Box of Tricks is looking to find three early-career North West playwrights for the next cycle of their flagship talent development programme PlayBox in 2021.
Selected playwrights will be paid £1000 each to take part in a year-long talent development attachment during which time they will write a brand new play with dramaturgical support from Box of Tricks, develop their piece during a workshop day with actors and receive a public rehearsed reading of their play.
Committed to championing unheard voices and amplifying untold stories, Box of Tricks especially welcomes submissions from playwrights from under-represented groups. If an aspect of your identity – disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and/or lower socio-economic background – means your voice isn’t being heard and your story isn’t being told on contemporary stages, we want to hear from you.
The PlayBox Submission Window is open from Monday 6 July – Monday 31 August 2020.
Autumn 2020 Interviews with shortlisted playwrights
November 2020 PlayBox Playwrights selected and announced
January 2021 Year-long PlayBox cycle begins
Autumn 2021 PlayBox Workshop Day with actors
January 2022 Public rehearsed reading of PlayBox plays