Funding Opportunity

Resident Writer

Tron Theatre is pleased to re-launch its Resident Writer opportunity, offering an emerging Scotland-based playwright a commission to write and develop a new piece of theatre.

Applicants are invited to submit a previously written play as an example of their writing and an idea for a play they would like to write if chosen as the Resident Writer.

The Resident Writer will receive a commission fee of £5,587 for a new play of up to 60 minutes, as well as a package of support including:

• 6 sessions with a dramaturg

• Two development workshop weeks supported by a director and performers

• A public reading at the Tron in May 2023

• A set of headshots taken by a professional photographer

• Advice and support from the Tron’s team.

The successful applicant will be someone who shows real promise as a stylish and distinctive playwright and who pitches an idea we are excited about and intrigued by.

Application deadline: Noon on Friday 30th September

To apply to be the Resident Writer, you must:

• be based in Scotland

• not have had more than two professional commissions


• must not have been professionally commissioned in Scotland for three years