Emerging Writer – A Gender Euphoric Trans Musical

Unlimited Theatre, with support from Sheffield Theatres, is inviting applications from Emerging Trans Writers to join us for 2 weeks of workshops to develop the script for a new mid-scale musical. in a creative team led by leading trans director and Unlimited Core Artist Jamie Fletcher.

Job Description

This new musical will be a gender euphoric, multi-narrative and multi-disciplinary in form. We want to celebrate trans people and capture trans joy. We want to move away from telling stories that focus on the challenges and barriers trans people face and/or overcome.

We are looking for emerging trans writers who have already had a play or piece of writing performed and are looking to take their writing career to the next stage.

The Emerging Writer will join a team of 4 other leading trans writers and creatives including Krishna Istha and Tabby Lamb for two weeks of R&D at Sheffield Theatres. The aim of the R&D is to develop a first draft of material and structure for the new musical through a writers room style process.

While we are specifically looking for writers to join us for the development of this new trans musical, this call-out is also an opportunity for us to meet new writers for other future projects.


Essential skills/experiences/achievements that we’re looking for:

Previous experience of writing for the stage / for performance

Personal experience of the themes being explored

Passion and excitement for co-creating new work

No more than 2 previous professional writing credits

Desirable skills:

Experience of adapting real-life stories and experiences to the stage

Working in a co-devising process with a wider creative team

Experiences of developing your writing skills (such as on a writing course / group)

DATES: The engagement will take place across 2 weeks: w/c 13 and w/c 27 March 2023 – at Sheffield Theatres – with 1-2 days set aside (and TBD) either side of these weeks for evaluation and prep.

FEE: £1,500 NET plus expenses (travel, accommodation and per diems) paid in line with ITC rates of pay.

For further details on how to apply, please read our job pack which is also available in Large Print and Audio Description formats.

Find out more here.

Deadline: 9 February 2023

Source: Arts Jobs

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