Pentabus seeking 16-25 year old writers for 2015/16 Playwriting Group

Pentabus Theatre – the nation’s rural touring company – is on the lookout for 16-25 year old writers for their 2015 / 2016 Young Writers Group.

Who are Pentabus Theatre?

  • They develop and produce new plays about the contemporary rural world. They tour around the country, telling stories with local impact and national resonance.

About the Young Writers:

  • The group will take part in monthly sessions run by their writer in residence and guest writers from September 2015 – May 2016.
  • The young writers will each develop a short play, which will be professionally produced and performed in spring 2016.

Eligibility:  You don’t need to have any writing experience to join, just a keen interest in storytelling and a need to talk about how we live now.

Who they are looking for:

  • Writers aged 16-25, of any experience
  • Preferably from or based in the following counties/areas: Shropshire; Staffordshire; Warwickshire; Worcestershire; West Midlands; Herefordshire and East Wales
  • People who have something to say about the contemporary rural world

How to apply:

  • No writing is required, just send an email about you to
  • Please make sure you include a phone number

Deadline: Friday 14th August at 5pm

Source:  BBC Writersroom

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