Deadline: February 26, 2021

UJ Arts & Culture invites aspirant and established playwrights to apply for participation in the second round of its online playwriting laboratory.

The aim of this playwriting programme is for participants to complete the script for a 60-90 minute one-act play by the end of 2021.

The first cohort of playwrights included Francesco Nassimbeni, Tamarisk-Ray Glogauer, Francesca Matthys, Khwezi Becker, Jarred Thompson, Gabriella Pinto and Lalu Mokuku. Between three and five of the plays completed will be selected for a play reading series in 2021.

Applications for this year’s playwriting laboratory is now open and new, emerging and established South African writers are invited to apply. The programme will be presented in English but applicants may also indicate if they are interested in writing a play in another official language.


Applicants are required to submit one monologue (no more than 400 words) and a dialogue (no more than 600 words).


To apply and get more information, visit the official webpage of UJ Art & Culture playwriting

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