Theatr Clwyd’s Writer in Residence Scheme
Part of TYFU | GROW
Our Creative Development Programme
Applications open until Friday 25 October 2019
We are a home for writers in Wales, offering the time and space to write within a community of fellow artists without the pressure of ‘showing’ or producing something. We offer residencies connected to our in-house productions so that writers can get to know other artists working here, spend time observing rehearsals and develop ideas in a supportive environment. The Writer in Residence Scheme is generously supported by Gladstone’s Library.
What does the attachment include?
This is a wonderful opportunity to spend some time writing and reflecting on your practice, for us to get to know each other and, if it’s helpful, to get feedback on your work. There is no obligation on you to produce anything for us at the end of the attachment and equally no obligation on us to produce the work. Our hope is that these attachments will form the beginning of a relationship with Theatr Clwyd and a network of writers who can call our theatre home.
In 2020, we will be offering six residencies connected to our in-house productions. Two writers will be on attachment with us at the same time for each of the periods below:
Productions and Dates:
Milky Peaks by Seiriol Davies – Tuesday 10 – Saturday 21 March 2020
Gladstone’s Writing Workshop – Saturday 14 September 2020
For the Grace of You by Alan Harris – Monday 6 April – Friday 17 April 2020
Gladstone’s Writing Workshop – Saturday 11 April 2020
Project Hush by Matthew Bulgo with Manon Wyn Jones and Yasuro Ito,
based on an original idea by Bridget Keehan – Monday 14 – Friday 25 September 2020
Gladstone’s Writing Workshop – Sunday 20 September 2020
Please note that this is a developmental attachment – we want to develop long term relationships with writers and this is one of several ways in which we are doing that. The attachment is about you, rather than what you write while you are here.
We are particularly keen to hear from playwrights working in the Welsh Language.
How to apply
If you are interested, please send an email to [email protected] by 5pm on Friday 25 October 2019.
The email should include:
- A CV of your work as a writer and of other employment, training and education
- A brief description of where you currently are as a writer
- A brief description of what you’d like to use the residency to work on
- Two pages of a script that you’ve written
- Confirmation of your availability and which production you would prefer to be attached to, and why
We welcome applications in Welsh and English.
Please note that the dates of the residencies cannot be changed as rooms at Gladstone’s Library are in high demand and our rehearsal weeks are confirmed. If you cannot join us for the full period, we will not be able to offer you a residency.
We will notify all applicants in due course. You will receive more information after submitting your application.