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Are you interested in making theatre? Would you like to become a become a playwright?
If you so, then the Young Everyman and Playhouse’s (YEP) Young Writers’ programme might be for you!

The Young Writers’ programme is an exciting opportunity to work alongside professional playwrights, theatre practitioners and our Literary department at the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse theatres to learn the craft of playwriting.

Working with our Literary Department and YEP staff, you will:
• Learn about the fundamentals of playwriting such as theatricality, character, structure, narrative and much more
• Meet and work alongside professional playwrights and theatre practitioners
• Read and discuss plays as a group
• Write monologues, short plays and try out your ideas
• Develop a new, full length play with one-to-one support from our Literary Department

What can we offer you?

You will also have the opportunity to:
• Collaborate with YEP Actors, Directors, Producers, and take part in regular YEP events
• Attend the YEP drop-in sessions to try out new ideas
• Use the new Writers’ Room at the Everyman Theatre and have access to our extensive script library
• Watch a range of theatre and access additional special theatre offers including the YEP £5 ticket deal
• Develop an ongoing relationship with the Literary Department at the Everyman & Playhouse Theatre

What do we need from you?

You need to be aged between 18 and 25 and have:
• Commitment
• The ability to work with others
• A passion for writing for the stage

When does it take place?

The programme is two years long and will run from November 2014 to July 2016.
Regular sessions will take place on Tuesdays between 6.00pm – 8.30pm at the Everyman Theatre, Hope Street.
From time to time there will be extras sessions during evenings and weekends. All sessions are completely free of charge.

How do you apply?
We ask that you complete a short application form telling us about yourself and why you would like to be a Young Writer with the Young Everyman and Playhouse. In addition, we ask that you submit a monologue or short scene between 3 and 10 pages long. Submission guidelines can be found on the website. It can be about anything you like, but should be written for performance.

Download the recruitment pack here

Complete and return by the deadline on 21st October 2014 via email to or by post to:
Nicole Morris, The Everyman, 5-11 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BH

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