“ Kay put Northern voices on the stage and screen and let down the ladder to support and nurture so many new writers. I'm proud to be a tiny part of her legacy and thrilled that this scheme is continuing so go for it, grab the bull by the horns and apply ”Kat Rose Martin (inaugural Kay Mellor Fellow)
To find out more about the Kay Mellor Fellowship visit: https://leedsplayhouse.org.uk/job/the-kay-mellor-fellowship/
Applicants are invited to submit one pre-existing script for consideration along with a single page synopsis of the idea they would like to develop.
Writers must be based in Yorkshire and must have previously written up to three professionally produced plays, plus have an idea for a new full length production. They should have an interest in writing for television but have no prior credits as a screenwriter.
Applications for the 2024 Fellowship are now closed, and the successful candidate will be announced by the end of 2023.
“ Kay was a kind and generous champion of emerging writers and a supporter of our work at BBC Writersroom. It is a privilege for us to be able to continue this work by supporting the fellowship in her name ”Jessica Loveland (BBC Head Of New Writing)