The Baptiste Programme is a paid and mentored script development programme for Black Irish theatre makers and writers of colour.
The programme is named after the 18th century Black Irish singer Rachel Baptiste, who performed to great acclaim at Smock Alley as well as at other notable and prestigious venues and pleasure gardens of the time.

This programme is a combination of dramaturgy workshops, mentor seminars and facilitated meetings. The programme culminates in a reading of the developed scripts with a professional cast and director.  The programme is funded by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council.

If you are interested in submitting an expression of interest in participating on the programme please follow the link.

More info on the programme can be found at
The final deadline for applications is 6pm on Monday 31st October 2022