Sherman Theatre have announced the creation of a literary department as part of a pilot programme supported by Arts Council Wales driving the development of writers across Wales.
As part of their new pilot programme, Sherman Theatre is seeking a full-time Literary Manager and a part-time Literary Associate on a fixed-term contract for one year. The new literary department will drive the development of Welsh writers at all stages of their career, and will become a key part of Sherman Theatre’s artistic process. The overall aim is to empower a diverse range of Welsh playwrights from all walks of light, nurtured and supported through the new literary department.
Those taking on the new department roles will work closely with the Artistic Director and look to identify and cultivate writers in both languages, working from the grassroots to help foster fully-fledged professional careers. These roles will also manage and oversee the development of new commissioned and produced plays, with an eye on diversity and equality.
At least one of the two roles in this department will be offered to someone who can deliver their work through the Welsh Language as part of Sherman Theatre’s commitment to supporting work written and performed in the Welsh language. The closing date for both jobs is Friday 4 June 2021.
Describing its overall mission and role in the arts sector, Sherman Theatre describes itself thus: “Based in the heart of Cardiff, Sherman Theatre creates and curates exceptional theatre for the people of Cardiff, Wales and beyond. Its focus on the development and production of new writing and on nurturing of Welsh and Wales-based artists makes the Sherman the engine room of Welsh theatre. Sherman Theatre tells local stories with global resonance through its productions rehearsed and built under its roof in the capital. The Sherman is a place for everyone. It generates opportunities for the citizens of Cardiff to connect with theatre through inspiring and visionary engagement.”
You can find more information about the Sherman literary department jobs here.
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