Young Harts Writing Festival 2018

Harts Theatre Company in partnership with Lyric Hammersmith presents the Young Harts Writing Festival 2018.

Young Harts Writing Festival is an inter-borough new writing festival, which merges the gap between emerging young artists and professionals. Through an online competition, six plays from emerging young writers will be chosen. They receive a £100 commission and a free writing master class with Inua Ellams, as well as another month to complete their plays. Each young writer will be partnered with a professional writer as a mentor.

The theme is Home, and they are particularly interested in ethnically diverse writers. The opportunity is open to those between 11-25 year-olds.

What they’re looking for:

  • Your play must be NO MORE than 10 minutes in length.
  • They will be choosing 6 (including one special commendation piece) original plays from outstanding writers aged 11-25 who have a story that relates to the theme.
  • They are looking for writers with a unique and distinctive voice. There is no skills remit, or level of experience you need to have. They want to hear from everyone who has a story to tell.
  • If selected, your piece will be performed as part of the festival on 6th or 7th April 2018 at Lyric Hammersmith.
  • Your play should only feature between 2 and 5 characters. They will not accept monologues
  • The festival is aimed at mixed age audiences. Therefore they ask that pieces do not contain excessive use of swear words or depictions of sex and violence.

How to apply: To apply, you must download an application form which can be found here, and email this along with your play to with the subject line ‘Young Harts Fest 2018’ and your name.

Deadline: 16 February 2018 at 5pm 

Source: Word of mouth

2 thoughts on “Young Harts Writing Festival 2018”

    1. Hi Shea,

      This particular opportunity is for young emerging writers within the age group of 11-25. Might you see many of our other opportunities that are open to a range of writers, emerging or established, of many age groups.


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