Croydon Youth Theatre are seeking playwrights aged 8 - 11 years old

Friday 1 July 2022

Purpose of the role

To work with a director and a group of up to twenty 8-11 year olds to develop a script out of a fast paced devising process. The play should be 45 minutes long, be responsive to the ideas and characters from the devising group and reflect contemporary themes.


25/07/22 - 10am-5pm | Production Team Meeting

01/08/22 - 10am-5pm | Production Team Meeting

08/08/22 - 9am-6pm | Devising Day 1 

09/08/22 - 9am-6pm | Devising Day 2 

10/08/22 - 9am-6pm | Devising Day 3 

11/08/22 - 9am-6pm | Devising Day 4 - Draft 1 submitted by 10pm

12/08/22 - 9am-6pm | Read through and redrafts (Participants to learn lines over the weekend)

15/08/22 - 19/08/22 | To be responsive to the directors requests for minor re-drafts

20/08/22 - 3pm & 7pm | Performances


  • To be registered self employed
  • To have experience of working in a dynamic and fast-paced production process
  • To have experience in rapid-response writing 
  • To have experience writing for 8-11 years olds who may have little to no experience of performing
  • To have experience of writing for large casts
  • To have experience of working in the rehearsal room
  • To have excellent literacy skills
  • To be an excellent communicator
  • To be solutions driven
  • To have or be willing to undergo a DBS check.
  • To have an understanding of safeguarding and child protection.
  • To have experience of and a passion for working with young people (8-11years)
  • To have teaching or facilitation experience

Fee - £500 (flat fee)

To apply

Please send a CV, a short example of your work and a cover letter to [email protected]

with “PLAYWRIGHT (8-11yrs) APPLICATION” in the subject line.