Abigail Docherty

Abigail is a playwright, working in theatre and for BBC Radio 4. She teaches performance and creativity at ICE.
She is co-director of the MSt in Writing for Performance at the Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge. Her creative research interests lie in dramatising the voices of women and children who have experienced high-conflict/war-zone situations.

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Digital Platforms in Performance (edX)

Advance your digital story-telling prowess and learn how to create interactive gameplay scripts for video games, radio drama scripts for radio and/or podcasting, as well as content for your YouTube channel. Learn to transfer your skill as a dramatist into these innovative mediums. This course will broaden your understanding [...]
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Reconceiving Space: Installation and Performance Art (edX)

Learn to deepen your dramaturgical practice in the experimental world of installation and performance art, as well as continue to develop professionally transferable writing skills and communication expertise. This course will broaden your understanding of how to engage in creating innovative art work with a performative [...]
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Business Success in the Screen Industries (edX)

Learn how to network in the creative industries, how pitch your film to a producer, and how to hold your own in a TV writers’ room. Acquire the basic skills for setting up your own production company and learn how to transform creative ideas into work of commercial value. [...]
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Writing successfully for the Stage (edX)

Learn to structure your dramatic writing to a professional standard, as well as develop professionally transferable communication skills. This course will broaden your understanding of how to write engaging and interesting stories in order to attract producers and directors to your work. You will understand how to write effective [...]
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Finding your voice as a playwright (edX)

Learn to deepen your creative practice as a playwright, as well as develop professionally transferable writing skills and communication expertise. This course will broaden your understanding of how to start a career successfully as a professional dramatist, as well as offer you insights in how to maximise and enjoy [...]
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Stand Up!; Comedy Writing and Performance Poetry (edX)

Prepare to perform your comic writing and/or poetry to a live audience, as well as develop transferable writing skills and communication expertise that will be relevant in any profession. This course will broaden your understanding how to structure a stand-up comedy set, as well as allow you to understand [...]
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Building your Screenplay (edX)

Learn to strengthen you skills as a screenwriter, while diversifying your knowledge and understanding of the demands of global film and TV production. Find out how to become a powerful visual story-teller; understand how to build effective structure within your screenplay; develop professionally transferable writing skills and communication expertise. [...]
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