Announcing the new Marie Jones Bursary.
Marie Jones and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig have come together to offer a one-week fully resourced Writer-in-Residence Bursary to take place in spring 2015. The award is named in honour of Marie Jones OBE, an award-winning Irish writer who has written extensively for stage and television. Her play Stones in His Pockets was an international success and won numerous awards all over the world. Both Women on the Verge of HRT and A Night in November were revived in London and Belfast in 2008 and HRT toured the UK in 2009. Marie co-wrote the book for the smash hit musical, Dancing Shoes, which sold out the Belfast Opera House for its initial three week run in summer 2010.
Recently Marie's comedy Fly Me To The Moon has played at the Grand Opera House in Belfast, before transferring to New York.
Her portrait hangs alongside those of Seamus Heaney and Brian Friel in the Lyric theatre. There’s no doubting Jones’s extraordinary success and she writes sell-out plays that go straight to the public’s heart.
Marie is offering the opportunity to a writer from Ireland, of any age, starting out to write for Theatre to enjoy the chance to retreat and work at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig for a week. www.tyroneguthrie.ie
The Tyrone Guthrie Centre is set “in a tranquil, beautiful setting amid the lakes and drumlins of County Monaghan. With the advice and encouragement of his family Sir Tyrone Guthrie bequeathed his family home and estate to the State with the proviso that it be used for the benefit of artists. It was an inspired decision and one that has positively reshaped the cultural landscape of Ireland forever.”
How to Apply:
Applications are accepted by email only to firstname.lastname@example.org clearly stating that it’s for The Marie Jones Bursary
A cover letter including your personal details and statement of artistic intent, clearly and concisely outlining the project you would like to focus on during your time at Annaghmakerrig.
31st Dec 2014 at 5pm. No late applications will be considered. Applications will be acknowledged by email on receipt and the winner will be notified in due course.