Associate Playwrights 

In 2019, we welcomed four new Associate Playwrights to the Abbey Theatre – Amy Conroy, Jimmy McAleavey, Darren Murphy and Lisa Tierney-Keogh – who have been working with us to develop new plays over a period of eighteen months. You can read more about our Associate Playwrights here.

Abbey Begins 

Abbey Begins is a series of workshops for playwrights who are at the start of their writing careers. Over 8 weeks in 2019, 10 selected participants had access to a smörgåsbord of techniques, exercises and relationships with other writers to help them write their first full play. Find out more here.

Abbey Works 

Abbey Works is a 3-month development opportunity for 6 playwrights who have already had work professionally produced. Read about the 2019 series of Abbey Works here and here.

Open Calls 

In 2019, there were four Open Calls for theatre-makers. Visit our Open Calls page for more information.

2020 

We will announce new writing programmes for 2020 soon. Subscribe to our industry newsletter or follow us on social media to hear about these.