Tamasha Playwrights, founded by Artistic Director Fin Kennedy in 2014, is Tamasha’s flagship programme, a writer-led collective of emerging playwrights from global majority backgrounds. The programme has gone from strength to strength, with a strong track record of launching careers.
With Fin stepping down as our AD, this year will be a little different as the group will be under the guidance of two incredible forces of nature: Iman Qureshi (THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR) and Satinder Chohan (MADE IN INDIA).
The aims of Tamasha Playwrights are:
- to offer long-term career development in a supportive environment to emerging playwrights from culturally diverse backgrounds.
- to develop, guide and shape playwrights in the art of theatre writing by offering craft-based sessions.
- to further train playwrights on self-producing, fundraising, facilitation and project management.
- to support and encourage members to be the creative leads on their own project ideas, and to empower them to make a living as artists in between play commissions.
- to guide the writers in writing a new play idea and offering a showcase opportunity of this work to the wider theatre industry.
What you’ll get out of this programme
- Mentoring and support through structured workshops/sessions every fortnight over the period of 10 months (starting this autumn)
- A £500 bursary and allotted writing time
- Dramaturgical support on a new script
- The chance to be part of our 2021/22 Tamasha Playwrights scratch festival
6pm on Tuesday 31 August 2021.