News Archives: Dramaturgy

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, ...

Playwriting – making it work, getting it on

Posted on 6 October 2014 in Dramaturgy

Tinderbox Dramaturg Hanna Slattne joins a panel on supporting new work and playwrights at the Irish Writers Centre in Dublin this week.  The event ‘Playwriting – making it work, getting it on’, is organised by the Stewart Parker Trust and...

Fireworks Young Writers Showcase 29th of September

Posted on 18 September 2014 in Dramaturgy Big subjects, exotic worlds, complex situations, supernatural stirrings.  Tinderbox is proud to present 6 short new plays by our 6 Young Writers taking part of Fireworks this year: Kathryn Jenkins, Terry McCartan, Susannah McKenna, Christopher Moore, Holly Murdock and Shannen O’Doherty The showcase is taking place at the Brian Friel Theatre at Queens on Monday 29th September, 7.30pm. Tickets are free but limited so please book in advance: TEL: (028) 9043 93 13 E-mail:  


Posted on 16 May 2014 in Dramaturgy We are very happy to announce our line-up of young writers for this year’s Fireworks programme: Kathryn Jenkins, Terry McCartan, Susannah McKenna, Christopher Moore, Holly Murdock, Shannen O’Doherty and Joanna Robinson. We will be working with this talented group for the next five months as they develop original new work. Their scripts will be presented in a rehearsed reading with professional actors at the end of September, in what is always a great night of theatre. read more...

Summertime shortlisted for the Zebbie Award

Posted on 30 April 2014 in Dramaturgy

David Ireland’s play Summertime, produced in October 2013 has been shortlisted for the Writers Guild of Ireland’s Zebbie Awards 2014. Summertime is shortlisted in the playscript category. David’s play Everything Between Us, which went on to win the Meyer ...

Applications for Fireworks Young Writers Programme now open

Posted on 19 March 2014 in Dramaturgy Are you an aspiring stage writer aged 18 to 25? Check out the Fireworks 2014. Tinderbox Young Writers Programme takes you through a 6 months journey from idea to performance draft, developing your skills in writing for the stage as well as understanding theatre. Deadline for application is 1st of May. To find out more and the full schedule click here Firework 2014