Do you enjoy writing? Are you a dab hand at telling stories, creating characters or poetry? Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Urdd Gobaith Cymru and S4C are launching a new Young Playwrights Programme for 17 – 25 year olds, to support the next generation of Welsh-language playwrights and scriptwriters.

The Young Playwrights Programme will offer opportunities for you to learn and develop with specialists from the world of theatre and television. You’ll even have the opportunity to become Theatr Gen’s first ever Young Resident Playwright.

We’re looking for new and fresh voices and everyone’s welcome. You don’t need any previous experience of scriptwriting; only the ambition to write plays and the will to learn and develop your work.

To register, send in a written piece, video presentation or voice recording explaining why you’d like to take part in the programme to by 22 January 2021. Written pieces can be up to 300 words and videos or voice recordings can be up to 3 minutes long.

This is a programme for young people between 17 and 25 years old. But you’re welcome to apply if you’re currently in Year 12 and will be turning 17 by the end of August 2021.

This is a Welsh-language programme, but we’re keen to support and guide anyone who feels less confident in their Welsh. We’re also committed to making this programme accessible to all and that means different things for different people. Please get in touch with us to discuss your needs. Applicants don’t need to be Urdd members – but they will need to join in order to compete in any writing competitions at future Eisteddfods.

Equality Monitoring Form

You will need to complete and return the Equality Monitoring Form below when registering.

The Young Playwrights Programme is a joint project from Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Urdd Gobaith Cymru and S4C. You can read more about this partnership here.

This programme is part of a wider programme of professional and creative development work for all ages from Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. We’ll be releasing more information soon.