Applications for the Introduction to Playwriting groups are now open.
This is a myth-busting introduction to theatre writing. Participants are encouraged to think about theatre in its three-dimensional reality, guided by the particular passions of the writer leading the group. They assign places based on potential; writers are not expected to have extensive experience of writing for stage. Application is through a short extract of written work.
The groups are a friendly and supportive environment where playwrights at an early stage of their career can explore the possibilities of writing for live performance. At the end of the group, writers are invited to submit a play they have worked over the course of the group, on which they can receive detailed feedback based on the notes from the playwright facilitating the group, the literary department and Royal Court readers. It’s perfect if you’ve got a strong interest in writing for the stage but little experience – none at all is necessary. All you need to have is an interest in writing and the thirst to write a play.
There is no fee to take part and is open to anyone aged 18 or over who is based in the UK or Ireland.
The theatre are generally able to help writers from outside of London with their travel costs to the city.
When will the Intro Groups be?
- The theatre will run three groups – one starting in August, one starting in October, and another starting in January 2020.
- Each group runs for eight weeks with each session lasting 2 hours and generally starting at either 6.30pm or 7pm, depending on the availability of the lead playwrights.
- They generally take place on a Monday or Tuesday evening (again, this is not yet confirmed) and take place at the Royal Court Theatre in Sloane Square.
There is no fee to take part and is open to anyone aged 18 or over who is based in the UK or Ireland. We are generally able to help writers from outside of London with their travel costs to the city.
Wednesday 26th June at midday.
Places allocated on or before Tuesday 16th July