Breakthrough Writers is a duo of new, interconnected creative development initiatives to take new creative voices from having no writing experience through a series of mentoring, coaching and dramaturgical sessions, to having their first full length play reading at the Traverse – and whatever else may come beyond…

A reset of the Traverse’s much loved and lauded Open Submissions initiative, Breakthrough Writers: In Residence has been developed to identify the most exciting voices writing in the UK & Ireland, right now. Open to anyone over the age of 18 currently living in the UK and Ireland, it encourages the submission of anonymised, full-length stage scripts from writers at any stage of their career.

Applications for Breakthrough Writers: In Residence is currently closed. Please keep an eye on this page or sign up to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with our latest opportunities.

Breakthrough Writers is generously supported by the Idlewild Trust.

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