Calling Black British Writers

Here at Talawa Theatre Company we have been planning how we can support the theatre industry to build back better. 

We have been building partnerships, engaging with Black artists, supporting emerging directors and freelance creatives, and planning our own programme of exciting new work. 

We're now calling out to Black British writers 

Talawa Theatre Company and feral inc are looking for 30-page scripts from Black British Writers for a Radio 4 commission. 

If you have a half-hour piece that you think might make great radio drama please email it to us at

  • We can only consider full scripts, no treatments. 
  • Pilots, short film and theatre scripts all welcome. 
  • Any writers who get commissioned will get the appropriate WGGB fee
  • We’re looking for first-time radio writers.

Deadline: Sunday the 1st of November. We will let shortlisted candidates know by the 9th of November.

  • Talawa's history of nurturing and collaborating with outstanding writers like Roy Williams, Derek Walcott, Jackie Kay, Arinze Kene, Chinonyerem Odimba, Inua Ellams, and Malorie Blackman is well known.

    Now, Talawa is developing the next generation of Black British writers such as Nicôle Lecky, Somalia Seaton, Theresa Ikoko, Natasha Marshall and Archie Maddocks.

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