News Archives: Dramaturgy

Tinderbox Dramaturg wins prestigious Kenneth Tynan Award

Posted on 25 October 2016 in Dramaturgy

Mark Ravenhill and Hanna Slattne

Tinderbox Dramaturg Hanna Slättne was awarded the prestigious Kenneth Tynan Award at a ceremony in London on Sunday evening.  The award was presented to her by playwright Mark Ravenhill and is a biannual event hosted ...

STATE OF THE ARTS workshop – MANY STORIES:DIFFERENT VOICES – playing with polyvocality

Posted on 14 August 2016 in Dramaturgy MANY STORIES:DIFFERENT VOICES is a professional workshop for theatre makers. It’s a 2 day practical workshop and participants will work in groups to develop materials, structure them and come up with a production concept, so some experience in making work for audiences is helpful. We are looking for writers, performers, storytellers, directors and/or choreographers. Click on post for further details.

OPEN CALL for writers and theatremakers during September

Posted on 11 August 2016 in Dramaturgy Tinderbox is very excited to offer two different opportunities; for playwrights and for theatremakers, to make a submission through our OPEN CALL during the month of September 2016. The window is open from the 1st of September until midnight on Monday 26th of September. For details click on this post

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.