Secondary Partnership Scheme: Emerging Playwrights opportunity with Oldham Coliseum (paid £200, 18-30)

Oldham Coliseum Theatre is committed to developing the work of emerging artists and companies from across the region. The Coliseum offers a safe and welcoming creative environment to take your work to the next level.

They’re calling for early-career writers to get involved in the Secondary Partnership Scheme. The Secondary Partnership Scheme engages many secondary schools across Oldham, Tameside, Rochdale and Manchester.

What they are looking for: four emerging writers; aged 18-30 years to create a 15 minute play in response to a main stage show which will be performed by young people aged 11 to 16.

The fee is £200 for each playwright.

The writers will also benefit from:

  • A half day introductory workshop with playwright, Rob Johnston, that will focus on the process of writing for young people and developing works for large casts.
  • Support from the Coliseum, to mentor you through the development of your work.
  • Your play will be performed by two school groups on the main stage at the Oldham Coliseum Theatre.
  • Networking opportunities with other writers and industry contacts.

You will need to be available for workshops in July/August TBC.

How to apply: please email 2 examples of your work (5 pages for each example), a 500 word statement of interest and your CV with contact details. Please send your applications with the subject line ‘Secondary Partnership Scheme Writing’ to

Deadline: 9 July 2018

Source: @Playwriting_UK

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