DYSPLA has received a new Arts Council grant to fund the development of two Neurodivergent storymakers for a second year running.

This year’s 10-month long Residency starts in March 2020 with an Industry Sharing in January 2021. The deadline for Submissions is 20th March 2020.





The residency will be tailored to each resident and will take place in London throughout 2020. Along with Surgery Scripts sessions, dramaturgy, a rehearsed reading and mentoring, DYSPLA will provide travel subsidy for anyone outside of London, desk space and rehearsal rooms.

  • Surgery Scripts (SS) sessions,
  • A professional rehearsed reading
  • Industry mentoring
  • 1 full script SS rehearsal
  • Dramaturgy sessions
  • 2 hrs a week story development and production advice
  • Script notes from some of our SS Directors Pool of over 130 directors
  • Travel & subsistence (Outside of London), desk/rehearsal space
  • Industry and networking support;
  • Online marketing thoughout 2020


DYSPLA is currently accepting pitch ideas for their writer's residency and welcomes submission from anyone regardless of experience. If you want to tell a story, we want to hear from you and you can submit your pitch idea in any format, via the link below, over the phone, via email, a video pitch or an mp3 file. All we ask for is an outline of your story and why you need to tell it.
*ND - NEURODIVERGENCE
“Sometimes Abbreviated as ND, neurodivergent means having a style of neurocognitive functioning that diverges significantly from the dominant societal standards of ‘normal’. Neurodivergent people include dyslexics, dyspraxics, AD(H)D, autistics (including those with Asperger’s), dyscalculics, OCD, dysgraphics, Tourettes, etc.” The Westminster AchievAbility Commission for Dyslexia and Neurodivergence 2018.



For further information please email hello@dyspla.com
© DYSPLA 2019
WORK ENQUIRIES - email+44 (0) 7917157748