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Be a part of the Uprising!

12th December 2014 by Martin Gibbons

UPRISING – a new writer on attachment scheme from Monkeywood Theatre

Do you have an idea that’s burning a hole in your pocket?

Monkeywood Theatre are offering 3 writer-on-attachment placements. We want to hear from writers new to the company who feel they’d benefit from a 6-month attachment to develop an idea from spark to script.

During the attachment, each writer will receive advice and support from the company to write two drafts of a brand new play. The plays will be produced for an audience in June 2015 at a rehearsed reading at The Lowry, and following this we’ll hope to continue these relationships and offer further support to the writers.

We’re hoping to hear from writers from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience levels. We don’t mind what the plays are about – the opportunity is about writers developing the play that’s important to them. What’s important is that you’ve got a brilliant, urgent idea that you’re burning to write.

Each writer will receive a £1000 seed commission. Following the rehearsed reading in June, all rights will revert to the writers of the plays.

To apply, please send us:

• An up to date CV, not necessarily limited to writing;
• A brief covering letter outlining why this opportunity would be helpful to you now;
• A sample of your writing, up to a maximum of 10 pages;
• 200 words (maximum) outlining the play idea you’d wish to develop during the attachment.

Please send the above to with UPRISING and your name in the subject line by Monday 5th January 2015.

Monkeywood Theatre are a Manchester theatre company making and touring innovative, accessible and high quality new plays. We make plays that are rooted in our Mancunian community and increasingly we work collaboratively with artists and audiences to make our work. A key focus of our work is in attracting, engaging and retaining audiences who do not usually attend theatre. We’re Associate Artists of The Lowry and 4 times Manchester Theatre Award nominees. More information at or email

This opportunity is funded by Arts Council England via Grants for the Arts.

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