Dramaturgy at Tinderbox

Tinderbox has an in-house Dramaturg providing dramaturgical support to all productions, development processes and our participatory projects.

The Tinderbox Dramaturg is the first port of call for writers, aspiring dramaturgs and academics and you can contact Hanna on hanna.slattne@tinderbox.org.uk.

Our script reading service is currently suspended until further notice however, we are interested to hear from writers from and living in Northern Ireland even if we can no longer provide in depth written feedback.

At Tinderbox our door is always open so if you have any questions about dramaturgy, new writing for the stage or theatre in Northern Ireland we will try to respond and point you in the right direction.

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Fireworks Showcase 22nd and 23rd March

Posted on 3 March 2016

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: hanna.slattne@tinderbox.org.uk

For more info click on this post

Lally The Scut Writer Abbie Spallen wins Major International Prize

Posted on 1 March 2016

Northern Irish Writer Wins $150,000 International Literary Award:
Newry writer, Abbie Spallen, announced as one of the prestigious Windham Campbell Prize winners

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.

This prize is also great recognition for Tinderbox Theatre Company, its programming and tireless support of talent in Northern Ireland. In spring 2015, Tinderbox and Belfast’s the MAC co-produced prize winner Abbie Spallen’s Lally the Scut with a cast of 12 leading local actors. The production was the culmination of a 6 year programme dedicated to presenting new writing of the highest quality on the main stages in Northern Ireland.

Fireworks 2015 Young Writers announced

Posted on 20 October 2015

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 months as they develop original new work inspired by workplaces, people and locations across Belfast. […]

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