Project of Theatre Institute in 2007 - 2009
The New Writing Project consists of two programmes oriented on two different target groups.
The main goal of the first one - New Writing for Young Playwrights is discovering new dramatic „voices“ among Slovak playwrights, creating new educational platform for young authors and enabling continual and concentrated work of new texts (by means of seminars and workshops) lead by Slovak and foreign experts (playwrights, directors, dramaturgs). The project tends to enhance presentation of new texts in front of broader (especially young) audience, motivate young authors to write and publish and support diversification of creative, informal education in Slovakia.
The second part of the project - New Writing – Dramatically Young is focused on children and youth (10-18 years old), and initiates work of scriptwriting clubs for children in 6 regions of Slovakia. Project aims to edify young trainers and playwriting lecturers of specific fields - teaching children to write scripts. It develops invaluable skills among the young participants such as growing in confidence, gaining team-working abilities and improving communication skills, and it leads children to early understanding of drama and insight into art – all these skills are applicable to many other areas of the formal curriculum.