Theatr Clwyd announce third year of Writer In Residence Scheme

As part of its ongoing commitment to becoming a home for writers in Wales, Theatr Clwyd is for the third year offering playwrights the time and space to write within a community of fellow artists without the pressure of ‘showing’ or producing work.

Residencies connected to the theatre’s in-house productions give writers the chance to get to know other artists working at Theatr Clwyd, spending time observing rehearsals and developing ideas in a supportive environment.

Writer in Residence graduates have gone on to enjoy great success, most recently Ben Norris has become the 2017 BBC Poetry Slam Champion; Lucy Rivers’ Sinners Club was co-produced by Theatr Clwyd, Gagglebabble and The Other Room in Cardiff and in December transferred to the Soho Theatre in London. A further three past Writers in Residence are currently on commission.

What you get: The residency includes a bursary to cover travel, subsistence and expenses with accommodation at the nearby Gladstone’s library, use of Theatr Clwyd’s Writers’ Room, optional feedback on any work produced and the opportunity to work with actors performing at Theatr Clwyd on any work in progress.

What to submit: Please be sure to read the full guidelines and schedule on the Theatr Clwyd website.

•  A CV of both your work as a writer and other employment, training and education
•  A brief description of where you currently are as a writer
•  A brief description of what you’d like to use the residency to work on
•  Two pages of a script that you’ve written
•  Confirmation of your availability for both residencies and which production you would prefer to be attached to, and why.

How to apply: Please email your materials to

Deadline: 16 February 2018 at 5pm

Source: BroadwayWorld UK

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