Fortune awaits young playwrights

The Fortune Theatre is looking for new playwrights.

The Studio 4x4 Young Playwrights Initiative will mentor young writers with an interest in writing for live theatre.

Four writers aged between 18 and 35 will be trained to create works in a 10-week project starting on October 13.

"The selected playwrights will meet for one three-hour weekly session for 10 weeks with script adviser Simon O'Connor, two trainee directors and myself," artistic director Lara Macgregor said yesterday.

The writers would receive coaching to develop short scripts for a public reading presentation in the Fortune Theatre Studio in December.

"This is an exciting opportunity for four writers to observe first hand all the processes that go into developing a new work, creating live professional theatre and working with industry professionals," she said.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on September 28.

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