Scripts Ireland’s Playwriting Festival 

Selected playwrights receive a week of mentoring and script development.

Scripts Ireland’s Playwriting Festival is seeking new plays to inspire and incite.

The theme for 2022 is ESCAPE. 

Scripts Ireland’s Playwriting Festival is an annual four-day festival in Birr Co. Offaly dedicated to new Irish plays—the writing of them, the development and nurturing of them.

Three scripts most suited for development will be selected through a rigorous shortlisting process.

These selected playwrights then receive a week of mentoring and script development under the guidance of Playwright and Screenwriter Eugene O’Brien, where the whole process of writing and rewriting is explored in a collaborative supportive environment. 

The festival supports three playwrights with a team of artists to mentor, develop and produce the emerging scripts for a rehearsed reading, directed by Jim Culleton of Fishamble. Industry professionals then judge the final versions and a winner is selected.

The deadline to apply is Monday 14 March, 5pm

Further details here,


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