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Square Peg Scripts is an exciting new playwriting opportunity for neurodivergent writers. If you're passionate about theatre and want to gain experience and develop your skills in writing for performance, we want to hear from you!

Between November 2018 and April 2019, six neurodivergent participants will take part in a series of writing workshops led by established playwrights, and will each work on an original short play. Each participant will be matched with a mentor, and will receive one-to-one support and feedback throughout the writing process. All participants' individual needs will be met, and we'll cover travel and accommodation costs.

The finished scripts will be performed by professional actors in a public showcase in April 2019. 

To be eligible to apply, you must identify as neurodivergent, be aged 18 or over and live in England or Wales. As we want our opportunities to benefit as many different people as possible, Square Peg Scripts is only open to people who have never taken part in a Mainspring Arts project before. 

How to apply

To apply, please send us:

  • A completed application form - you can download the application form here.
  • An example of your work. This should be a piece of writing for performance between five and ten minutes in length. It can be a complete short play or an extract from a longer piece of work, a film script or any piece of writing designed to be performed. It can be on any subject at all. Please save the file as [FIRSTNAME LASTNAME] SQUARE PEG SCRIPTS. Please don't put your name anywhere on your writing submission, other than in the filename. All submissions will be anonymised prior to reading.
  • A completed equal opportunities form - you can download the form here.

Please send your application form, writing submission and equal opportunities form to hello@mainspringarts.org.uk by midnight on 10 October 2018.

If you have any questions at all, please get in touch on the above email address. We can't wait to hear from you!