London’s Bush Theatre has announced Trish Cooke as its inaugural writer in residence.
As part of the 18-month residency Cooke will write a full-length play and mentor emerging artists.
The writer’s credits include Rapunzel, Cinderella and Running Dream at Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Cooke said: “When I sent my new play to the Bush Theatre I was delighted when Lynette [Linton] invited me in for a chat and subsequently offered me the residency.
“The post will give me the opportunity to develop some new ideas in an environment that encourages and supports new writers and also respects and values the work of writers that have been here for a long time.
“It’s an honour to be attached to such an innovative theatre.”
The Bush has also announced a series of new masterclass events with theatremakers including the venue’s artistic director Lynette Linton, associate director Daniel Bailey, writers Margaret Perry and Ella Road and producers Shawab Iqbal and Tobi Kyeremateng.