Theatr Clywd Writer in Residence- applications open!

Theatre Clwyd offer residencies connected to their in-house productions so writers can get to know other artists working there, spend time observing rehearsals and develop ideas in a supportive environment. The Writer in Residence Scheme is generously supported by the Friends of Theatr Clwyd and Gladstone’s Library.

Part of TYFU | GROW – Theatr Clwyd’s Creative Development Programme

How to Apply

For this residency, they are inviting applications from female Welsh-speaking writers. If you are interested, please send an email to

DEADLINE: 5pm on Friday 28 July 2017.

The email should include –

  •  A CV of both your work as a writer and other employment, training and education
  • A brief description of where you currently are as a writer
  • A brief description of what you’d like to use the residency to work on
  • Two pages of a script that you’ve written
  • Please also confirm you are available for the full residency dates below.

Please note that this is developmental attachment – they want to develop long term relationships with writers and this is just one of the ways they intend to do that. The attachment is about you, rather than what you write while you are here.

To hear from their past Writers in Residence on their experience, please visit the Theatre Clwyd Webpage

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 their Writers’ Room
  • Optional feedback on any work produced
  • The potential to work with actors on any work produced
  • A talk with the Friends of Theatr Clwyd about your work in progress
  • The opportunity to deliver a masterclass in writing for theatre with Theatr Clwyd’s young people.

There is no obligation on you to produce anything for Theatre Clwyd at the end of the attachment and equally no obligation on them to produce the work. Their 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.

They are offering an attachment to their autumn production of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice by Jim Cartwright, directed by Kate Wasserberg.



Published on:
21 Jul 2017


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