BlackFest Writers Room invites new writers to work towards showcasing that play they have started or have been meaning to write.
They are looking for unapologetic writing and your original voice. You are invited to write the story you want to tell rather than a story you are told to write, it is your prerogative! The programme has been designed to give you time and space to develop your writing skills and bring your stories to life. You can tell a story of complete fiction unlocking your imagination, removing all limitations, and exploring the need for the story to be told. You can base stories on personal experiences too, this is a programme to really discover everything you come with and release your creative vessel and your TALENT!
BlackFest New Writers Programme is supported by Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres
The new writer’s programme is looking to work with 6 writers, they will work on developing a 15 minute piece of writing for theatre.
The sessions will run fortnightly beginning in March – June 2021. You will be working with renowned local Liverpool writer Maurice Bessman as well as other guest professional writers for support and guidance.
The final plays will be staged as rehearsed readings at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre, working with a professional Dramaturg, Artistic Director, and actors in June 2021.
A number of plays will be chosen for further research and development for a full production and will be shown at ‘BlackFest Celebration of New writers’ at the Liverpool’s Royal Court – Studio.