Write to Play Year Six heading to South West England

Graeae are now bringing the programme to the South West of England, working with partner organisations Theatre Royal Plymouth, Wiltshire Creative, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Nuffield Southampton Theatres and the Ustinov Studio at Theatre Royal Bath.

The programme will offer you 1:1 mentoring, craft-focused writing workshops, specialist master classes led by leading playwrights and practitioners, a two-week placement at one of the above partner organisations, and the opportunity to develop two short pieces and a full length play, and to share work-in-progress with an audience.

All access requirements will be met, including sign language interpreters and access support workers.

Write to Play is a paid opportunity and you will get a bursary of £1800 (paid in instalments) for your participation. Expenses related to participation, such as travel and accommodation, are also covered by the programme.



Applications open Friday 3 Aug 2018
Applications close Monday 3 Sept 2018, 12pm
Interviews are likely to be held w/c 1 October

The programme will run from January 2019-December 2019. All activity will take place in the South West.



Graeae are looking for five writers who:

  • Have a passion for theatre and live performance
  • Have some previous experience of writing for theatre and are committed to developing a professional career in writing for the stage
  • Live in South West England*
  • Identify as D/deaf or disabled**

*includes the counties of Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

**Graeae follows the social model of disability. You are eligible if you identify as D/deaf or disabled and/or if you have experienced barriers to participation due to access requirements not being met or due to societal/attitudinal barriers related to your impairment.

Applications will only be considered if applicants are eligible.


Graeae welcome applications in any format accessible to you in English or British Sign Language.  Applications can take the form of a written document or a video link to a recording.

For more information on how to apply, or to book onto a free taster session please go to http://graeae.org/our-work/write-to-play-year-six-applications-opening-soon/

Published on:
2 Aug 2018


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