Burning House are now accepting applications for their ‘SPARK’ Playwright in Residence program for 2019.

'SPARK' is Burning House's development arm - it is an engine room for new plays. We spend a lot of time with classics here at Burning House, but we're also passionate about working with the writers of today and tomorrow as well.

Our SPARK programme is designed to provide selected playwrights dramaturgical support for six months. This will include one-on-one monthly dramaturgy meetings with our Artistic Director, and a private reading or workshop organised by Burning House. In addition, Burning House will promote any activities the participants are involved in through their online channels for the duration of the six months. 

We value innovation, ambition and theatricality here at Burning House, and will preference scripts that exemplify these qualities. In addition, we have a preference for plays that deal with current environmental or technological issues, but will not limit our decision to these factors. We encourage any interested party to apply - regardless of age, race, gender, beliefs or ability.

Applications for SPARK will be taken until midnight on November the 7th. All candidates, regardless of their success, will be contacted by the end of November.

To find out more about the resident SPARK artists, head to our ABOUT page.