Dream Reality Radio- development opportunity for 8 first time radio writers based in West Yorkshire to create a short radio play

Dream Reality Radio Drama is a new artist development opportunity to support a group of up to 8 first time radio writers based in West Yorkshire to each create a short radio play.

Working in partnership with Dream Reality Radio Drama, a project created by Leeds based writer and director Sol B River, the group will take part in a free intensive two-day workshop exploring the craft and skills of writing for radio. The workshop will be led by Dermot Daly who has extensive experience in radio drama as both an actor and director, alongside Sol B River and other leading industry professionals.

Following the two-day workshop, the writers will receive support and dramaturgy as they develop their short radio plays. Each writer will receive a stipend of £100 towards expenses to take part in the project and there is additional budget to support any access requirements.

The plays will be recorded by a team of professional actors and made publicly available on www.dreamrealityradio.com. They will also be shared in front of a live audience as script-in-hand readings as part of Furnace Festival at Leeds Playhouse in November 2021.


  • Early career artists based in West Yorkshire from under-represented backgrounds. T
  • his may be because of barriers arising from ethnicity, socioeconomics, class, age, sexuality, gender, having caring responsibilities, and being deaf and/or disabled.
  • All writers must be aged 18 or over. There is no upper age limit.
  • You don’t need any previous professional writing experience to apply. You just need to be interested in writing for radio and have the seed of an idea that could be developed during the project into an original radio play lasting no longer than 15 minutes.


3 August at 9am



Published on:
12 Jul 2021
Opportunity deadline:
03 Aug 2021


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