Starter Opportunity: Political Comedy Writer (Women/Female/Femme-Identifying or Non-Binary)

A residency place for a writer that identifies as a woman, female, femme or non-binary to explore or further develop an idea for a piece of political comedy for the stage.

Applications Open: Monday 13 May 2019

Application Deadline: Monday 19 August 2019 at 5pm

Residency should be undertaken: October – December 2019 – dates to be mutually agreed

Panel – Stellar Quines and Rosie Kellagher (Dramaturg – National Theatre of Scotland).

Submission Process:

The online application form is available to complete via Submittable which can accept written, audio and video applications. It is possible to draft, save and return to an application on Submittable. If Submittable is not accessible to you for any reason, please contact or call 0141 221 0970 and we can consider alternative methods of submission.

Please do NOT include images or web links.

All submissions must be in the English language, unless agreed by prior arrangement.

The Starter Programme is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

This information is available at  in the following versions: BSL Interpreted and Gaelic Language. Talking, Large Print and Plain English available upon request (Email:

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