Sherman Theatre launches second year of its New Welsh Playwrights Programme

17 Nov 2017

Sherman Theatre launches second year of its New Welsh Playwrights Programme

Sherman Theatre is delighted to launch its second year of its New Welsh Playwrights Programme following a very successful inaugural year in 2016. We are looking for two writers to join four returning participants in the second stage of the Programme. Brad Birch will return to lead the 6 playwrights through an advanced series of workshops and training sessions that will further their skills in writing for theatre and encourage the ambition of their ideas, working with Adele Thomas and other industry professionals. Through this dramaturgical support, the shortlisted playwrights will be given the opportunity to deliver a full length play script. All 6 scripts will then be read by the Sherman artistic team and mentored through several drafts. In addition to this, all writers will be paired with a JMK director, and together they will develop the script for a showing at the theatre.

The Programme is scheduled to begin in January and run for eight sessions. To be considered please send at least 20 pages of your writing for the stage. This can be a complete short piece or an extract from a longer play. We are inviting all writers aged 18 and above to submit; the only requirement is that the playwright is either from or lives in Wales. We are particularly looking for submissions in the Welsh language. Additional support is offered by Welsh Language artist Gethin Evans.

Please send your submission to literary@shermantheatre.co.uk along with your name and contact details by Friday 8 December.

Subject your email New Welsh Playwrights Programme, submissions without this subject will not be accepted. The New Welsh Playwrights Programme is generously supported by The Carne Trust.

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