IASH and the Traverse Theatre will commission a play on or inspired by any aspect of the Institute’s current interests. The stipend will be £10,000 and the recipient will have a private office and full Fellowship at IASH, and contribute to the Institute’s events, including giving at least one work-in-progress seminar during the tenure of the Fellowship. During the period of the fellowship the playwright will receive dramaturgical support from the Traverse’s Literary Department.
The recipient must be Edinburgh-based for the duration of the residency, as their regular presence at IASH is expected and they will be encouraged to play a part in the artistic life of the theatre.
The tenure of the Fellowship will be between 6 and 10 months, by agreement, with the intention that the playwright will submit a complete play to the Traverse at the end of 2019.
5pm on Thursday 31st January 2019.
- Interested applicants are invited to put in writing why they would like to take up this Fellowship and what they would like to explore in their commissioned play.
- Applications should demonstrate an awareness of the work and ethos of the Traverse and IASH and a sense of how the writer and their work might fit into this.
- Applicants should have had a minimum of two professional productions of their work.
- Interviews will be held in the second week of February 2019 in central Edinburgh.