TWO- residencies for Coventry and West Midlands based professional writers looking to explore and develop narrative/text for performance

Each writer-in-residence will have exclusive access to the space and equipment at the Shop Front Theatre in Coventry for a week in either March or September 2022.

In the spirit of Theatre Absolute’s own work, they will be excited by ideas that feel fresh, relevant and robust in exploring a 21st century experience. How time is used can be determined by the writer. They will have time to develop, explore or progress ideas, this might be mapping out a whole structure of a new work, or focused time on particular scenes, or just taking time to sit, think and research a new piece. They ask only that the working process is documented so we can share these unique residencies with others.

In addition to the residency, each writer will be supported where needed/if required with dramaturgical input from Theatre Absolute’s writer and Artistic Director, Chris O’Connell.

They will award a bursary of £1000 to each of the writers for their residency week. We can also support reasonable travel costs if required.



Wednesday 2nd February 2022.

Dates for residencies are: March and September 2022. Please indicate which residency period is preferred. Exact dates will be mutually agreed with the writer and company. 

Writer in Residence Opportunities at the Shop Front Theatre

Published on:
27 Jan 2022


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