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Take Part

We’ve got some exciting new opportunities for you to engage with in 2023, so do keep an eye on this page!



New Theatre Peterborough and Paines Plough are partnering to launch a new nationwide writer development programme in 2023 and we want to connect with storytellers and creatives with an interest in writing for stage and performance.This programme will look to create a nationwide network of writers, storytellers and creatives with ongoing support, development and mentoring from New Theatre, Paines Plough and our partners around the country.We’re launching this programme with an Open Writer’s Lab where you’ll get to meet the New Theatre team, connect with each other, and begin your development journey.Our first event will be on 11 March 2023 at the New Theatre, 46 Broadway, Peterborough PE1 1RSThis will be the first in a series of offers with Paines Plough so do not worry if you can’t attend, there will be more to come!

The Writers: We want to connect with anyone that writes, wants to write, or has never considered writing before. We’re looking for poets, authors, musicians, and storytellers in all their forms. If you’ve got an interest in writing for stage and performance, then we want to meet you.We particularly want to hear from under-represented voices within the industry. We want to keep creating brave and bold spaces for voices we don’t often hear from to tell stories that aren’t often heard. If you think that’s you, then get in touch. You don’t need to have written before or have any prior stage experience. You just need a desire to tell a story.

The Session: The session will run for a full day (approx. six hours). We will have guest facilitators running creative writing workshops. But we’d also love to hear from you about what you’d like to see from a new development programme.If you have any access requests to help you better participate in sessions, you’ll be able to let us know on the Eventbrite sign up page. Please note, we close sign ups one week before the event to ensure that we can meet any requests.

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