VAULT Festival New Writers Programme 2019 Application
The VAULT Festival New Writers Programme is an 8 week practical writing course taking place at VAULT Festival 2019 (23 January – 17 March) for prospective writers over the age of 18 who have never had a full-length play staged before. Absolute beginners are highly encouraged.

Please read the course information below carefully before applying to ensure you are eligible to participate in the course.

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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 6pm, Saturday 1st December 2018.
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TO APPLY

To apply for the VAULT Festival New Writers Programme you must:
- Be over the age of 18
- Have never had a full-length play staged before
- Have not received any professional training in writing for the stage
- Submit 5 pages of writing for the stage. Your writing submission can take any form, so long as it is intended to be performed on stage.

KEY COURSE INFORMATION

- Six successful applicants will be announced publicly as participants of the VAULT Festival New Writers Programme
- An introductory Meet & Greet event will be held at The Vaults in Waterloo in mid-January
- Participants will be expected to attend weekly workshops at VAULT Festival. Workshops will last approx. 3 hours and will run every Saturday morning from 10am-1pm, starting on Saturday 26th January 2019 and lasting 8 weeks.
- Optional weekly group show trips with post-show discussion will take place each week of the festival
- Participants will develop a 1 hour play/piece of writing for the stage in their own time over the 8 weeks
- 10 minute extracts of all plays developed during the course will be guest directed, cast and rehearsed over the final week of the course (Monday 11th March - Saturday 16th March 2019). These extracts will then be presented as part of an exciting industry showcase performance on Saturday 16th March 2019.

Successful applicants will be notified in mid-December.

If you have any questions, email: newwriters@vaultfestival.com

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