Summer Residency 2019: Focus Europe

The 2019 summer residency had a special focus on writers from Europe and in particular from the EU 27 countries. At a moment of huge change and uncertainty in Britain’s relationship with Europe, the residency looked to engage with a new generation of artists across the continent. And to make a statement about the Royal Court’s commitment to keeping deep international partnerships alive. The residency was a three week programme that involved writers spending time at the Royal Court, meeting British artists, attending workshops, seeing and discussing theatre and developing a new play during their time in London. It took place during June and July of this year. Applicants were selected from an open call.

The participating writers were:

The Royal Court is very grateful to the following individuals and funding bodies for their generous support of the 2019 International Residency:


With the support of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)

Associazione Riccione Teatro

Austrian Cultural Forum London


With the support of the British Council

Creative Europe Programme

Embassy of Sweden


Supported by the Goethe-Institut London

Development supported by Hawkwood College and The Reckitt Arts Trust

with the support of Instituto Cervantes


Lady Antonia Fraser in acknowledgement of Harold Pinter’s strong support of the Royal Court’s International Playwrights Programme

 Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia

MOVIN’UP SPETTACOLO – PERFORMING ARTS 2018/2019by MiBAC General Directorate for Performing Arts, Association GAI, Association GA/ER

PAV – Fabulamundi Playwriting Europe, Beyond Borders (A Creative Europe co-funded project)

National Museum of Romanian Literature

Roma Cultural Institute

Teatro Nazionale Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione

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