Plymouth Cultural Education Partnership- looking for freelance playwrights/ theatre practitioners (paid)

Salary: £35.00 per hour (exc. planning time)
Location: Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade
Level: Freelance
Deadline: 12/08/2019 09:00
Hours: Flexible, part time hours

Plymouth Cultural Education Partnership, alongside Theatre Royal Plymouth, are looking for freelance playwrights/ theatre practitioners with experience in facilitating playwriting interventions for children and young people. With Flying Colours is a DCMS funded Youth Performance Partnership programme which will enable children and young people to write and co-create plays in school.

If selected, you will work closely with young people in either a Plymouth based primary or secondary school to deliver playwriting/play-making sessions. In order to be considered for this project, you will need to have a proven track record of creating new work as well as experience of working with young people. It will be your job to cultivate their writing skills, help them to create ideas and then shape these ideas in to short plays ready for performance.

In addition to our work in schools, we will be looking to engage with the community more broadly. This project will include, a community panel to commission ideas, pop up performances and inventing innovative ideas to bring the streets to life. Naturally, you’ll be a key part of this process in sculpting what With Flying Colours can grow to be. This will be the first year of a three year city wide project.


The Process

  • Phase 1 – Introduction to creative writing (October – November 2019)
  • Phase 2 – Generating ideas and concepts (November – December 2019)
  • Phase 3 – Shaping ideas into a form (January – February 2020)

Following February half term children and young people’s ideas will be selected through a child and community led commissioning process. Following this the selected pieces will be rehearsed and performed in a festival taking place in July 2020.

You will be assigned to one school as a writer in residence, delivering a minimum 20 hours of playwriting intervention per class, with two – five classes. Delivery will be flexible and this will be planned in collaboration with your assigned school.

There will be a shortlisting process and all selected practitioners will be invited to attend an interview on Thursday 29th August 2019.

Published on:
2 Aug 2019


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