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Contract Type:Internship/traineeship
Salary or training bursary: £4,253.60 (salary based on 2 days per week for 6 months)
6 months
Positive Action Scheme
Apply by:08/08/2021 - 17:00
Start date:October 2021

Trainee Dramaturg

New internship alert! Are you interested in the art of playmaking? This is your chance to contribute to the creation of plays from inception to workshop stage…

Stockroom creates new work for the stage. Their salaried writers room and expertise in creating new plays are the cornerstones of their commitment to audiences. They partner with theatres around the country to develop shows that celebrate storytelling and the live experience. They work with artists from all backgrounds to bring the best work to the most people, sharing quality theatre productions around the country and the world.

They are currently looking for a Trainee Dramaturg to join them for 6 months. You will contribute to the creation of new plays for the stage as part of Stockroom and support their writing-focussed community offer.

What you will learn

  • Attend all writers’ rooms sessions (two full days a week) and offer input and insights along with other members of the group
  • Attend debriefs each week with the Artistic Director (AD) to discuss progress of writers’ room work
  • Support Associate Artist (Community and Engagement) to deliver writing workshops for the local community and professional masterclasses
  • Support the Associate Artist (Community and Engagement) to create enrichment materials for shows
  • Support projects by undertaking research
  • Support the Artistic Director in creating proposals for new projects

Knowledge, Skills, Experience


  • Ability to communicate an idea clearly in either verbal or written form
  • Ability to work with others in a generous and disciplined way
  • Ability to conduct general (not academic) research for projects
  • Ability to communicate effectively with members of the community
  • Ability to think and talk in detail about story
  • Basic computer skills (email, Microsoft Office)


  • Some knowledge of/enthusiasm for fiction storytelling in any form
  • Some experience working in groups to create projects
  • Enthusiasm for theatre
  • Enthusiasm for working with the community to create work

To Apply

  • Log in to your Creative Access account or register today to apply for this opportunity
  • Upload your CV, cover letter as ONE document (applications without a tailored cover letter will NOT be accepted)
  • Once submitted, applications are final
  • Do not contact the company directly

This internship is part-funded by the Mo Siewcharran Memorial Fund, set up by John Seaton in memory of his wife, Mo, the former Marketing & Communications Director at Neilsen Books.

This opportunity is only open to candidates who are Black, Asian and ethnically diverse.