First Stages Writers 2022

Traverse Theatre Company

Readings in Spring 22

Booking open in Jan 22


Six writers who have developed their craft with the Traverse and submitted scripts to our 2020 Open Submissions window have been selected for personal creative and script development with the Traverse’s Literary Manager, Artistic Team, Associate Artists and a company of theatremakers, ahead of public readings of their full-length scripts in Spring 2022 as part of the First Stages Festival.

We are delighted to announce the selected writers and pieces they will be developing during their attachments are:

TOBOJO by Jack Gemmell

This Game Right Here by Aaron Gordon

Cow and Pig by Ava Hickey

Yes Chef by Laurie Ogden

The Cleaner by Kate Reid

Soldiers by Fraser Scott

Each play will receive a full-length, public reading in Spring 2022 as part of the First Stages Festival 2022.

Check back for important updates in mid-January 2022.


Your donation will help us to discover and develop creativity in those who tell stories we all want - and need - to hear.
  • A gift of £100 could pay for an actor to bring the script alive during a script development session and to hear how the words translate from page to stage.
  • A gift of £50 could cover a one-on-one dramaturgy session, providing developing writers with bespoke feedback.
  • A gift of £15 could cover our monthly Zoom subscription, allowing us to host live online creative writing workshops, reaching participants from across the UK.