D/deaf and/or disabled writers in SW England

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Write to Play is Graeae’s flagship new writing programme devoted to developing the skills and experience of D/deaf and disabled writers nationwide. Since its inception, the programme has developed the careers of 25 playwrights, including Jackie Hagan, whose first play Cosmic Scallies was co-produced by Graeae and the Royal Exchange Manchester in August 2017.

We are delighted that, for the programme’s sixth year, we will be 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.

If you’re passionate about theatre, keen to write for the stage and gain experience, we want to hear from you.

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 our 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.

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

Download the full application form at http://graeae.org/our-work/write-to-play-year-six-applications-opening-soon/