The work of The Big Room will be driven by the following ethos:
• It will primarily help playwrights develop their art rather than their careers
• It will be led by the individual playwright on their terms
• It will complement and connect existing national development provision, working in partnership with, rather than looking to replace, existing opportunities
• It will not driven by, towards or because of production.
The key characteristics of The Big Room will be its bespoke nature and its UK-wide reach. Having identified a professional playwright of exceptional talent, we will respond to their needs with a specific set of resources that over a sustained period of time will, in the view the writer and ourselves, make an indelible mark on their art through in-depth investment.
The Big Room is supported by Channel 4/Film Four, The Fenton Arts Trust, and Jon and NoraLee Sedmak.