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We often hear of the difficulties of getting a new idea off the ground, to financially support yourself when doing so can sometimes feel like a daunting task. In response to this we will offer a small selection of writers’ year-long support to develop a script with us.

The writers will receive regular 1-to-1 support and most importantly cash.


This is not a commission, we are not expecting writers to create finished scripts ready for rehearsals. We are simply supporting people to develop exciting ideas and to interrogate those ideas over a series of chats & drafts.

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 Year long writer 


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At the end of the process the writer’s scripts will be considered by Silent Uproar to be commissioned for one of our touring programmes. If a script is selected the writer will receive an additional commissioning fee - to acknowledge the time it takes to prepare a play to be ready for rehearsals. If Silent Uproar does not have the capacity to produce the script, the writer will retain the rights to the piece so that they can submit the work to other organisations.

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 what we offer 

  • Writers receive cash towards developing a script with us

  • 1-to-1 dramaturgical support from Silent Uproar, and our regional pals (such as: Hull Truck Theatre, Middle Child Theatre, and Stephen Joseph Theatre).

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  • An initial R&D in Hull with a small number of additional creatives. These are designed with the writers to determine what will be most useful- previously we have brought in actors to read sections of a script, composers to work on songs, or academics and dramaturgs to talk about ideas.

  • Access to our office & rehearsal space during the attachment (post-social distancing).

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 the writer support plan 

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