Discover: Opportunity for aspiring South Asian women playrights

We’re working with Kali TheatreLeeds Playhouse and Hampstead Theatre on the Discovery programme – a free writing programme for women writers of South Asian descent*.

Discovery is open to UK based female writers of South Asian descent who are eligible to live and work in the UK, and who have not had a play presented as a full production.  No previous playwriting experience is necessary.

The programme runs from September 2021 to March 2022 and includes:

  • 3 playwriting workshops led by leading female practitioners
  • Dramaturgical support to develop their 10-page submission into a 20-minute play
  • Rehearsal with actors and director
  • Two public performances of a staged reading as part of a showcase for industry, friends and family
  • A bursary towards travel expenses and childcare

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 29 July.

Learn more about the application process and apply here:

Our Reader Panel at each venue will read and select the four most promising plays.  We will let you know the outcome by mid-September.

*At least one parent must be descended from the diasporas of the Indian subcontinent

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