniques on self care, an important issue for all who work in the Arts.

The course is delivered both online and in person. The first 5 sessions will be taught online via Zoom, the students will then all come together for 2 days to refine, rehearse and perform their monologues to an invited audience from across the arts industry and friends and family.

During the course you will receive feedback throughout and get the chance to workshop your monologue with a professional actor or perform your own words.

By the end of the course you will have:

  • Gained skills in character development, story making and monologue writing.
  • Explored the work of Writers of Global Majority working in Scotland and further afield
  • Written and performed your own monologue in front of an invited audience
  • Worked with artists from different walks of life
  • Developed artistic confidence and an ability to communicate your ideas to others
  • Considered the skills needed to take your monologue onto the next steps.

This course is open only to Global Majority people who are based in Scotland / have a connection to Scotland. It would be suitable for anyone with writing experience who is interested in stories on stage and who wants to work on new writing, monologues and character development.

If you have any questions in advance of booking, please contact us at

The important details



2 July - 2 August 2024

Various, please see Term Dates tab

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB

Course Information

This course is open only to Global Majority people who are based in Scotland / have a connection to Scotland.

The term Global Majority has been used to be able to include anyone who has been racialised as “ethnic minority” in society today. The origins and history of this term can be found here in this article by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens MBE:


It would be suitable for anyone with writing experience who is interested in stories on stage and who wants to work on new writing, monologues and character development.

Please use the questions in the application form to details your reasons for applying and previous experience.

You should be open, honest, generous, respectful, willing to take risks, hard-working and happy to participate in new challenges.

  • Plan and prepare to attend all classes
  • Dress comfortably in clothes which are suitable for the activity you are taking part in.
  • Bring a notepad and pen/pencil
  • Please bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated during your class.

The course is delivered both online and in person. The first 5 sessions will be taught online via Zoom, then 2 days in person at RCS.

This course runs both online and in-person.


Tuesdays – 6.30pm – 9pm

  • 2 July 2024
  • 9 July 2024
  • 16 July 2024
  • 23 July 2024
  • 30 July 2024


Saturday and Sunday, 3 – 4 August – 10am – 5pm


Summer Accommodation

We are pleased to welcome students from across the world to our Summer Schools. Our course fees do not include accommodation or food, and these should be organised by the student. Our campus is located in Glasgow city centre, and you can find the addresses below.

We recommend Base Glasgow, as purpose-built accommodation for Conservatoire students, with Rehearsal Rooms, Practice spaces and Dance Studios. Base Glasgow is perfectly suited for our summer school students; both safe and secure, with 24/7 staff presence and only 3 mins walk from our main Renfrew Street building, keeping travel costs to a minimum.

Classic En-Suite rooms come with a 3/4 bed, en-suite bathroom, ample storage, mirror, study desk and chair. The shared area includes a spacious lounge and kitchen area.

Please note that Short Courses staff are not affiliated with BASE or on site outwith the summer school teaching hours, and therefore cannot take responsibility for students outside of these hours.

For more information about booking accommodation at BASE Glasgow you can contact them directly via website BASE – Student Accommodation in Glasgow or email

Alternatively, there are plenty of hotels, hostels, and b’n’b options available. We are located close to transport links should you wish to stay outside the city centre. If you are travelling to Glasgow for a course, we strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance that covers course fees, travel, accommodation, and cancellations due to COVID-19 – as RCS will not refund in this circumstance. You can view the Cancellations and Refund policy for full information.

For students under 18 years old, we strongly advise travelling with a responsible adult should any emergency situations arise during class. Students are only monitored by staff during class times.

Renfrew Street Campus: 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB
Wallace Studios Campus: 210 Garscube Road, Glasgow, G4 9RR

Further Information

We want to ensure as many children, young people and adult learners as possible can access the performing and production arts education that is offered through Short Courses at RCS. Financial support options available for Short Courses include:

Agnes Allan Bursary

Agnes Allan was a teacher, passionate about inclusion, and this bursary scheme exists to offer support to students to participate in the performing or production arts.

The Agnes Allan Bursary provides some support to students who may require financial assistance to take part in a short course in dance, drama, music, production or screen.

Anyone who wishes to take part in our Short Courses and faces a financial barrier can apply for bursary support to help meet the cost of tuition fees.

James McAvoy Drama Scholarships

BAFTA-winning and Golden Globe nominated actor James McAvoy is committed to nurturing the creative potential of young Scots who experience barriers to access and participate in drama at RCS Short Courses.

James is a graduate of the BA Acting programme at RCS and Patron of the Junior Conservatoire of Drama. The Glasgow-born actor has funded the new James McAvoy Drama Scholarships to enable young people to experience the world-class drama training at RCS as he did.

The scholarship aims to support applicants who would otherwise find meeting the cost of tuition fees at RCS a barrier to accessing pre-Higher Education drama training at the Royal Conservatoire.

You can find more information about these funds on our Financial Support page.

We run various promotional offers for our Short Courses and Summer Schools. You can view our current offers on our Promotional Offers page.

You should contact us at to request your discount code before booking a course.

Please note, only one promotional offer can be applied per course and should be used at the time of booking as we are unable to apply a discounts retrospectively.

Please see our Short Course FAQs for more information about all aspects of choosing, booking and attending your course.

Please see our Short Courses – Terms and Conditions for more information about your contract with Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and Cancellation and Refund policies.

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