For the last 20 years our International Playwrights Programme has encouraged young writers in all parts of the world to address subjects that they felt were urgent in their society. In more than 70 countries and in over 40 languages, they are asked to write urgent new plays that will give fresh insights and change perspectives. The work that has been developed over two decades has created hundreds of long term relationships that has had great impact on artists and audiences both here and abroad.

The International Playwrights Programme is supported by the Genesis Foundation.