Alphabetti Theatre support emerging and established artists to explore, experiment and discover excellence. To do this we have a range of opportunities, particularly for keen writers, to get involved with in order to develop their work. Have a read below and click through the links to see which opportunities might suit you. If there's nothing listed that you feel applies to you then get in touch with us to see what we can do to support you!
Just Write - opportunities for new theatre writers
Just Write is an exciting way for theatre writers in North East England to grow their skills, create quality theatre, and see their work produced on stage.
Starting in January 2019 and supported by an initial 12 month grant from Arts Council England, our programmes will help writers take important early steps in their careers. We’re going to be running short courses, workshops to develop one-act plays, a mentoring scheme with experienced writing professionals, and informal gatherings. There will be opportunities throughout the year to have new work performed by some of the region’s finest actors.
We are also launching a North East Writer’s Community – run for writers, by writers – and offering participants the chance to win commissions from Alphabetti Theatre, Coracle and The Six Twenty. Around 140 performing artists will be involved in Just Write during 2019, and 45 writers will get to see their work produced.
We aim to make writing accessible to anyone who is serious about putting words into actor’s mouths. You need to be over 16 and living in North East England, but you can get stuck into our programmes regardless of previous experience. All we ask is that you start by taking part in a Write Something short course. From there you can get involved in the rest.
Just Write isn’t one thing. It’s lots of things, under one banner. A series of writing programmes with real opportunities to progress. It’s a chance to start your writing journey, grow your talent, get serious about making theatre, and to…well…just write!
Who is behind Just Write?
Just Write is led by Ben Dickenson, Artist Development Manager at Alphabetti Theatre and Executive Producer of City of Dreams. The Just Write programmes are delivered in association with Alphabetti Theatre, with creative direction from Ali Pritchard, and with help from our partners at Coracle and The Six Twenty.
The 2019 Just Write programme is an Arts Council England funded project.
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