Audio Drama Writing 101: Draft & develop an audio drama script from scratch

Audio Drama Writing 101: Draft & develop an audio drama script from scratch

Posted on behalf of Sunderland Creative Writing Festival

What if you could literally turn molehills into mountains?  What if you could ask trees to tell their tall tales, without special effects?   What if you could put your audience inside someone’s head, inside someone’s womb - all without the most ridiculous CGI budget?


Audio drama gives writers & producers the freedom to develop even the most ambitious ideas into fully-fleshed stories, on the most shoe-string of budgets.  All you need are the voices, the sounds, and the silences.  But, most importantly, you need to know how to use them.


In this “Audio Drama Writing 101” workshop, you’ll draft & develop your own audio drama script from scratch.  You’ll learn about the potential of this intimate, boundless medium; the challenges to overcome, and the advantages to, well, take advantage of. (N.B.  We’ll be using these scripts in the following workshop, “DIY Audio Drama”.)

Jay Sykes

Jay Sykes is an award-winning audio producer & writer, his most acclaimed work “SeaBurn” scooping him a Gold at the New York World’s Best Radio Awards in 2015.  Since January 2015, Jay has been teaching audio & radio production at the University of Sunderland.  Jay is one third of the Mackem Craic team; hosting audio drama workshops with schools & community groups, currently shortlisted for Community Development Project of the Year at the CRAs 2017.

04 Mar 2018 at 12:00pm
until 04 Mar 2018 at 4:00pm
Pop Recs
29 Grange Terrace

Share this story

This story was shared by

Sunderland Info logo

Sunderland Info

News and events from local groups, clubs and societies in Sunderland

[Image credit: The JPS]
Find out more about Sunderland Info

A member of


A community brought to you by Sunderland Info