Hampstead Theatre have announced a new, paid playwriting programme Writing the Bigger Picture that focuses on writing for the bigger stage, led by multi-award winning television and theatre writer Mike Bartlett (BBC’s Doctor Foster, King Charles III).
Applications for the programme are now open to 18+ year-olds who have had at least one play produced, and the process will last for eight weeks, with Bartlett mentoring one-to-one.
Writing the Bigger Picture is an open initiative aiming for ten writers from across the UK to develop their skills with large scale productions. Those who participate will be paid £1,000.
The venue also announce INSPIRE, a new, free youth project for 13-17 year-olds based in Camden. Led by Roy Williams and Hampstead’s Literary Department, the group is for emerging playwrights and will include rehearsed readings of nine full-length plays.
Venturing online and completely free to participate, INSPIRE will be led by director, Lizzie Manwaring (Hampstead Theatre Resident Assistant Director, 2019-2020), supported by literary manager Davina Moss.
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