Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Fantastic Writers Fellowships...

Since 1989 the Royal Court Theatre has collaborated with emerging playwrights from all parts of the world. Now in its 22nd year, the International Residency offers international playwrights an opportunity to develop a new play of their own with the Royal Court Theatre. At the same time the International Residency provides these playwrights with a forum to meet and work with leading British writers, directors and performers.

The Royal Court Theatre is one of Europe's leading theatres, which since 1956 has presented a programme of new and innovative drama that has become known throughout the world. The Royal Court's international work has expanded in recent years to include continuing collaborations with theatres in the Americas, Asia, Europe and Africa.

Playwrights will be asked to develop a new play during their time in London, in collaboration with members of the Royal Court Theatre artistic team.  The Residency is an intensive programme that combines a small number of group sessions with individual one-to-one meetings.  There will also be time set aside dedicated to writing and rewriting.  Each Playwright will be teamed with their own British theatre director and translator who will work throughout the Residency to help realise the play.  There will also be the opportunity to work with a specially chosen team of actors in a workshop environment.  More information here

The Charles Pick Fellowship
The Charles Pick Fellowship is dedicated to the memory of the distinguished publisher and literary agent, Charles Pick, whose career began in 1933 and continued until shortly before his death in January 2000. He encouraged young writers at the start of their careers with introductions to other writers and practical and financial help. The Fellowship seeks to continue this spirit of encouragement by giving support to the work of a new and, as yet, unpublished writer of fictional or non-fictional prose. Its purpose is to give promising writers time to devote to the development of his/her talents. The Fellowship will be for six months, starting on 1 September. The award is £10,000. More info here.

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