DYSPLA, the longest-running arts organisation dedicated to recognising the creative benefits of Neurodivergent artists, is pleased to welcome this year’s esteemed Judging Panel: Shanna Martens, (Development Executive of Vertigo Films) Colin Hambrook, (Editor of Disability Arts Online) ProfessorDerval Tubridy, (Professor of English Literature and Visual Culture, Goldsmiths) Film Earls Court, (Producers of Earl’s Court Film Festival) Akua Gyamfi, (Founder of The British Blacklist) and Dr Julia Pascal(DYSPLA Resident Winner 2019). 

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,
  • An Industry Sharing
  • 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.
“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