The year-long post is based at the NT Studio, where de Angelis will focus on her own work as well as offering support to other theatre-makers developing work there.
She will also, according to the National, "bring a writer's perspective to the creative planning" of the organisation.
April de Angelis' plays include Jumpy (Royal Court and West End), Hush, Havana and Wild East (Royal Court), A Laughing Matter (Out of Joint/National Theatre) and Gastronauts (Royal Court Upstairs).
The National has also today announced further details of its 2014 summer season:
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