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 2023 is our fifth cycle of the initiative. Previous PlayBox writers have won awards, written for TV and radio and have had new plays produced at leading regional theatres.
“PlayBox helped me find my voice as a playwright”
David Judge, PlayBox 2014-15
SASHA THE ??? by Stefanie Reynolds
YOU'RE [NOT] SPECIAL by Adam Fenton
ROGUE COMET(S) by Daneka Etchells
BRIT BRED by Mitesh Soni
MY VOICE WAS HEARD BUT IT WAS IGNORED by Nana-Kofi Kufuor
THE BELL CURVES by Keisha Thompson
TOO MUCH WORLD AT ONCE by Billie Collins
Garrick Charitable Trust, Thistle Trust & Fidelio Charitable Trust
30 DAYS by Furquan Akhtar
MÖBEL by Patrick Hughes
LAND’S END by James Harker
Fidelio Charitable Trust & Boris Karloff Charitable Foundation