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Here’s some information about an opportunity for young playwrights which has been sent through to us. DEADLINE: 16 APRIL


Young Muslim Playwrights

Everyone has a story. What’s yours?

The Royal Court is running an 11-week playwriting group starting in May 2010 to develop and nurture the next generation of young Muslim writers.  Each weekly session will involve sharing ideas, reading and talking about plays and writing exercises.  You will work towards writing a new play, which we will read in consideration for production here at theRoyal Court.  

Previous group members include Alia Bano, whose play Shades was produced in the 2009 Young Writers Festival.  Alia was the recipient of this year’s Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright.  Other graduates include Hammaad Chaudry, whose playSalaam Mr Bush was read in the 2009 Young Writers Festival.

No previous playwriting experience is needed.  To apply for the course, send us a maximum of 10 pages of writing intended for live performance on the stage.  If your application is successful you’ll be invited to come to the weekly playwriting workshops at the Royal Court theatre, led by a professional playwright.  

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: FRIDAY 16th APRIL 2010.  Please read the submissions guidelines Submission Guidelines and include a submission formSubmission form

If you want to know more or need help getting started call Clare McQuillan on 0207 565 5050 or email If you do not live in London or the South East but would like to apply for financial assistance to cover travel costs to the weekly workshops, please email

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