Artists in residence
We work with writers, directors and theatre artists through our
Playwrights and Artists in Residence programmes.
IASH / Traverse Creative Fellow 2014
Edinburgh University's Institute for Advanced Studies in
Humanities and the Traverse Theatre are delighted to announce their
continued partnership in a Creative Fellowship to be based within
the University, and are currently inviting applications.
IASH and the Traverse will commission a play on or inspired by
any aspect of the agreed topic, in line with an aspect of the
Institute's current interests. The stipend will be £10,000 and the
recipient will have a private office and full Fellowship at IASH,
and contribute to the Institute's events, including giving at least
one work-in-progress seminar during the tenure of the
Fellowship. The recipient must be Edinburgh-based for the
duration of the residency, as their regular presence at IASH is
We propose 'Conflict and
Reconciliation' as the topic for 2014.
The Fellow will be a professional playwright with at least two
previous professional productions. The tenure of the Fellowship
will be between 6 and 10 months, by agreement, with the intention
that the playwright will submit a complete play to the Traverse at
the end of 2014. During the period of the fellowship the playwright
will have access to dramaturgical support from the Traverse's
Artistic team and we hope would also play a part in the life of the
Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter
outlining why they would like to take up this Fellowship and how it
will be of benefit to them and their writing by 10 am on
Monday, 25 November 2013. Interviews will be held on Friday 6
December at IASH.
Please download the application pack for further information on
how to apply for this post.
IASH / Traverse Creative Fellows 2012 - 2013
Our fellows for 2012 - 2013 were Pamela Carter and Iain Finlay
McLeod. Who worked on the theme, 'difficult dialouges'.
Pamela was in residence at IASH from September to December 2012.
Pamela's work for the Traverse includes What We Know.
Other recent work includes Meat (part of PEEP, Natural
Shocks); Skane (Hampstead Theatre Downstairs) and Wild
Life (Magnetic North).
Iain was in residence from January 2013 until June 2013. Iain's
plays for the Traverse include: The Pearlfisher, I was a
Beautiful Day and Homers. Other work includes:
Somersaults (National Theatre of Scotland).
Susan Manning from IASH said,"I am delighted that we have been
able to appoint two distinguished playwrights with exciting new
approaches to our IASH theme of 'difficult dialogues'. We
look forward to welcoming Pamela to the Institute in the autumn and
Iain in the spring."
Previous IASH / Traverse Creative Fellow - Jo Clifford - created
her play The Tree of Knowledge whilst
based at the institute, where she studied the life and work of
David Hume. The play reached full production in December 2011 and
was one of the Traverse Theatre's most successful Christmans plays
Resident Playwright at the ERSC Genomics Forum 2010 -
Peter Arnott was our Resident
Playwright at Edinburgh University's ESRC Genomics Forum in a
partnership between the Forum and the Traverse Theatre. Read more.