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Writer in Residence 18/19, Live Theatre & Northumbria University
Deadline: Fri 20 Apr 2018
Live Theatre, a new writing theatre with an international reputation, and Northumbria University, Newcastle, nominated for the prestigious University of the Year award in Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2017, seek an experienced playwright for a dynamic and exciting twelve-month residency, beginning in September 2018.

This residency programme, now in its third year, is a unique opportunity for a playwright with a proven track record of writing for theatre/performance to work across both organisations.

The programme is flexible, based on the successful candidate’s other commitments, and will be tailored to the skills and interests of the successful applicant. However, the scope of the programme will be structured around following activities and outcomes:

• To work alongside Live Theatre’s creative team in the planning and delivery of creative programmes including active participation in the delivery of the theatre’s artist development programme.
• Research and develop an idea for a play that responds to Live Theatre’s mission and identity. It is envisaged that this may lead to a commissioning opportunity with Live Theatre outside of the scope of the residency.
• Take a significant role in the creation of a new work developed with and performed by Northumbria University Newcastle Performing Arts students at Live Theatre, and contribute to the collaborative research culture of the University.
• Contribute to the teaching and learning of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including the delivery and co-delivery of masterclasses in writing and associated theatre/performance disciplines.

The resident writer will benefit from access to space, support and resources at Live Theatre and Northumbria University and to the wider creative, cultural and research networks at both organisations.

Fee: £20,000

Deadline: 5pm, Friday 20 April 2018

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