The Royal Court has announced the 2015 International Playwrights Group which will take place in London, Mon 6 – Fri 24 Jul 2015.
SEVEN international playwrights will have a great opportunity to spend time at the Royal Court Theatre in London, developing a new play. It also offers international theatre artists a forum to meet and work with leading British writers, directors, practitioners and performers.
International playwrights will be asked to develop a new play during their time in London in collaboration with members of the Royal Court artistic team. Writers will follow an intensive programme that combines group sessions led by leading British theatre makers with individual one-toone meetings. Each playwright will be teamed with a Royal Court script advisor and translator who will work with them to help realise their new play. There will also be an opportunity to share work with the rest of the group in a workshop environment, working with a company of professional actors.
Participants will need to have a good working knowledge of English as all meetings and group sessions will be conducted in English. Previous groups of participants included Ukrainian playwright Natalia Vorozhbit.
The Royal Court Theatre may seek funding for successful candidates in order to pay for their participation. International travel, subsistence and accommodation will be provided by the Royal Court Theatre, supported by a number of local and international funding bodies.
Applicants are expected to provide:
- A completed application form in English (download here)
- A recent example of your work (this should be an original, full length stage play in the original language and not an adaptation)
- Two letters of recommendation from people who know your theatre work
- A personal statement as to why the International Playwrights Group would be of particular benefit to your development as a writer.
The deadline for application is 30 January 2015.