5 December, 2019

Announcing a new Playwriting Group for writers in Perth and Kinross!

Applications are now open to join the Perthshire Plays Playwriting Group. The creation of the Group follows consultation with writers at a New Writing Open Day at Perth Theatre in November.Applications are invited from people with a keen interest in creating theatre for Perthshire audiences. You don’t need previous playwriting experience, but you do need a passion to write for the stage and a willingness to work with others.

Guided by Perthshire playwright Lesley Wilson, and involving other professional playwrights from across Scotland, the Playwriting Group will give you the tools to write a play, improve your writing skills, and increase your confidence, all in a supportive environment.

As part of the Playwriting Group, you will receive:

  • A supportive and committed group of playwrights meeting regularly

  • Six guest workshops, led by professional playwrights

  • Four private group sessions

  • Three public events, offering you the opportunity to present work in progress as part of developing your skills and learning

  • Six free Masterclasses (chargeable to the general public)

  • Script-in-progress feedback from two of Scotland's leading Artistic Directors

  • Writing desk at each partner venue.


Perthshire Plays is a new joint Programme between Horsecross Arts, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Birnam Arts, playwright Lesley Wilson & Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland which aims to provide platforms for new and existing playwrights, giving them opportunities to develop their craft and share their work with audiences across the region.

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