Applications for Chichester Young Playwrights

New Writing South and Chichester Festival Theatre have teamed up for a second year to run this exciting series of workshops for young playwrights based in the south east.

After a highly successful first year, we are now looking for young writers for the 2010/11 programme.

We are looking to select 16 young writers aged between 16-25 to help develop their knowledge and skills as Playwrights. Young people will work with a professional playwright to turn ideas and passion into drama in the context of a producing theatre. They will experience what it is to work in the industry and meet with other theatre professionals. Previous visiting artists have included an astonishing wealth of award-winning playwrights from Ronald Harwood, Chloe Moss, Tim Price and Judy Upton.

Please could you pass this on to any young people you think may be interested. 

To apply:

Send in two A4 sides of creative writing on a subject of your choice. This can be in script format, or could be a short story or poem, what we want to see is creative flair; no prior experience of writing for theatre is needed.

Please send your creative writing, along with a short extract as to why you would like to take part, to Rupert Rowbotham, Learning & Participation Director, at Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6AP. Or email

Deadline for applications: 5pm Friday 24 September 2010.

Want to develop your own Young Playwrights Programme?
If you would like to work with New Writing South to develop your own Young Playwrights Programme at your theatre, please get in touch with Anna Jefferson, Creative Learning Manager, to discuss possible collaborations.

T: 01273 735353 


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