Professional Writers Programme

Professional Writers Programme

Professional Writers Programme

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Professional Writers Programme 2020/2022.

An intensive two year programme for writers of East Asian and Southeast Asian descent, the Professional Writers programme will be starting its second iteration in May 2020. The PWP will support four early career playwrights in writing a full length play by the end of the two years.

This year the writers will be selected in two phases. For Phase 1, up to 12 writers will be invited to participate in weekly group meetings to develop a treatment for a new play. These meetings will be held on Saturday afternoons at Soho Theatre, London on 9/26/23/30 May 2020.

From these writers, four will be selected to continue on to Phase 2. Each writer will receive a seed commission and 1 to 1 dramaturgical support to complete their new play during the two year programme.

Deadline: 5pm on Friday, 31st January 2020

To find out more about the programme and how to apply:

Download an application here:
If you require an application pack in an alternative format (ie audio, large print, etc), please contact [email protected]

Download a monitoring form here:

Find out more about our inaugural programme that ended in March 2019.