“PlayBox champions the next generation of playwrights”

Box of Tricks

Supporting local playwrights

PlayBox is a year-long writer-on-attachment programme offering bespoke residencies to three early-career North West playwrights to write a new play with support from Box of Tricks.

Over the course of a year-long attachment, each playwright receives a seed commission to write a new play with dramaturgical support from the Box of Tricks team and workshop development with actors. Each attachment culminates in a public rehearsed reading.

PlayBox 2019 will be the third cycle of the initiative. Previous PlayBox writers have gone on to be shortlisted for national playwriting awards (David Judge – Alfred Fagon Award finalist 2015, 2017 and 2018; James Harker – 503Playwriting Award shortlist 2018) and have work produced at leading regional theatres (Lindsay Williams – Dreamers and Meat Pie, Sausage Roll at Oldham Coliseum).

“PlayBox helped me find my voice as a playwright”
David Judge, PlayBox 2014-15

PlayBox 2019

Playwrights to be announced soon…

Supported by:

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Garrick Charitable Trust & Fidelio Charitable Trust

PlayBox 2017-18

Furquan Akhtar – 30 DAYS
Patrick Hughes – MÖBEL
James Harker – LAND’S END

PlayBox Takeover 2018
A creative day of new plays and conversations
Saturday 20 January 2018

Box of Tricks launches a day-long takeover of HOME’s PUSH Festival 2018 to showcase new plays from our current PlayBox playwrights and connect with local writers and theatremakers.

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Supported by:

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Fidelio Charitable Trust & Boris Karloff Charitable Foundation

PlayBox Playwrights 2014-15

James Leach – POCKETS
Lindsay Williams – DUST

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