The Royal Exchange puts new writing at the core of its work as a theatre and to that end we aim to build relationships with as many writers as we can.
Our aim is to produce and develop the best new plays we find and we are constantly on the look-out for new and exciting voices in playwriting. We have existing commissions from emerging and established writers to generate work across both our spaces, we read unsolicited and agent-represented scripts, we programme talks, workshops and events for writers in the North West and we also run the Bruntwood Prize, Britain's biggest playwriting competition. For more details, please visit www.writeaplay.co.uk To find out about our script reading policy click here.
For a list of our past productions and our recent involvement with writers, click here.
To see highlights from our commissions and co-productions of recent years for younger audiences click here.
For details of our current programme of workshops and events, please click here.
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CURRENT NEW WRITING STAFF:
Pearson Playwright - Ishy Din
Ishy's work includes SNOOKERED, produced by Tamasha Theatre Company in association with Oldham Colliseum and the Bush Theatre, which has just completed a UK tour including a sell-out run at London's Bush Theatre ('razor sharp...the most accomplished and assured first play I have seen for years' The Independent, 5 stars). Ishy's other work includes JOHN BARNES SAVED MY LIFE for BBC Radio and most recently Ishy has completed an Arvon Course mentored by Simon Stephens and Graham Whybrow. He is currently under commission to Tamasha Theatre Company and will be developing a new play with the Royal Exchange Theatre during his time at the theatres.
Pictures (from top, left to right): The Cracks in My Skin, Pretend You Have Big Buildings, On the Shore of the Wide World, Across Oka, Haunted, On the Shore of the Wide World, Mogadishu.