Write Us A Play Please!

The Glens Arts Centre, Manorhamilton, in collaboration with the Orla Parkinson Memorial Fund, is delighted to offer budding playwrights a rare opportunity to take a play from Page to Production. We are looking for unpublished writers to submit a First Draft that we can potentially offer to one of our 3 theatres-in-residence to workshop. The draft must be scripted to a minimum of 50 minutes. Outlines are not sufficient. The aim is to produce at least one play here at The Glens and perhaps tour beyond. 

To this end, we are offering online workshops, Steps to Stage, with one of Ireland’s pre-eminent writers and dramaturgs, Vincent Woods: he will present a series of drama workshops online to help develop new writing for theatre. These workshop classes are open to all adults – participants do not need previous experience in writing for stage. So even if it’s just a rough idea you have for a play, Vincent can help you develop a script to first draft stage. It is not essential to take part in the workshops. 

We are open for submissions until 14th February 2022, when an independent panel of writers and theatre practitioners will select 3 scripts for workshopping with professional actors. If deemed suitable for full production, The Glens will then move to staging one or all of the chosen scripts.   

To sign up for the first free workshop on Wednesday, December 15th, please email your interest to director@theglenscentre.com. This is also the address for submissions. Hardcopies will not be accepted. Director, Brendan Murray, is happy to take any queries at 071 9855833 (Tue-Fri 10-5pm). So let your creative juices flow and Please – Write Us A Play