2017 Resident Playwright



The search for Papatango’s 2017 Resident Playwright begins!

The Residency provides a £2000 seed commission, one-to-one dramaturgy, and script development workshops with professional actors to complete a brilliant new play, with an option for a full production by Papatango.

Applications for the Residency are, like all Papatango opportunities, completely free and anonymous. Any resident of the UK or Ireland can apply regardless of experience.

Applications can be submitted from 22 Maymidnight, 1 June. Please note the deadline as no extension is possible.

Applications should be made via email to scripts@papatango.co.uk with the subject line: “[Your Name] RP Application”. Please note that your name should be in the email subject line but not on the application itself.

Please provide in either Microsoft Word or PDF formats:

1) A cover letter of not more than 500 words in total that describes the play you would like to write while Resident Playwright, and explains what the Residency would mean for you. There is no need for you to go into full detail of plot or characters for the play; a short summary of the topic and the themes you want to tackle would be ideal. We don’t expect you to have mapped out or written the proposed play; that’s what the Residency is for!

2) Two samples of your playwriting, no more than 10 pages each. These can be extracts from separate full-length plays, different scenes from the same full-length play, or complete short plays. These may be plays you have had staged, published, or read, or plays that are hidden in your bottom drawer and that no one has ever seen. You may even write them just for this application. It’s up to you.

All applicants should receive an automated email acknowledgement of their entry. If you don’t receive this please contact us via the contact page on this website; otherwise, rest assured we have received and will consider your application.

We regret that given the sheer volume of entries, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place on Friday 9 June either in person or via Skype.

We hope to hear from you soon. Good luck!