New writers programme from Selladoor

Published: 22 November 2020
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Previous participants of Selladoor's new writers programme
Responding and Adapting to the New Normal - new writers course
Companion Producer Scheme

Award winning production company Selladoor Worldwide has launched an eight-week New Writers Programme made possible by having received £755,084 in the first round of funding from the Cultural Recovery Fund.

Ten participants will develop their writing skills attending the short course which starts in the new year.

David Hutchinson, CEO of Selladoor Worldwide, said, “our New Writers Programme offers an incredible opportunity for those interested in developing their writing craft. The course will challenge its members to write to a specific brief, giving them the opportunity to have their work produced by an award-winning theatre company, and meet and work with talented professionals along the way.

“Sessions will be led by our in-house staff and visiting experts from across the industry, and enrolment on the course will include access to at least two existing online theatre productions.”

The course, Responding and Adapting to the New Normal, will look at character, structure and style. Participants will each write a short play on "new normal" for performance without an audience to be presented online by professional actors.

Those eligible to apply will live in the Greenwich area of London and be at the early stages of their writing career. No writing experience is necessary.

The course is free of charge and sessions will take place online or in person in Deptford where possible, and participants will be expected to complete tasks outside of the classroom.

Further information is from the Selladoor web site and the deadline for applications is 7 December.

Responding and Adapting to the New Normal accompanies Selladoor's Companion Producer Scheme. This offers two participants a place on their producing training programme, featuring experience across departments and mentoring. Previous experience is not essential. Further information is available from the Selladoor web site. The application deadline is 4 December.