Pitlochry Festival Theatre Welcomes Writers with creation of dedicated WritersRoom
We are throwing open our doors to writers as part of our new artistic ambition to engage and deepen the theatre’s connection with writers at all stages of their careers.
Elizabeth Newman, PFT’s Artistic Director said:
“I invite all writers, who are at any stage in their careers to engage with us. We are opening our doors to writers to come and join us at the Theatre. Send an email to Writers@pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com to book a space in one of our WritersRoom spaces to write your new work. The spaces are available from 10.30am – 5.30pm, Monday to Saturday. You’ll also be able to book online to attend rehearsals at the Theatre and Writers’ Workshops led by our great playwrights working in Scotland. We want to support writers to tell their stories and create a space where artists can make powerful work that gives a voice to Scotland and its incredible people. Situated in the centre of Scotland, we are determined that PFT become the beating heart of Scottish Theatre – we want to be a place that grows plays as well as plants and people.”
The WritersRoom has two specially designed spaces at the Theatre. The Tummel Room has been created to offer writers the opportunity to be inspired by PFT’s natural landscape as it looks onto the river. There is also the Reading Room. This is connected to the Theatre’s rehearsal spaces, which will act as a library for writers, as well as another writing space. These new writing spaces will offer physical support for writers to help germinate and generate stories that PFT’s Artistic Team hopes will find a home in Pitlochry or with one of PFT’s partners like Perth Theatre, Traverse, Luminate, The Tron, Royal Lyceum, Solar Bear, HOME, plus many more. Throughout the year there will be opportunities to learn from other great playwrights and dramaturgs like David Greig and Timberlake Wertenbaker. All these sessions will be free.
For tickets, more information or to secure your seat at these free events, please call PFT’s Box Office on 01796 484626 or email: Boxoffice@pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com.
Every year we open our doors to artists and writers from across the UK by offering residencies of varying lengths, to develop new work here in picturesque Pitlochry. We invite writers and artists who are at any stage in their career and from all disciplines, genres and forms and we offer space, support and connections for developing new stories and works of art.
The application process for 2019 is now closed and will reopen in the new year. Please check back here for updates.