Are You Aged Between 16 – 25 Years And Interested In Writing?  Fancy Trying Your Hand At Playwriting?

Dumfries and Galloway based theatre company, Bunbury Banter, is looking for young adults, either based or originally from Dumfries and Galloway and aged between 16-25 years, to participate in a Young Playwright’s programme.


Over 12 months, the programme will allow the young writers an opportunity to develop their work within the theatrical medium and be encouraged and supported to experiment and develop their voice as playwrights.


The programme will involve regular workshops with some of the UK’s leading playwrights and theatre creatives, visits to see theatre productions, play readings, and access to resources, as well as mentoring with the company’s Artistic Director Ali Anderson-Dyer and the Bunbury Banter team. The writers will gain access to some of the UK’s leading and award-winning playwrights including May SumbwanyambeNicola McCartney, Douglas MaxwellMorna Young and Mariem Omari.


The writers will be taken on a journey towards creating their own final piece, which will be developed with professional actors, with a semi-staged presentation before an invited audience of Scottish Theatre professionals.


Deadline for submissions: Monday 15 March, 5pm

Full details on how to apply visit: https://www.bunbanter.com/young-playwrights-programme/


Feedback from a young playwright:

If anyone is wanting to get experience in becoming a playwright, this programme is the best there is to offer. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it a thousand times over.” Thomas (2020 participant)


Its lovely to see the new generation of talent thats out there in Dumfries and Galloway.” Catherine Grosvenor (Playwright)


The Young Playwrights Programme is created in partnership with Theatre Royal Dumfries and Peter Pan Moat Brae and is funded by The Holywood Trust and Creative Scotland.

It is supported by the Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland and Dumfries And Galloway Arts Festival.


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