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An Introduction for Writers

How it works.

Hello writers!

Thank you for reading about how we want to work with you and support you as a national theatre company of new writing. This is an introduction to our values and practice.

At Paines Plough our main goal is to make our writer development work as wide in its geographical reach as the productions we tour across the UK and Ireland. We want to ensure that writers everywhere have access and opportunity to be discovered, developed and produced. We will do this by continually investing in different ways of reaching, supporting and working with you.

We promote the idea that a writer can take many forms; creating work in many different ways and coming from a wide range of backgrounds. We also have an active agenda in the discovery and development of under-represented writers for the theatre.

Our approach to is be bespoke to your voice and process; allowing you to be your best self; whatever that means to you. As part of this, we constantly innovate how we work with writers including challenging inherited systems, ensuring we listen to how you want to be developed, communicated with, and supported by us. If there is more we can be doing, we want you to let us know.

We will regularly post opportunities on our website for ways you can get involved and we look forward to meeting you!