Writer in Residence Scheme 2024

Theatr Clwyd are delighted to announce the return of our hugely successful Writers in Residence for 2024, in partnership with Gladstone’s Library.

We are a home for writers in Wales, offering the time and space to write within a community of fellow artists without the pressure of ‘showing’ or producing something. We offer residencies connected to our in-house productions so that writers can get to know other artists working here, spend time observing rehearsals and develop ideas in a supportive environment. We want these residencies to allow artists the space to play and create without the need for ‘results’.

The attachment includes:

  • A bursary to cover travel, subsistence and expenses
  • Accommodation at the nearby Gladstone’s Library (a beautiful Grade I listed building and the only Prime Ministerial Library in Britain)
  • Desk space at Theatr Clwyd’s offices in Mold town centre
  • Optional feedback on any work in progress

This is a wonderful opportunity to spend some time writing and reflecting on your practice, for us to get to know each other and, if it’s helpful, to get feedback on your work. There is no obligation on you to produce anything for us at the end of the attachment and equally no obligation on us to produce the work. Our hope is that these attachments will form the beginning of a relationship with Theatr Clwyd and a network of writers who can call our theatre home.

The programme is run in partnership with Gladstone’s Library

Productions and Dates:

In 2024, we will be offering four residencies connected to our in-house productions. Two writers will be on attachment with us at the same time for each of the periods below:

Constellations by Nick Payne – Monday 15 April – Friday 26 April 2024

Rope by Patrick Hamilton – Monday 10 June – Friday 21 June 2024

How to Apply

Please note that this is a developmental attachment - we want to develop long-term relationships with writers and this is one of several ways in which we are doing that. The attachment is about you, rather than what you write while you are here.

We are particularly keen to hear from playwrights working in the Welsh Language as well as playwrights from the global majority and playwrights who are Deaf and/or disabled.

Please note, these residencies are only open to Welsh and/or Wales-based writers.

If you are interested in applying, please send an email to sam.longville@theatrclwyd.com by 5pm on Thursday 21 March 2024.

The email should include:

  • A CV of your work as a writer and of other employment, training and education
  • A brief description of where you currently are as a writer
  • A brief description of what you'd like to use the residency to work on
  • Two pages of a script that you've written
  • Confirmation of your availability and which production you would prefer to be attached to, and why

We will let you know the outcome of your application by Thursday 28th March.

We welcome applications in Welsh and English.

Please note that the dates of the residencies cannot be changed as rooms at Gladstone’s Library are in high demand and our rehearsal weeks are confirmed. If you cannot join us for the full period, we will not be able to offer you a residency.

We look forward to hearing from you.