Write Here, Write Now

An exciting playwriting mentorship for aspiring dramatists. Applications are now open for 2020.

Up to three promising applicants will be selected for this prestigious one-on-one mentorship that gives them the opportunity to work with Stephanie Street, a respected writer known for her fearless work. Or as the interwebz likes to say, she is #woke.

The programme begins in April 2020, where the mentee will work under Stephanie Street for one year to write a full-length play. All meetings will be arranged privately, so you don’t have to worry about it interfering with work or school. At the end of the year, the play may be considered for staging and/or submission for playwriting competitions.

The mentorship programme is open to all applicants of all ages.


Why Mentorship?

Mentorships are unique opportunities to learn from industry professionals who can help to hone and instill confidence in your artistic ability. You will be challenged to speak bravely through your work, engage with actors and directors and open up new forms of narrative and dialogue.



“It was an invaluable experience because you realise how other people are making linkages and connections in different ways than you did on paper. It was amazing to learn how much can be done in this kind of creative space rather than just being stuck in your own mind.”
-Annabel Tan, 2015 Stage Right workshop participant



Applications now OPEN for 2020.

Application Period
3 January 2020 – 31 January 2020

10 – 13 March 2020

Phase 1  – April onwards
This will be one-on-one meetings with mentor as you work on your play

Phase 2
Workshop readings followed by more revisions

Phase 3
Final Workshop reading

On the application form you will be asked to answer the following:

• Tell us about yourself and your writing
• Tell us about the play you would like to write
• Tell us what your ideal process would be for writing about your chosen subject
• Attach a sample of your writing




Stephanie Street

Stephanie was born and grew up in Singapore. She studied English at Cambridge University before going on to train on a scholarship at LAMDA.

Stephanie’s first play, Sisters, was produced at the Sheffield Crucible in 2010 to critical acclaim (“fascinating, jaw-dropping candour” – The Guardian). Her bold adaptation of Wuthering Heights played at West End’s Ambassadors Theatre in 2015. She has a number of projects in development, including a new play about young people in London and the 2011 riots, entitled Little Fish; and another new play about epilepsy and the NHS, The Downs, which was presented at the HighTide Festival.

Stephanie’s theatre work has taken her from the National Theatre to the Royal Court, The Bush, Sheffield Crucible, Liverpool Everyman and Bristol Old Vic, working with directors such as Peter Gill, Max Stafford-Clark, Rufus Norris, Josie Rourke, Tamara Harvey, Mike Longhurst, Polly Findlay, Iqbal Khan, Nina Raine and Simon Reade.

Stephanie was a 2015 nominee for the Arts and Culture Award in the Asian Women of Achievements Awards.

Stephanie also writes a monthly column for The Stage, the world’s longest-running publication for the arts industry. Stephanie is co-founder of THE ACT FOR CHANGE PROJECT, a Selector for the National Student Drama Festival and a trustee of Shakespeare North.