Photo: Roy Williams and Edward Hall with the 2017/18 Inspire playwrights

THE INSPIRE PROGRAMME

Hampstead Theatre is driven by an ambition to challenge, influence and shape the future of British Theatre. The INSPIRE Programme is an opportunity for playwrights with new ideas, talent and energy to develop their craft under the mentorship of award-winning playwright Roy Williams. We are looking for innovative and lateral thinkers, dedicated to creating entertaining and original theatre.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

INSPIRE playwrights work with Roy Williams for one year to develop and complete a full length play. The playwrights attend monthly group sessions with Roy and visiting practitioners, as well as one-on-one meetings. They are also given the opportunity to submit drafts for feedback and to hold a reading of their work with actors at Hampstead Theatre. In autumn 2019, all drafts will be considered for presentation in our Downstairs studio, and the playwrights will meet with our Executive team to discuss their work. We do our best to organise sessions around the schedules of our playwrights.

The playwrights are invited to see all Main Stage and Downstairs shows at Hampstead Theatre for free, to attend rehearsals and production meetings where possible, and to meet with and learn from the Hampstead Theatre teams.  

APPLICATIONS FOR THE INSPIRE PROGRAMME ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED.

We will open for applications in summer 2019. Keep an eye on our website for more information.

For any further questions, please email inspire@hampsteadtheatre.com.

We are grateful to Rodney and Zmira Hornstein and to the Noël Coward Foundation for their generous support.  

 

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