Writers' Guild and RADA partnership on scheme for writers

Published: 14 August 2012
Reporter: David Chadderton

The Writers' Guild of Great Britain has partnered with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art on a scheme for writers at any stage of their careers to develop an unperformed work.

Entitled Plays of Innocence and Experience, the scheme is funded by WGGB's new Writers Foundation and will begin with a weekend in October to develop plays of promise through readings, workshops and criticism with actors, directors and dramaturgs. This will take place at the former Drill Hall in London, now RADA Studios.

Each writer will work with a professional director and/or dramaturg and a group of actors who are alumni or postgraduate students from RADA. There is a possibility of some plays being developed further after this weekend.

To apply, writers must send copies of their unperformed unpublished script, an application letter and a brief biography before the extended deadline of 10 September.

For full details of how to apply, see the WGGB web site.