2 hrs 30 mins
Free but ticketed via The Everyman
Part of a programme of events in connection with Asking for It
Funded through an Arts Council Open Call Award
Six months ago, in association with the Landmark Productions and
Everyman world premiere of Asking for It, the Young Playwrights’
Programme brought together nine aspiring young writers to develop
and hone scriptwriting skills, supported by professional playwright
mentors John McCarthy and Katie Holly at Graffiti Theatre Company as
part of Fighting Words Cork.
The project culminates in a presentation of their work as staged
readings at the Everyman for Cork Midsummer Festival. The process
which these young people have engaged with was truly transformative,
far more powerful than the simple assembly of words on pages.
This enriching collaborative environment has acted as a catalyst for the
unique voices of the Young Playwrights and led to the creation of these
nine compelling pieces.