The Programme accepts unsolicited manuscripts from anyone in isiXhosa, Afrikaans or English.
These scripts are sent out to professional readers for assessment. Reports are fed back to the playwrights. Once a play has been identified as having promise, the playwright works with an editor to undertake re-writing. The play may be given a stage reading, and if successful, will be considered for a full production. A central part of the programme is playwriting workshops. It is targeted at adults and high school learners.
Inquiries regarding the Artscape New Writing Programme should be sent to:
P O Box 4107