Mentored 2017

About the Programme

Applications are now closed and will reopen summer 2018.

Every year, Playwrights' Studio, Scotland selects six aspiring or emerging playwrights for an eight month programme of mentoring. The Mentoring Programme is delivered by established professional playwrights, to support the development of new plays. This is an opportunity to improve playwriting skills and gain valuable insight into the playwriting process and profession.

Playwrights' Studio organises a readthrough and discussion with professional actors and directors for all the selected playwrights, followed by a public sharing of extracts from the plays. We will also organise at least one theatre trip during the eight month Programme, as well as providing workshops and other opportunities to meet theatre, radio and TV professionals.

Programme Summary:

  • Six monthly mentoring sessions with an established professional playwright, which includes script in progress feedback
  • Theatre visit
  • Supporting workshops
  • Individual readthrough with professional actors and directors
  • Public sharing of extracts from all six plays.

Dates for programme:

Playwrights Induction Day: Tuesday 12 December (full day)

Mentoring: Six two-hour sessions scheduled mid-month between January and June

Individual Readthrough: Two half day sessions on Tuesday 10 and/or Wednesday 11 July 2018

Public Sharing: The evening of Wednesday 11 July 2018

The theatre trip and workshops are anticipated to take place between April and June.

Approximately 70 playwrights have been mentored through this Programme. These include Adura Onashile (Fringe First Award-winning Expensive Shit, HeLa)James Ley (Love Song to Lavender MenaceThe Ego Plays)  Rob Drummond (Grain in the BloodThe BroonsUncanny Valley); Lynda Radley (The InterferenceFutureproof) and DC Jackson (Stan Lee's Lucky ManKill Johnny GlendenningThe Stewarton TrilogyMy Romantic History).

Find out more about the application process for Mentoring.


This year's mentored playwrights:


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