“ Being awarded this fellowship feels like a massive and timely next step for me. The opportunity to develop my ideas through the legacy of Kay Mellor feels really special. Buzzing! ”Kirsty Taylor
Kirsty is the first of three Fellows over the next three years. Each will receive a bursary and spend their year on attachment with Leeds Playhouse and Rollem Productions to develop their own script and TV Pitch, as well as receiving a place on the BBC Writers Voices writer development programme.
The Kay Mellor Fellowship is part of our commitment to supporting and nurturing new writing talent in our region
“ Kirsty's work shone through during the application process and her playwriting has the ability to portray often gritty and dark subject matters with warmth and humour, much like the work of Kay. We will be welcoming her into the Rollem family with open arms and can't wait to transfer her incredible playwriting skills into the world of television ”Gaynor Mellor, Creative Director of Rollem Productions