RSC advertises for writer-in-residence

Published: 1 June 2024
Reporter: Steve Orme

New role: the writer-in-residence will develop work for the RSC stages

The Royal Shakespeare Company is looking for a writer-in-residence to develop its work for RSC stages and to mentor writers in their craft.

This is a newly created role, and the successful applicant will work closely with co-artistic directors Daniel Evans and Tamara Harvey to “bring an understanding of different perspectives and approaches to the development of new plays from theatre and other media”.

It is essential that applicants have experience of having their own work produced by at least three different theatre companies and on a large scale, of the commissioning and development process from a writer's perspective and of the commissioning and development process in other media.

The writer-in-residence is a full-time, fixed-term position for 18 months, based in London, with work across different locations including Stratford. The salary is £61,000 per year.

Applications should be made at the RSC web site. The closing date is Sunday 16 June, and interviews will be held at the end of June and the beginning of July.

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