tutti frutti productions, Sheffield Theatres, Manchester Royal Exchange,
Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse,
the Dukes Lancaster and Freedom Studios
A creative training project to support the development of 6 writers from the North of England who want to create theatre for children.
We want to support new artists to tell new stories that are culturally diverse, innovative, exciting and relevant for children.
First Words presents a unique opportunity for writers to work with a range of leading artists including composer Tayo Akinbode, movement director TC Howard, director Nina Hajiyianni and writers including Mike Kenny & Richard Hurford and early years' specialists including Amanda Dalton of The Royal Exchange who are at the forefront of making theatre for children and young people in the UK.
Following an open application process 6 writers have now been chosen to take part in the project which will start in Sheffield on Monday 1st July, the writers will be documenting their experience throughout the project – their journey can be followed via the First Words blog.