Theatr Clwyd are a home for writers in Wales, offering the time and space to write within a community of fellow artists without the pressure of ‘showing’ or producing something. They offer residencies connected to in-house productions so that writers can get to know other artists, spend time observing rehearsals and develop ideas in a supportive environment. The Writer in Residence Scheme is generously supported by Gladstone’s Library.
The attachment includes:
- A bursary to cover travel, subsistence and expenses
- Accommodation at the nearby Gladstone’s Library (a beautiful Grade I listed building and the only Prime Ministerial Library in Britain)
- Use of the Writers’ Room
- Optional feedback on any work in progress
- The potential to work with actors on any work in progress
The residency will also include one of the following, to be discussed with successful applicants:
- The opportunity to deliver a writing workshop with one of Theatr Clwyd’s community companies and/or their Arts from the Armchair group (people with early onset dementia)
- Involvement with the Daniel Owen Writing Competition for young writers
- Participation at a Theatr Clwyd Members’ event, such as a Q+A or a creative writing session
There is no obligation on you to produce anything for us at the end of the attachment and equally no obligation on the tehatre to produce the work. The theatre’s hope is that these attachments will form the beginning of a relationship with Theatr Clwyd and a network of writers who can call their theatre home.
In 2019, they will be offering six residencies connected to the in-house productions. For the first time (in response to feedback from previous Writers in Residence about the importance of peer support and engagement), two writers will be on attachment with at the same time for each of the periods below:
Productions and Dates:
Co-production with the Menier Chocolate Factory (not yet announced)
Monday 25 March – Friday 5 April 2019
Co-productions of two world premieres with Paines Plough(the Roundabout Season, yet to be announced)
Monday 1 – Friday 12 July 2019
The world premiere of a new play by a Welsh playwright (not yet announced)
Monday 26 August – Friday 6 September 2019
Please note that this is a developmental attachment – they want to develop long term relationships with writers and this is one of several ways in which we are doing that.
Friday 7 December 2019