Introduction To Playwriting

EIGHT: New plays from our newest voices

Thanks to the continued support of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Sherman Theatre’s Introduction to Playwriting course for 15 – 18 year olds has been able to continue throughout lockdown and as it eases.

The participants have created eight monologues which – like our TEN / DEG project – will be performed and self-filmed by actors and shown on Youtube. These monologues examine what our future will look like beyond 2020.

We are seeking both directors and actors as any stage in their careers to make this possible.

Some important info:

  • Anyone can apply as long as they are Welsh or Wales-based.
  • The Sherman artistic family will select the directors and actors.
  • Each director will receive £100.
  • Actors must have the ability to self-film their monologue.
  • Each actor will receive £80.

There are 7 acting roles available:

►  2 characters identifying as females (playing age 16 – 20)
►  1 character identifying as female (playing age 20 – 30)
►  1 character identifying as male (playing age 20 - 30)
►  2 characters identifying as males (playing age 30 – 40)
►  1 character identifying a male (Age not defined)

*** Another role is for a child and will be played by a member of Sherman Youth Theatre ***

If you are interested in one of these roles then please email us at

Please put the role you are interested in the subject line of the email and include a headshot and a short paragraph letting us know what stage of your career you are at.

The deadline for applications is Friday 24 July.

Introduction to Playwriting is supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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