News Archives: Dramaturgy

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

Sound Stories at SARC

Posted on 4 March 2014 in Dramaturgy Tinderbox and SARC presents a selection of short sound plays. In 2013 we brought together writers Colin Bell, Michael Duke, Rosemary Jenkinson and Jimmy McAleavey with sonic artists Justin Yang and Peter Stitt as part of our Writers Lab. Pleases join us to experience the experimental and visceral sound journeys which came out of the collaboration. The pieces are work in progress. March 12th at 8pm at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Cloreen Park, Belfast BT9 5HN Tickets are free but please reserve your place by contacting Tinderbox on 02890 439313 or e-mail Hanna at

Pick ‘n’ Mix 2014 Call For Proposals

Posted on 24 February 2014 in Dramaturgy The busiest theatre festival in the year is returning to the MAC at the end of June. Pick ‘n’ Mix is a weekend-long festival and in 2014 it will take place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June with the potential to extend into Monday 30th. This is the call for a wide range of new and inventive shows: dance, theatre and performance art. The MAC has two theatres and lots of nooks and crannies suitable for more intimate performances and foyer events.

360 Script Writing Festival 22-24 January 2014

Posted on 8 January 2014 in Dramaturgy The annual festival for writers featuring talks, workshops, Q&A’s and networking events will take place in Belfast 22nd – 24th of January. This exciting opportunity to immerse yourselves in all things scriptwriting is organised by BBC NI Drama and Tinderbox Theatre Company and we are delighted to present the full programme for 2014. Click on this post for the full programme and how to book your tickets.