All posts by Kimberley Andrews

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
Header: Play

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

 

 

 


 

Opportunities – Weekly Round-up: 20 July 2018

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Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline).

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Featured posts:

LPB at London Writers’ Week: Workshops & Events

Summer Sessions: Online Workshops from LPB this August!

LPB Memberships: One Year On!

LPW Online Book Club – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Working class voices: vibrancy, determination and finding inspiration in the ordinary

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: LPB Creative Inspiration Workshop & Writers’ Meetup

Pursued by a bear: “Should I limit scene changes to get my play produced?”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 27 Opportunities with July deadlines – Deadline: various throughout July 2018

Mercury/ Weinberger Playwriting Prize 2018 announced! – Deadline: 20 July 2018

Playwrights Studio Scotland accepting applications for script surgery – Deadline: 20 July 2018

Edgemar Center for the Arts seeking new plays for 2018 season – Deadline: 22 July 2018

The Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize is now open for entries of comedy scripts – Deadline: 22 July 2018

The Old Vic: The Florence Kleiner Bursary open for applications from female directors – Deadline: 23 July 2018

Kali Theatre Discovery Programme open for applications (women writers of South Asian descent) – Deadline: 24 July 2018

Alfred Fagon Award 2018 open for submissions – Deadline: 27 July 2018

The Octagon Theatre accepting submissions for Best of Bolton competition -Deadline: 27 July 2018

Lost Chapters Theatre seeking shorts in response to their show, ‘Lies’ Deadline: 27 July 2018

The Felix Dexter Bursary (BBC Comedy Commissioning) accepting applications – Deadline: 30 July at 5pm

Sterts one-act play competition (£8 entry/ £100 prize) – Deadline: 31 July 2018

Audiojam Flash Fiction Competition open for submissions – Deadline: 31 July 2018

Wildclaw Theatre seeking 10 minute horror audio scripts – Deadline: 31 July 2018

Eurodram seeking English translations of contemporary European plays – 31 July 2018  at 5pm

‘Write Here! Write Now!’ Contexture Theatre seeking 20 min plays for Herts & Essex Playwriting Festival – Deadline: 31 July 2018

Young Pleasance London: Playwriting Competition – open for monologue submissions (16-25) – Deadline: 31 July 2018

London Horror Festival Playwriting Competition – open for submissions – Deadline: 1 August 2018

Shifft Script Lab open for applications (female and non-binary* screenwriters in Wales) – Deadline: 1 August 2018/ 15 September 2018

The Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Playwrights’ Programme open for applications (Liverpool Writers) – Deadline: 3 August 2018

The Lancaster Playwriting Prize open for submissions (BAMER writers/ North West)– Deadline: 22 June 2018 5 August 2018

Little Pieces of Gold seeking shorts for new writing night – Deadline: 10 August 2018

Bashir Theatre seeking short scenes and monologues – Deadline: 12 August 2018

Yale Drama Series seeking scripts for competition (submissions open 1 June!) – Deadline: 15 August 2018

Bench Theatre One Act play competition open for submissions – Deadline: 17 August 2018

Angel on the Corner accepting submissions for new theatre project – Deadline: 17 August 2018

Applications for VAULT Festival now open – Deadline: 24 August 2018 at 6pm

Little Wonder Short Radio Plays competition open for entries – Deadline: 30 August 2018

People’s Play Award open to writers from the North of England (£1000 prize) – Deadline: 31 August 2018

Traverse Theatre submission window (opens 1 August)– Deadline: 1 September 2018

Independent International Award for Improper Dramaturgy «Neem-2018» (2000 ruble prize) – Deadline: 1 September 2018

Chaos Theory seeking new plays for 2019 (under 25’s) – Deadline: 30 September 2018

Pheobus Fire call for scripts on theme of ‘women’s empowerment’ – Deadline: 30 September 2018

The Creative Screenwriting Screenplay Contest open for entries (entry fee, cash prizes) – Deadline: 10 October 2018

LegalAliens seeking short plays on the theme of ‘Migrations: Harbour Europe – Deadline: 15 October 2018

Farnham Maltings accepting applications for grant scheme (18-25) – Deadline: 18 October 2018

Theatre Uncut and Young Vic launch UK’s first major political playwriting award – Deadline: 1 November (submissions open on 1 September)

Ink19 festival accepting submissions (East Anglia writers only) – Deadline: 5 November 2018

The Book Pipeline seeking source material to adapt ($65 entry, $10,000 prize) – Deadline: 15 November 2018

Theatrefullstop accepting submissions for Pub Theatre Festival – Deadline: 1 December 2018

365 Women a Year Playwriting Project – Deadline: 31 December 2018

Dwell Time – Penistone Train Line Newspaper: seeking submissions – Deadline: 31 December 2018

Ashland New Plays Festival: International Playwriting Competition ($20 entry, $1500 prize) – Deadline :31 December or when they reach 400 submissions, whichever is sooner

Langham Court Theatre announces Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition ($45 entry) – Deadline: 29 March 2019

Events and workshops:

David Lane’s Playpens feedback sessions – 15% off for July

Oplex Careers – Playwriting and Screenwriting Course (Online, £19) – Online

Royal Court announce series of workshops for women – Dates TBC

Bloomsbury Publishing: How to get your play published (view live stream of talk) – Online resource

Free writing workshops with Papatango’s GoWrite – Dates: various

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit – Online resource

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia – Ongoing, sign up any time

Writers’ Support Group (Manchester)– Mondays 6pm-8pm

Pinter On Screen: Power, Sex and Politics – at the BFI Southbank this July & August – Dates: various in July & August

LPB at London Writers’ Week – Creative Inspiration: Building a Premise – Date: 21 July 2018 at 3pm

Money, Money, Money – Financing Your First Feature Film: workshop – Date 24 July 2018

LPB at London Writers’ Week – Social meetup for writers – Date: 21 July 2018 at 4.30pm

#TakeUpSpace Script Club at Royal Court – Girl in the Machine – 25 July 2018

Applications open for the John Retallack Playwriting Course 2018-2019 – Deadline: 31 July 2018 (for September start)

Actor Writer Gym: Flux Theatre Workshop – Date: 31 July 2018

LPB Summer Sessions: Overcoming writers’ block (online workshop) – Online/ Available 3 August 2018

CAMP writing workshop with John Burgess (£1,119 – bursaries available) – Dates: 8-12 August 2018

Monobox Workshop: Creating memorable characters with Lisa Carroll – 14 August 2018

LPB Summer Sessions: How to write a monologue (online workshop) – Online/ Available: 17 August 2018

The Scenic Route: Creating Theatre Lab- open for applications – Starts 27 August 2018

LPB Summer Sessions: Promoting yourself as a writer (online workshops) – Online/ Available 31 August 2018

COMMON GROUND event at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow – Date: 6 September 2018

Black Writers Conference 2018 – Date: 13 October 2018

Write Theatre playwriting course – Dates: 13-14 October 2018

Ongoing submissions:

Mate Productions accepting applications for Writers Collective – Deadline: None posted

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

The Questors Theatre Ealing accepting submissions for staged readings – Deadline: None posted

Sparks – HighTide’s new script submission process – Deadline: Weekly, follow them on Twitter for updates

Attic Theatre seeking musicals for 2019 tour – Deadline: None posted

React Scratch inviting writers to share work at monthly scratch night – Deadline: Rolling

Out of Joint launches Writers Room for London Uni Students: Submit your work to the London Student Drama Festivalplaywrights – Deadline: Rolling

Drama Notebook seeking short plays for kids and teens (paid) – Deadline: None posted

Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Play Production Programme – Deadline: Ongoing

Aurora Metro Books seeks British East Asian plays for publication – Deadline: Ongoing

Middle Child Theatre seeking scripts to commission – Deadline: None posted

Ugly Duck offering cheap rehearsal space in Docklands – next few months for Edinburgh Fringe– Deadline: None posted

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines– Deadline: None posted

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers – Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – Deadline: rolling

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – Deadline: rolling

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: none (open submissions)

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