Over 16 weeks from Wednesday 13 May 2020, we're producing a series of Open Submissions Workshops to support aspiring writers to unleash their creativity.

Each week a professional playwright or theatremaker, both established and early career, will deliver a workshop on a particular aspect of the writing process, and elements of particular consideration for writers. This series aims to practically and proactively support writers through the process of having an initial idea for a script to creating a draft, for potential submission to our Open Submissions window beginning on 1 September 2020, when it will be read by a team of theatre professionals for possible development and presentation by the Traverse at a future date.

For those who may want to work on their ideas for longer, all sessions once live will be available to view and listen to at any point until 1 September 2021.

Tutors already confirmed to deliver workshops are Debbie Hannan, Gareth Nicholls, Meghan Tyler, Julia Taudevin, Hannah Lavery, Douglas Maxwell and Frances Poet, with many more to be confirmed in coming weeks.

We hope you enjoy these workshops and look forward to reading your pieces!

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Open Submissions is supported by

The Foyle Foundation
The Turtleton Charitable Trust
The Nimar Charitable Trust
The Russell Trust
The William Syson Charitable Foundation

Open Submissions Workshop #1

An Introduction
with Eleanor White, Literary Associate, Traverse Theatre
(13 May)


Open Submissions Workshop #2

Your Questions Answered
with Eleanor White, Literary Associate, Traverse Theatre
(20 May)


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