By Mark Shenton
23 Feb 2012
|Photo by Aubrey Reuben|
According to press materials, it is an important priority of the foundation to enable opportunities for talented individuals who might not otherwise be able to realize their creative potential. During and after the studio's writing programs, the participants are nurtured by the professionals within the Royal Court and encouraged to keep in contact.
Playwrights who began their careers at the Studio include Bola Agbaje, Alia Bano, Rachel De-lahay, Lucy Prebble, DC Moore, Anya Reiss, Polly Stenham, Simon Stephens, Laura Wade and Michael Wynne.
In a press statement, the Royal Court's artistic director Dominic Cooke commented, "The Studio is absolutely integral to the Royal Court and the work that has come out of it in recent years has been extraordinary. Writing can be a solitary profession, so the value of the Studio groups in which writers, their characters and their ideas, can grow is hugely important. I'm delighted that the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation shares our commitment and their generous investment in the programme will help a whole new generation of writers flourish."