New Writers Programme


Selladoor Worldwide are excited to launch their New Writers Programme - offering ten participants the opportunity to develop their skills as part of our bridging initiative.

The short course entitled “Responding and Adapting to the New Normal” is an eight-week series of sessions for anyone at the early stages of their writing career. An incredible opportunity for those interested in developing their writing craft, this 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. Part of the government’s Cultural Recovery programme, this course is free of charge to successful applicants.

The course will run on Monday evenings from the 11th January to the 1st March. Sessions will look at character, structure and style, and build to each participant creating a short play responding to their recent experience of the world. Each piece will be created specifically to reflect the ‘new normal’ and thus should be designed to be performed online or without an audience. Final plays will be performed by professional actors and released online in the week of the 29th March

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. Sessions will take place online (or in person in Deptford if possible), and participants will be expected to complete tasks outside of the classroom.

To apply, please email [email protected] with details of any prior writing experience (no experience is necessary), and max. 250 words on why you would benefit from being a part of this course. You must be able to attend weekly evening sessions in Deptford to apply.

We are committed to recruitment practices that promote diversity and inclusion and so welcome applications regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief.

Application deadline: 7th December 2020.