Are you a black Irish writer or writer of colour? Interested in writing for the stage? Are you ready to commit time to exploring ideas about playwriting, putting ideas down on paper and then expanding into new drafts? Did you ever want to work with a dramaturg? Would you like the opportunity to talk to well known playwrights and find out how they go about writing their plays? How about handing your script over to actors to hear your words read out?
If you have ever thought about these things the Baptiste Programme at Smock Alley could be right for you.
The Baptiste Programme is a paid and mentored script development programme for Black Irish theatre makers and writers of colour.
This programme is a combination of dramaturgy workshops, mentor seminars and facilitated meetings. The programme culminates in a reading of the new scripts with a professional cast and director.
Smock Alley has long been a venue that supports artists particularly in the early part of their career. The Baptiste Programme is one of a series of targeted new work programmes at Smock which seek to professionalise young artists, provide a platform for underrepresented voices and raise skills in artistic practice.
The programme sessions will be held in Dublin and will be a combination of in-person and on-line events.
6pm on Friday 5th November.