The Lir Academy Patricia Leggett Playwriting Scholarship 2023 | Resources | Write for Stage & Screen
The Lir Academy

Application deadline: 7th April 2024

Now in its seventh year, the Patricia Leggett Playwriting Scholarship is a fully paid scholarship for a place on the MFA in Playwriting degree at The Lir Academy. This course in creative writing for stage is designed to encourage, nurture and promote the individual voice of the developing writer. Applications for 2024 are now open and the deadline is March 31st, 2024.

You can read more about the Master of Fine Arts [MFA] in Playwriting course here.

In order to apply for the scholarship, applicants must be

* Qualified to degree level

* Resident in Ireland or Northern Ireland

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and a 45 minute play (reading time) to with the subject line Patricia Leggett Playwriting Scholarship by Friday, 7th April 2023.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend an online interview.

The Lir AcademyThe Lir Academy would like to express our gratitude to our donors for their continued support of this scholarship.

To read more about the life and legacy of Patricia Leggett, please click here.

The Lir Academy would like to express its immense gratitude to our donors, Patricia’s family, for choosing The Lir’s Playwriting Scholarship with which to remember and honour the lifetime and legacy of Patricia Leggett (1936 – 2013).

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