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


Fireworks Young Writers Showcase 29th of September

Posted on 18 September 2014

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: hanna.slattne@tinderbox.org.uk



Posted on 16 May 2014

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.
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Summertime shortlisted for the Zebbie Award

Posted on 30 April 2014

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 …

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