How Local Work is Commissioned
Fresh Ink: Hull Playwriting Festival 2024

Talk: How Local Work is Commissioned

With Hull Truck Theatre, Back To Ours, Silent Uproar Productions, Leeds Playhouse and Middle Child

How does local work get commissioned? 

In this panel-style talk, we’ll be joined by Mark Babych (Hull Truck Theatre), Ellie Irwin (Back To Ours), Alex Mitchell (Silent Uproar Productions), Rio Matchett (Leeds Playhouse) and our literary manager Matthew May (Middle Child).

For this hour, we’ll be unpacking how local work gets commissioned, how to share your work with organisations and what support is available for local emerging and professional writers. 

This talk will be followed by a Q&A. 

Tickets: Free, ticketed

Sun 21 July

Pier Street

Free, ticketed




You will be taken to the website of Hull Truck Theatre, who are managing sales, to book your tickets.

Sunday 21 July


For help booking tickets, please contact Hull Truck Theatre box office on 01482 323638 or

Seating and Access

Unreserved Seating

Seating at Pier Street is unreserved, arranged in a relaxed layout with tables and chairs. If you need to sit in a particular place, such as close to the facilitator for lip-reading, please add a note to the access requirements box when prompted at checkout.

BSL Users

BSL-interpreter, Vicci Ackroyd, will be available to interpret this talk. Please check the “BSL user” box at checkout when booking tickets and we will coordinate with Vicci, who will attend the event you have booked. Seating with the best view of Vicci will be reserved for BSL users.

Access Requiements

To reserve a wheelchair space, please book a standard ticket and add a note to the access requirements box at checkout.

For any other access requirements, please add a note to the access requirements box at checkout.

Fresh Ink Co-Founder and Producer: Middle Child. Fresh Ink Co-Founder and Sponsor: Wykeland Group. Fresh Ink Supporters: J F Brignall Charitable Trust. Hull and East Riding Charitable Trust. I Am Fund. Two Ridings Community Foundation. The Warren Youth Project. Hull Truck Theatre. Garrick Charitable Trust.