Genesis Almeida New Playwrights

The Genesis Almeida New Playwrights, Big Plays Programme is an annual programme that supports emerging and mid-career writers to develop new plays for larger stages giving them the space and time to experiment with form and scale. Each writer on the programme is commissioned to develop one new play and will be given dramaturgical support from the Almeida’s Literary Manager and Artistic team. During the year the writers will also attend twelve masterclasses led by established British and international playwrights, directors, designers and other creatives, and be given a five day R&D workshop to develop their commission.

The Genesis Almeida Writers Programme is made possible by the support of the Genesis Foundation.

The Genesis Almeida Writers for 2021/22 are:
Josh Elliott
Eno Mfon
Uma Nada-Rajah
Michael John O’Neill
Ava Pickett
Sid Sagar
Molly Taylor

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Established by John Studzinski, the Genesis Foundation works in partnership with leaders of prestigious UK arts organisations such as the Almeida Theatre, LAMDA, the National Theatre, The Sixteen and the Young Vic. Its largest funding commitment is to programmes that support directors, playwrights, actors and musicians in their career development.

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Left to right: Eno Mfon, Ava Pickett, Sid Sagar, Molly Taylor, Uma Nada-Rajah (back), Josh Elliott (front), Michael John O’Neill. Photo credit: Ian Hippolyte