Mentoring Programme- Playwright’s Studio Scotland

Every year, Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland selects six aspiring or emerging playwrights for an eight-month programme of mentoring.

The Mentoring Programme is delivered by established professional playwrights, to support the development of new plays. This is a professional development opportunity to improve playwriting skills and gain valuable insight into the playwriting process and profession.

What is included as part of the Mentoring Programme?

  • One two-hour mentoring session each month for six months (January-June) with an established professional playwright, which includes script-in-progress feedback
  • A Cultural Trip, which includes a theatre visit and the opportunity to meet key practitioners in Scottish theatre
  • Skills workshops. In 2019 they were Writing for Radio with BBC Radio Drama Producer
  • David Ian Neville and Introduction to the Business of Playwriting with Stephen Greenhorn, Chair of the Scottish Society of Playwrights
  • An individual readthrough and discussion of your play with a professional director and cast of actors at the end of the Programme
  • Public sharing of an extract from your play at the end of the Programme in July, alongside the other Mentored Playwrights



Monday 16 September 2019

Wednesday 4 December 2019 (full day): Playwriting Programme Induction Day

January – June 2020: Six two-hour mentoring sessions scheduled mid-month with your mentor.

February 2020: Workshop 1 (TBC)

June 2020: Workshop 2 (TBC)

Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 July 2020: Individual read-through of your script with a professional director and a cast of professional actors. More information will be available at the Playwriting Programme Induction Day.

Wednesday 8 July 2020: Public sharing of work

Sometime between April and June 2020: Cultural Trip (TBC).

Published on:
6 Aug 2019


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