London’s Royal Court announces new playwriting opportunities
London’s Royal Court Theatre has announced two new schemes for writers, including a year-long placement at the venue.
The Lynne Gagliano Writers Award has been named after the former head of the Royal Court’s Young Court, who died suddenly in summer 2016.
It will support a young writer aged 18 to 25 to undertake a writing assignment and create a new piece of work with the Royal Court over the course of a year.
Applications for the scheme will open in June, with the Royal Court aiming to find a writer who has not previously engaged with the theatre.
The theatre has also announced the Royal Court/Oberon Books Climate Commission, which will be an environmental initiative in playwriting. Further details of this scheme are to be revealed.
Both initiatives were announced alongside the Royal Court’s latest season.
We need your help…
When you subscribe to The Stage, you’re investing in our journalism. And our journalism is invested in supporting theatre and the performing arts.
The Stage is a family business, operated by the same family since we were founded in 1880. We do not receive government funding. We are not owned by a large corporation. Our editorial is not dictated by ticket sales.
We are fully independent, but this means we rely on revenue from readers to survive.
Help us continue to report on great work across the UK, champion new talent and keep up our investigative journalism that holds the powerful to account. Your subscription helps ensure our journalism can continue.