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 Young Writers Programme returns!

Posted on 25 September 2015

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

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 hanna.slattne@tinderbox.org.uk.

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.

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