The Diocese of Lincoln Education Board is looking for an exceptional playwright who can create an inspirational script with themes of identity, spiritual development, world religions, and cultural views, particularly focusing on Christianity and Islam.
The script will investigate some of the cultural and religious tensions arising in today’s social
and political climate, charting an important time in adolescent life when identity is carved and
existence questioned. The play will ask young people and audiences to consider some big
How do I and others around me view the world?
What is my identity?
What is my purpose?
How should I live my life?
This is a golden opportunity to work with and contribute to, one of the region’s most
innovative Diocesan Education Boards and its essential social cohesion work in one of
the UK’s most isolated and deprived communities.
We are seeking a freelance writer to join our team of artists to support the development and
writing of a 45-minute original play script which will be produced by a professional team. The
final production will be delivered by professional actors performing alongside young
performers from participating primary and secondary schools. All schools will come together
to share and celebrate their participation in a final community performance. An abridged
version of the play will then undertake a T.I.E. tour of ten performances across Lincolnshire.
Research, development and writing will need to be completed within a 7-week timescale by
the 31st of March 2019. Some revisions may be required up until June 30th 2019. Writers will
be expected to work collaboratively with our creative director and producers to deliver the
Title: Freelance Writer
Fee: £2,500 + travel expenses
Location: Writers are able to work remotely, however will be expected to attend some
meetings in Lincoln (to be agreed with the producers).
COMMISSIONER – Diocese of Lincoln Education Board
PARTNERS – Shooting Fish Theatre Company & cultural solutions co uk .
Please send a CV, covering letter and two-page sample of work by email to:
Applications must be received by 12 noon on the 25th of January 2019.