Are you a woman who has written for the stage before? Have you taken a career break? Gotten side tracked by caring responsibilities? Not seen a woman like yourself older and bolder onstage in a while? This may be the paid opportunity with a writing peer group you didn’t know you were looking for.
The Maven’s Programme is a playwright professional development programme providing career support for female identifying writers aged 35+. In a small peer group writers will be paid to explore, through reading and discussion, representation of older female characters on stage with dramaturg Pamela McQueen.
Established Irish female playwrights, Michelle Read, Gina Moxley, Noelle Brown and Deirdre Kinahan will facilitate a group class and one individual mentorship meeting for each participant.
The program includes a paid writing week to create some text and some explorative discussion with the dramaturg to outline a new play. These ideas will be shared in a final session with your fellow playwright participants.
Female playwrights are invited to submit a CV, a five page writing sample and a note describing why you are interested in the Programme. Please send to [email protected] with the subject line: The Maven’s Programme.
Deadline for submission: 5pm, Friday November 18th 2022. .
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