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TOR Emerging Writers

TOR Emerging Writers is a brand new writers' programme, offering new and emerging writers the opportunity to develop their writer's toolkit, develop a long-form piece and have it performed to an audience.

Our emerging writers will receive eight masterclasses from professionals working at the cutting edge in theatre, film and TV in Wales and beyond. Throughout the programme, they will be given three feedback sessions upon their work. The programme culminates in each writer having a rehearsed reading of their piece at The Other Room to the public and industry professionals.

In partnership with Bad Wolf (His Dark Materials, A Discovery of Witches) we are looking to discover the next generation of Welsh and Wales-based writers. Two sessions will be led by members of the Bad Wolf development team, empowering writers to take their vision from the page to the screen.

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Key dates for the course are as follows:

Masterclass 1 – 09/12/2019
Masterclass 2 – 16/12/2019
Masterclass 3 – 17/02/2020
Masterclass 4 – 24/02/2020
Masterclass 5 – 06/03/2020
Masterclass 6 – 09/03/2020
Masterclass 7 – 16/03/2020
Masterclass 8 – 23/03/2020
Rehearsed Readings – w/c 25/05/2020

The course costs £110. We are offering two places free of charge and small contributions to travel fees for writers who couldn’t attend otherwise. We actively encourage writers from under-represented backgrounds to apply.

PLEASE NOTE: we are unable to reduce the cost of the course if you are unable to attend sessions.

To apply, please email nerida@otherroomtheatre.com with the subject heading;
‘TOR Emerging Writers’.

Deadline for applications is 11pm on December 1st 2019. In your email, please include your name, age, contact details and short intorudctionary letter or video. In this letter/video please include:

  • a short introduction to yourself,
  • a summary of your writing experience so far and/or which writers inspire you,
  • and, an explanation why you’d like to be a member of TOR Emerging Writers.

If you are eligible for a subsidised place, please let us know in your email.