Shorts @ The Canal open for submissions

After the successful run of “Shorts @ the Canal” back in May and with “The Twilight Hour” currently in production,  Canal Shorts are inviting all writers to submit a play no longer than
20-minute, to be performed at the award-winning Canal CafeTheatre,  a renowned comedy and theatre venue in London.
How it works:
A selection process will follow and if your play is chosen, it will beassigned to an emerging director. Play will then be rehearsed and then
staged for 2/3 nights. Dates: 13th, 14th and 15th September.

Submission guidelines:

  • Open Theme
  • No character limit
  • Minimal set
  • Up to 20-minute running time

How to apply: please send your short plays to shortsatthecanal@gmail.com
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Deadline: 6 August 2018

Source: direct contact

The Salon: Collective inviting writers to partner for ACE funding

The salon:collective is inviting connections from playwrights who are preparing to apply for an ACE project grant and seeking a professional development partner.

What they offer:

A professional partner with experience in producing, directing and dramaturgy, to support you through your development process.

Initially, we they provide free support and mentoring to see you through the application process, with no obligation if your application is unsuccessful.

This initial support will include the development of a bespoke collaboration plan, at a reduced fee for them, which you will include in your application budget, with the discount contributing to your overall in-kind support.

Their collaboration is likely to include script development, mentoring on production processes, and support with staging a reading for feedback.

Interested?

They will select a shortlist of projects that seem to be a good match for what they an offer, and will arrange to meet or Skype with those shortlisted artists for approximately half an hour in late September to exchange ideas on their project.

We launched a similar process to Open Door last year and a rehearsed reading for our partner playwright Richard Chilver’s play Hold will be staged at Theatre 503 in November.”

LGBTQ+ and BAME applicants are encouraged to apply.

How to apply: via the link

Details of their writer development track record here

Deadline: 10 August 2018 at 11am

Source: direct contact

 

 

 


 

The Old Vic: The Florence Kleiner Bursary open for applications from female directors

*This one’s for the directors out there!

The Old Vic are delighted to announce the Florence Kleiner Bursary which will support an emerging female Director based outside of London.

The £12,000 bursary will encompass a year-long attachment to The Old Vic, beginning with the recipient’s appointment as Baylis Assistant Director to Emma Rice on the upcoming Season 4 Production of Wise Children. Throughout the year, the recipient will receive:

  • Mentoring from experienced professionals throughout Matthew Warchus’ fourth season at The Old Vic
  • Invitations via the Connect network to build connections with like-minded theatre makers
  • Opportunities to take part in production workshops
  • Facilitator roles on Old Vic Education programmes
  • Opportunities to assist on The Old Vic One Voice monologues and other supporting programming

More details: the bursary will run from Sep 2018 – Aug 2019 and theyhope it will allow an emerging female Director to take up a position at The Old Vic who, due to financial barriers or other socio-economic factors, would not ordinarily seek out the role.

The bursary of £12,000 will be for one year and will be offered for living expenses in addition to the fee for the Baylis Assistant Director and any other paid work throughout the year.

How to apply: take a look at the job description and send a CV and a one page cover letter detailing your relevant experience (please highlight any previous projects which you feel have particular relevance to this scheme) to Mirain Jones, Production Coordinator – artists@oldvictheatre.com.

If you are eligible for the Florence Kleiner Bursary please note this within your application.

Deadline: 23 July 2018 at 5pm 

Source: @Playwriting_UK

The Creative Screenwriting Screenplay Contest open for entries (entry fee, cash prizes)

The Creative Screenwriting Screenplay Contest is looking for the next great feature or pilot. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $5,000 in CASH as well has have their script optioned by Producer Danny Roth (The Hurricane HeistLBJThe Year of Spectacular Men.). There are also additional prizes on offer for selected writers.

How to apply: via the website

Deadlines and entry fees: 

Early July 18th $29
 Regular Aug 15th $39
Final Oct 10th $59

Deadline: (final) 10 October 2018

Source: Playwriting UK Facebook Group

Actor Writer Gym: Flux Theatre Workshop

THE ACTOR WRITER GYM IS BACK! Stay fresh, get playful and have a productive morning collaborating with like-minded creatives.

For writers the gym is a chance to actually see a professional creative team breathe life into your script and then perform this to an audience.

For actors this is an opportunity to flex creative muscles, work with a director in a space, and perform to an audience.

How it works:

Each writer will submit a 5 page duologue and be teamed up with 2 actors and a director.

Each actor will have a chance to work closely with an exciting emerging director on their allocated duologue.

The team of 4 will have a chance to workshop their scene for 120 minutes before sharing their work with the group. This is a chance for likeminded artists to connect in an open, friendly environment and share in the collective joy of working on a brand new script.

Location: 42 Weston St, SE1 3QD London

When: 31 July 2018

Cost : £30

How to book: booking and information available here.

Deadline: not applicable

Source: Playwriting UK Facebook Group

 

Money, Money, Money – Financing Your First Feature Film: workshop

Do you want to learn how to raise money to finance your film and TV projects? Emmy and BAFTA winning producer/director Peter Nicholson will present an alternative way of getting your first feature film financed and distributed.

When: 24 July 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: Zero One Studio, Hopkins St, Soho, London W1F 0HS

Cost: £6- £50

How to book: here

Deadline: not applicable 

Source: Playwriting UK Facebook Group

Manchester Writers’ Retreat Rep Needed for Writers’ HQ

“WHQ NEEDS YOU! It is finally time for us to venture north and bring our procrastination-busting Writers’ Retreats past the Watford Gap, starting with Manchester.”

Their ideal candidate will be an early career writer who is looking to branch out into teaching/facilitating, who is approachable, professional, lively and fun, and has interesting things to say about writing. Bonus points for a love of the Shakespeare-old literary tradition of inventing innovative swear words.

They are looking for someone to:

  • Facilitate their monthly writing retreat in Manchester (full training given)
  • Promote the retreat via social media, networking and other channels
  • Have an Internet connection and laptop, be familiar enough with WordPress to update your own event listings (with training, natch), and to not run screaming from social media.

You need to be:

  • An early career writer with a publishing history (doesn’t have to be a major publishing history. A handful of short stories here and there is fine).
  • Able to run one retreat every month on a Saturday or a Sunday.
  • Be technologically literate enough to: exist on social media, update events in WordPress, use Slack, generally be aware of this new fangled Internet thing and how it works. This is essential. If you’re thinking ‘oh I can learn that stuff’ but are not already doing that stuff, then sorry this position is not for you. We can’t be doing with no eggs messing up our sweet, sweet stylings.

Pay: this is a freelance position. They pay £80 per retreat plus commission depending on attendee numbers.

“We expect you to participate in some marketing outside of retreat days. This mostly involves posting daft gifs on Facebook so hopefully we’re not unreasonable about that. We will give you full training to set up and run one of our famous one-day, procrastination-busting writing retreats.”

How to apply: go here to find out more and apply.

Deadline: 20 July 2018

Source: Arts Council Jobs Page

Leeds Writers’ Retreat Rep Needed for WHQ (paid)

“WHQ NEEDS YOU! It is finally time for us to venture north and bring our procrastination-busting Writers’ Retreats past the Watford Gap, starting with Manchester.”

Their ideal candidate will be an early career writer who is looking to branch out into teaching/facilitating, who is approachable, professional, lively and fun, and has interesting things to say about writing. Bonus points for a love of the Shakespeare-old literary tradition of inventing innovative swear words.

They are looking for someone to:

  • Facilitate their monthly writing retreat in Manchester (full training given)
  • Promote the retreat via social media, networking and other channels
  • Have an Internet connection and laptop, be familiar enough with WordPress to update your own event listings (with training, natch), and to not run screaming from social media.

You need to be:

  • An early career writer with a publishing history (doesn’t have to be a major publishing history. A handful of short stories here and there is fine).
  • Able to run one retreat every month on a Saturday or a Sunday.
  • Be technologically literate enough to: exist on social media, update events in WordPress, use Slack, generally be aware of this new fangled Internet thing and how it works. This is essential. If you’re thinking ‘oh I can learn that stuff’ but are not already doing that stuff, then sorry this position is not for you. We can’t be doing with no eggs messing up our sweet, sweet stylings.

Pay: this is a freelance position. They pay £80 per retreat plus commission depending on attendee numbers.

“We expect you to participate in some marketing outside of retreat days. This mostly involves posting daft gifs on Facebook so hopefully we’re not unreasonable about that. We will give you full training to set up and run one of our famous one-day, procrastination-busting writing retreats.”

How to apply: go here to find out more and apply.

Deadline: 20 July 2018

Source: Arts Council Jobs Page

LPB Summer Sessions: Promoting yourself as a writer (online workshops)

Before you go all ‘back-to-school’ and start prepping that big Autumn project, why not spend a bit of time thinking about how to get yourself noticed as a writer? In this session, we’ll look at the nitty gritty of self-promotion for writers including writing brilliant bios to what not to say on application forms.

When: available from Friday 31 August 2018

Who’s it for? all levels, including beginners

How to participate: the workshops will be exclusively available for our members. If you’re not a member yet, read more here and you can sign up for around the price of a coffee per month.

To access the workshops, members simply need to visit the members site on or after the dates published below. The workshops will remain live during August and beyond – so don’t worry if you’re taking a break over the summer, you can pick them up whenever is convenient for you.

Cost: included in monthly subscription (£3.63 per month)

Deadline: not applicable 

Source: LPB

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