Workshop – Student Playwrights (Teens and Youths)

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Calling all young and aspiring playwrights! SRT’s The Young Company invites you to join their prestigious Writing Programme.

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This programme is 4-months long (from Jan to May 2015) and is an exciting initiative aimed at developing new voices for the theatre. Young writers (aged 16 – 25) interested to learn more about playwriting and experiencing the process of bringing the process of their writing from page to the stage.

Writers will meet every Saturday for 2.5 hours each where they will develop confidence to explore their own creative voices. The weekly sessions aim to provide participants with an introduction to the fundamentals of dramatic writing. Through hands-on exercises, participants will have the opportunity to create original monologues, short ten-minute plays as well as to develop a full-length play.

The programme will culminate in staged readings of these new works, which will give young writers the invaluable opportunity of watching their work evolve and come to life.

The writing programme will be helmed by celebrated local playwright Jean Tay who has been nominated three times for Best Original Script for the ST Life! Theatre Awards. She also has several award-winning plays under her belt, specifically her 2006 play Everything But the Brain which is currently being used as an ‘O’ and ‘N’ level Literature text for secondary schools.

To apply, simply email youth@srt.com.sg with the following:

  1. a sample of writing in any genre (preferably playwriting)
  2. an idea for a play
  3. why you would like to join the programme

Deadline to sign up: 31 Dec 2014

Only short-listed applicants will be notified. Good luck to all applicants!

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Meiling Wong

Meiling is a Singaporean mom who loves spending time with her 2 kids until they ditch her for slime-making and digital gaming. These days, she keeps herself busy trying to keep up with the social media while still contemplating if she should learn how to play "Clash Royale".

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