Calling all Young Playwrights: Young Stars Project Offers Exceptional Opportunity

13 Jun 2019

Deadline: 5 July 2019

The Jakes Gerwel Foundation and the Suidoosterfees have joined forces to give young, up-and-coming playwrights a chance to develop their skills through a mentoring programme, as an extension of the festival’s existing Young Stars project.

Playwrights who are just starting out on their careers are invited to submit by email any new written play, or an extract of the play, together with a short CV to Francois Abrahams at the festival office at by 5 July 2019.

No play that has already been staged will be considered.

A shortlist will be announced on 19 July and the selected playwrights will get the opportunity to present the entered scripts to a panel of theatre experts at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town on 1 and 2 August.

The successful candidates will be announced on 5 August and will be offered the opportunity to write in the Jakes Gerwel Foundation’s Paulet House in Somerset East in the Eastern Cape from 4 to 25 October. This house with its old-world charm, spacious rooms and luscious garden offers the ideal environment for undisturbed creative writing.

Visit the Jakes Gerwel Foundation website for more information.