Square Peg Scripts- Mainspring Arts workshops for neurodivergent playwrights

Square Peg Scripts is an exciting new playwriting opportunity for neurodivergent writers. If you’re passionate about theatre and want to gain experience and develop your skills in writing for performance, they want to hear from you!

Between November 2018 and April 2019, six neurodivergent participants will take part in a series of writing workshops led by established playwrights, and will each work on an original short play. Each participant will be matched with a mentor, and will receive one-to-one support and feedback throughout the writing process. All participants’ individual needs will be met, and we’ll cover travel and accommodation costs.

The finished scripts will be performed by professional actors in a public showcase in April 2019.

To be eligible to apply, you must identify as neurodivergent, be aged 18 or over and live in England or Wales. As we want our opportunities to benefit as many different people as possible, Square Peg Scripts is only open to people who have never taken part in a Mainspring Arts project before.

 

Deadline

Midnight on 10 October 2018.

 

Dates

Fri 16-Sun 18 Nov 2018: First workshop weekend

Fri 31 Nov-Sun 2 Dec 2018: Second workshop weekend

Fri 14-Sun 16 Dec 2018: Third workshop weekend

The workshops will run from 10:30am to 3:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays, and will take place at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, London. Mainspring Arts will reimburse your travel costs and provide accommodation for the Friday and Saturday nights. If you need a personal assistant to accompany you, they will also fund their travel and accommodation costs.

 

To apply with a writing sample please go to http://www.mainspringarts.org.uk/

Published on:
20 Sep 2018

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