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What is… a playwright? Drama teaching tool

Performing Arts Playwriting


A playwright talks about their job and how they work as part of a team to put on a show.

One in a series of five films for primary school children which explore the theatre-making process and the people who are a part of it.

Learning outcomes

This writing education resource has been created for children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and it will support them to understand how theatre is made. It can be used by teachers to introduce creative careers and support the teaching of literacy.


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What is… a playwright?


Writing, stories, storytelling, creativity, theatre, drama, primary, key stage 1, key stage 2


Suitable for 6+/KS1+

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