DAW is a not for profit organisation with the goal of providing a space for Directors, Actors and Writers to work on their craft.
We invite Directors, Actors, and Writers from all walks of life to come together and experiment with various practitioners, techniques and projects. This is a wonderful opportunity to do the work while connecting with like-minded folks in an engaging and inspiring way. Most importantly, this is a breeding ground for improved skills, budding new projects, and exciting future collaborations. Oh, and we're social folks too. After all the hard work, we always adjourn to the local for a casual debrief.
how it works
5 Guest Directors are paired with Actors to work on scenes. Scenes are played to peers in the room and filmed.
Writers are welcome to submit work to be selected by directors to explore.
Writers are then invited to observe their script being performed.
If writers are unable to attend access will be given to the scenes performed on our private platform.
News & Updates
Thursday 14th September
Thursday 12th October
All at the Diorama Arts Centre.
The session is from 6:30pm - 10pm.
Everyone in the room pays a nominal fee of £10 to cover room rental costs and admin.
Anything extra goes in the kitty for our trip to the pub afterwards.
Diorama Arts Centre, 201 Drummond Street, London, UK, NW1 3HP
Nearest Tube Stations are Warren Street (5 mins), Euston Square (5 mins) or Great Portland Street (5 mins)
Bus Routes are 18, 27, 30, 88, 205, 453, C2
Ursula is a Toronto-born, London-based Actor and Director. She has worked extensively in theatre, film, television and voice over. Her training includes YORK University Theatre School (CA), The Professional Actor’s Lab (CA) and Jack Waltzer's London Intensive (UK).
Prior to DAW, she produced & co-founded TRANSMISSION Workshop at The Rag Factory, PARK Theatre and Diorama Arts Studios. She is a frequent collaborator with Spark Assembly. Recent theatre directing credits with Spark Assembly and others include Face The Camera & Smile at The King's Head Theatre, In The Dollhouse at Diorama Arts Centre, The Emperor Jones at Lost Theatre & Shoehorn at Tristan Bates Theatre.
She is currently working in film and television production at BBC Arts on several documentary style projects.
Born in Blackburn, England, Liam’s background was as a documentary camera operator, where he worked with the likes of Shane Meadows at Warp Films.
With a desire to tell stories, Liam’s path naturally led to directing, where his skills as a versatile filmmaker allowed him to create beautiful and intimate imagery across a variety of mediums. His cinematic style mixed with a tender realism and subtle humour translates into different genres, with story telling always at the heart. Initially this was in documentaries, but a focus on narrative has been translated into music videos, short films and commercial work.
His films have won numerous awards and have been screened at a range of international film festivals, including Raindance, Sheffield Docfest, DOC NYC, London Short Film Festival and many more.
Reserve your place to play
Space is limited. If you would like to be considered for our upcoming workshop please do get in touch through the contact form below.
Actors - Email us expressing your interest with a link to your Spotlight/website/CV/Reel.
Directors - Email us expressing your interest with a link to your website/Vimeo/CV/Reel.
Writers - Email us up to 5 scenes (3-5 mins long) with accompanying synopsis of entire work scene(s) are extracted from.