Dramaturgy at Tinderbox

Tinderbox has an all year programme providing dramaturgical support and processes for writers, theatre workers and other artists exploring theatre as a medium.

Please visit the Writers Centre for full details of our different initiatives for writers: from the start of writers’ interest in writing for the stage to professional commissions. Click here for the Writers Centre

We run an annual programme for aspiring stage writers between 16 and 25 called Fireworks. This is a 4-5 months long programme of workshops and writing a short play performed by professional actors. Click here for more info on Fireworks – Young Writers Programme

Tinderbox initiates in collaboration with other companies and organizations a range of Special Projects that aim to create events and opportunities for theatre practitioners and stage writers. Click here to find out more about the Special Projects

In addition, Tinderbox administers the Joint Sectoral Dramaturgy Project – a sector wide project encouraging a rigorous approach to new work and available to theatre companies and practitioners across Northern Ireland. The project is funded by the Arts Council Northern Ireland.

If you have any queries about Dramaturgy at Tinderbox or queries for Hanna Slättne please contact her via e-mail: hanna.slattne@tinderbox.org.uk

We are proud to be funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation for a three-year new writing project running 2008 – 2011. Click here for more details of the NEW STAGES programme and The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation


Tickets are now available for the 360º Scriptwriting Festival 2015

Posted on 7 January 2015

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

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, Peter McKenna, Eoin McNamee, Abbie Spallen and Toby Whithouse. There will also be introductions to the Space Open Call, the Bruntwood […]

Playwriting – making it work, getting it on

Posted on 6 October 2014

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 is chaired by Sean Rocks presenter of Arena the Arts and Entertainment programme on RTE […]

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