Inspire: The Next Playwright Programme | Hampstead Theatre

This year Hampstead Theatre is launching Inspire: The Next Playwright Programme, an opportunity for playwrights aged between 18 and 25 to develop their craft under the mentorship of award-winning playwright Roy Williams.

Beginning in September 2017, the playwrights will attend monthly group sessions with Roy and visiting practitioners, as well as one-on-one meetings. They will also be given the opportunity to submit drafts for feedback and to hold a reading of their work with professional actors at Hampstead Theatre. In September 2018, all drafts will be considered for presentation in our Downstairs studio, and the playwrights will meet with our Executive team to discuss their work.

The programme is completely free and Hampstead will offer a bursary of £200 towards travel throughout the year.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 2 July; more information about the programme and the application process can be found on the Hampstead Theatre website.

This is a free opportunity.