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New Voices

Playwriting Programme

Sat 21 Oct - Sat 16 Dec 11am-1pm ꟾ Showcase Sat 16 Dec, 2pm To find out more, email

A 9 -week playwriting programme for 15-18 year olds

Date Sat 21 Oct - Sat 16 Dec 11am-1pm ꟾ Showcase Sat 16 Dec, 2pm
Location Hawk's Well Theatre
A photograph of teenagers sitting on chairs on the Hawk's Well theatre stage

Calling all teenagers!

New Voices is a 9 week playwrighting programme for 15-18 year olds who are interested in creative writing and theatre.

Participants will get a chance to explore fun writing exercises, test out ideas with peers, and be guided to write their own short play. These short plays will then be performed as a rehearsed reading by professional actors in a showcase on Saturday 16th December.

During the programme, participants will also attend a play together at the theatre.

No previous writing or theatre experience required.

If you would like to take part, please click here to fill in the online application form >>

(If you have any issues with the online form, you can download the below word document instead. Just fill it in and email it to

Click here to download New Voices Application Form >>

The closing date for applications is Monday 9th October. All applicants will be notified of outcome by Wednesday 11th October. There is a nominal fee of €10 for each participant. The New Voices programme is made possible thanks to generous support from The Arts Council of Ireland.

About the Facilitator:

Miriam Needham is Artist-in-Residence at The Hawk’s Well Theatre. She is a writer, actor, director, and facilitator. Recent projects include Gazelle (Cairde Festival), Hear Me Speak! (Hawk’s Well Theatre), and Beckett’s Room (Dead Centre). More information can be found at


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