News Archives: Dramaturgy

Impulse To Make – the 2nd offering from STATE OF THE ARTS

Posted on 19 May 2016 in Dramaturgy IMPULSE TO MAKE - intense and spontaneous creation for theatre makers A physical and dramaturgical workshop for theatre makers interested in improvisation and in making groundbreaking, beautiful work with integrity in a week. Patrick O’Reilly and Hanna Slättne will be sharing the process, the learning points and tools used to create IGNITION. The workshop will stir the imagination, create new connections and explore new ways of working. Date: 18th June, 11 – 5 pm Location: The MAC How to apply: please send a paragraph about your work and what excites you about this opportunity and a CV to by 1st of June. The workshop is free but spaces limited.


Posted on 6 May 2016 in Dramaturgy

Outburst 10 for 10: Making It Queer – STATE OF THE ARTS workshop

Tinderbox is delighted to partner with OUTBURST ARTS to celebrate their 10th anniversary and to launch our new cutting edge State Of The Arts initiative; a ...

STATE OF THE ARTS – a new Tinderbox initiative

Posted on 6 May 2016 in Dramaturgy

Tinderbox is launching a whole new raft of opportunities for theatre makers in Northern Ireland to make work, develop ideas, explore style and process – and above all finding the unique and original potential in their projects. The State Of ...

Fireworks Showcase 22nd and 23rd March

Posted on 3 March 2016 in Dramaturgy FIREWORKS Young Writers Showcase 5 brand new 10 minute plays created for Belfast 5 up-and-coming Northern Irish writing talents Tinderbox’s flag ship young writers programme returns in a new exciting version funded by the Belfast City Council. Creating a portrait of the city and the people living and working here across the 5 different pieces. 22nd and 23rd of March, 7.30pm at the MAC Upstairs Tickets are free but limited so please book in advance: TEL: (028) 9043 93 13 E-mail: For more info click on this post

Lally The Scut Writer Abbie Spallen wins Major International Prize

Posted on 1 March 2016 in Dramaturgy Tinderbox Theatre Company is delighted to announce that Irish playwright, Abbie Spallen, is one of 2016’s recipients of Yale University’s Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes – a major literary award recognising literary achievement and financially nurturing talent. The prestigious prize has an international reach with Spallen now joining the ranks of previous winners such as award-winning playwright and screenwriter Debbie Tucker Green (Stoning Mary, Truth and Reconciliation) and critically acclaimed Helen Edmundson (Blood and Light, Anna Karenina). Writers of fiction, drama, and nonfiction who write in English from anywhere in the world are eligible. This prize is also great recognition for Tinderbox Theatre Company, its programming and tireless support of talent in Northern Ireland.

Fireworks 2015 Young Writers announced

Posted on 20 October 2015 in Dramaturgy

We are very happy to announce our line-up of young writers for this year’s Fireworks programme:

Ryan Brown, Rebecca Crawford, Thomas Hislop, Caitlin Magnall-Kearns, Sean McKibbon, Rebecca Robson.

We will be working with this talented group for the next five ...

Fireworks Young Writers Programme returns!

Posted on 25 September 2015 in Dramaturgy The Tinderbox’s flag ship young writers programme returns in a new exciting version funded by the Belfast City Council. If you are an aspiring theatre writer between 18 and 25 this is for you. Fireworks takes a select group of young writers through the process of writing a stage play, from first idea through rehearsals to a performance draft. Participants then get to see their work performed in a rehearsed reading in front of an audience. The deadline for the applications is 12 noon on the 12th of October. For full programme details, dates and how to apply follow this link FIREWORKS 2015.  

Script reading service suspended

Posted on 8 September 2015 in Dramaturgy It is with regret that Tinderbox has to suspend its free script reading service until further notice. We know how valuable this resource was to writers across Northern Ireland and beyond, but due to the recent funding cuts we currently do not have the resources to read and provide professional written feedback on all the scripts submitted. We will be exploring new models of working and supporting writers and theatremakers from and living in Northern Ireland, so we still want to hear from you as we embark on many exciting upcoming projects. The Tinderbox Dramaturg Hanna Slattne will continue to be an integral part of all our processes and can be contacted by emailing

Tickets are now available for the 360º Scriptwriting Festival 2015

Posted on 7 January 2015 in Dramaturgy The tickets for the 2015 360º Scriptwriting festival is now available on Eventbrite. Tickets are free but to secure your place go to Eventbrite. For the full, jam packed and exciting programme of workshops, talks and networking session click on this post.

360° Script Writing Festival returns in January 2015

Posted on 15 December 2014 in Dramaturgy

The annual 3-day festival, crammed full of workshops and talks on all aspects of scriptwriting across TV, Radio, Theatre and Film, returns to Belfast on the 28th, 29th and 30th of January. Writers speaking at 360° 2015 include: Stuart Carolan, ...