Young Playwrights Programme

Autumn Season 2021

WRITING THEATRE FOR ALTERNATIVE SPACES

October 2021 - January 2022

 

ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE? Maybe, Shakespeare... This in-depth workshop series will test out that famous quote – & put some new words into the world too. 

WRITING THEATRE FOR ALTERNATIVE SPACES will give 8 young people in NI (ages 14-18) the chance to write their own short play for a new performance in a secret location - working with professional directors, actors & sound designers to bring it to life. Writers of any experience level are welcome.

The free, in-depth workshop series is open to young writers from Northern Ireland who want to learn from professionals about scriptwriting and creating new performances for non-theatre buildings. We’ll work from the foundations up (puns absolutely never intended) – so you’re welcome whether you’re trying scriptwriting for the first time or love playwriting already and want to dive deeper. 

 

 

THE AUTUMN SEASON IS ABOUT TO BEGIN…

We’ll have more updates soon: Look out for news about our eight playwrights and the secret Belfast performance location.

Our next Young Playwrights project – Spring 2022 – will open for applications early next year. In the meantime, join Playwright Club  for monthly scriptwriting sessions with professional mentors (free and open to anyone ages 13-18).

Any questions? Write to Karis (plays@fightingwords.co.uk). 

 

The Young Playwrights Programme is generously supported by the Backstage Trust and Foyle Foundation.