During the full period of the current crisis – however long this may be – HighTide will support a cohort of up to ten emerging playwrights with a programme of bespoke support, including a HighTide alumni mentor. Confirmed mentors include Nick Payne, Vinay Patel and Morgan Lloyd Malcolm.
- Preference will be given to writers from or based in our home region, the East of England; and/or writers from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
- This programme is not intended to be an entry level opportunity (they are providing and launching other free programmes to support new writers at this time).
- The programme is open to writers who have already created at least one full length (over 60 minutes) piece of original new writing for the stage that has been staged by professionally trained artists/collaborators for a minimum of 5 performances; but who have not yet received a paid commission to create new work by either a venue or company.