Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Play On

This sounds interesting except I don't understand the comment about fee. Who is paying whom?

A new initiative from the Dublin Theatre Festival
The Festival is delighted to launch a new Playwriting initiative, Play On, as a catalyst for the next generation of playwrights in Ireland. Our aim is to find talented playwrights with a distinctive voice, vision and style, and to encourage the writing of original new plays. We want to stimulate contemporary stories, fresh perspectives, imagination, ambition, and innovation in subject and form. We are starting with an open call for next generation playwrights from Ireland or resident in Ireland. Selected playwrights will be offered different resources in a programme that will run from April to October, ranging from a playwriting course for new writers to writers’ groups, mentoring and individual meetings for more experienced playwrights. We look forward to discovering new talent, to stretching existing talent, and to fostering the writing and development of exciting and ambitious contemporary plays.
Play On is led by Graham Whybrow, former literary manager of the Royal Court Theatre and a world-leading expert in commissioning, developing and programming new plays who works internationally as a mentor and facilitator.
 It is planned to present readings of a selection of new plays and works-in-progress at Dublin Theatre Festival in October 2012.
Deadline: 5pm on Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Send one contemporary stage play (produced or unproduced, short or full-length, or even your first scene) as a sample of your work. Include a brief synopsis, a covering letter outlining your theatre experience and your aspirations for writing contemporary plays, with your contact details (address, email & telephone), to:
Play On, Dublin Theatre Festival, 44 Essex Street, Dublin 2
The fee for participation is €100 which will be payable on final selection. As places are limited unsuccessful applicants may nonetheless be offered some help and advice free of charge, subject to numbers and availability.

1 comment:

Michael Farry said...

Chosen playwright pays the festival I reckon.