NEWS

17
OCT

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE PHELIM DONLON PLAYWRIGHT’S BURSARY & RESIDENCY 2020

17 OCT 2019

L-R, clockwise: Phelim Donlon, Fiona Doyle, Dylan Coburn Gray, Karen Cogan and Amy Conroy

Irish Theatre Institute and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig are delighted to announce the call for the 5th Phelim Donlon Playwright’s Bursary & Residency. The Bursary and Residency provides a professional, produced playwright with the time, physical resources and mentoring necessary to support their writing of a new play. The award comprises the ITI writer’s bursary of €2,000 and a two weeks’ fully resourced residency in Annaghmakerrig.

Named in honour of Phelim Donlon, former Drama Officer at the Arts Council and a dedicated member of the first Irish Theatre Institute PLAYOGRAPHYIreland Advisory Panel, this award is an acknowledgement of his valued contribution to Irish theatre.

Application is open to playwrights primarily resident on the island of Ireland with a minimum of one full-length play professionally produced in Ireland, by an established production company, festival or independent producer. Priority will be given to individual writers over writing collectives, writing teams or writing partnerships. Writers who have previously submitted to this award, but were unsuccessful, are welcome to re-apply.

Applications will be accepted at any time until the deadline at 12pm (midday), Friday 1st November 2019.  

For full details on the call, submission and the application process please see the PDF/Word Document below. Further details are available from Leigh Hussey, Programme Co-ordinator, lhussey@irishtheatreinstitute.ie.

The Phelim Donlon Playwright’s Bursary & Residency is supported through the generosity of a private donor and funded by the Arts Council /An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

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