Chippy Lane Productions seeking Writing Apprentice (Welsh or Wales-based writers)

Chippy Lane Productions are on the lookout for a Writing Apprentice to join them on their next theatre project’s R&D process. If you want to know what it’s like to be part of the development of new writing they encourage you to apply.

Writing Apprentice Brief:

  • This is an ITC rate paid opportunity.
  • x5 full days of work in Cardiff, 10am – 6pm.
  • 21st – 25th October 2019.
  • The chance to work alongside award-winning playwright Alan Harris.
  • Support the R&D process with a creative team that include the director, dramaturg, producer and actors.
  • Learn valuable skills and gain experience working in a professional environment.
  • Gain knowledge and a unique insight into working on a new piece of writing at a crucial development phase.
  • The opportunity to work with Chippy Lane and become acquainted with their processes.

If you meet any of the following criteria then they would love to hear from you:

  • Identify as Welsh.
  • Welsh born.
  • Permanently Wales-based.

They are particularly interested in hearing from ANY emerging Welsh or Wales-based writers who are unpublished and want to write for stage.

Submission Brief:

  • They welcome applications from ANY Welsh or Wales-based writers.
  • Please send them a maximum of two pages of the writing you believe best represents your ability to write in a theatre format.
  • Please attach a separate (one side of A4 with answers to the following info):


YOUR CONNECTION TO WALES (born / based etc):


BIOG OF YOUR WRITING SO FAR(no longer than 200 words):

FAVOURITE PIECE OF NEW WRITING AND WHY(no longer than 200 words)?


  • Email them with your name and ‘CL’S WRITING APPRENTICE’ in the subject bar.
  • Email address –
  • Please put all your attachments in PDF format.
  • They will only read two pages of script so please do not send anything more than that.

Key Dates:

Deadline for entries: July 1st 2019

Interviews (Cardiff): August 2019

Announce Writing Apprentice: September 2019

Find out more about Chippy Lane

Deadline: 1 July 2019 

Source: BBC Writersroom

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