Competitions

DCA Productions is calling all new/emerging writers

DCA Productions are a brand-new production company looking to create high quality theatre in intimate and small spaces. The team, Daniel Carlin, Amy Moore, and Craig L. Sullivan, currently work together at Head Office for the Ambassador Theatre Group and have decided to consolidate their experience. They are looking for new and emerging writers who …

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Wooden Arrow Productions seeks ten minute plays for “The Scratch”

Are you a creative looking for a space? Have you got an idea and don’t know how to develop it? Looking for a chance to gain feedback on your work or connect with other creatives? The Scratch is taking place at the Young Actor’s Theatre Islington on the 29th February. Wooden Arrow are seeking emerging …

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Applications are now open for Yellow Earth Theatre’s Professional Writers Programme (Paid)

What is it? It is the second iteration of Yellow Earth Theatre’s Professional Writers Programme. An intensive two-year programme for writers of East Asian and Southeast Asian descent beginning in May 2020. The programme will support four early career playwrights in writing a full-length play by the end of the two years. How does it …

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Dear Black People is looking for submissions celebrating identity

Are you a black writer with a story to share? Dear Black People is back at the Pleasance Theatre, London on Monday 11th May and they are looking for scripts that celebrate identity with power, comedy and confidence. Submissions are now open. Requirements: a 15 minute long extract from a script a monologue up to …

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The ‘Calm Down, Dear’ 2020 festival of feminism seeking applications/ devised work

Camden People’s Theatre are staging their seventh ‘Calm Down, Dear’ festival of feminism from May 11th – May 30th 2020. It is a unique three-week celebration of innovative feminist performance. Past hits include Louise Orwin’s Pretty Ugly (2013), Sh!t Theatre’s Women’s Hour (2014), Snuffbox Theatre’s Blush (2016), and Racheal Ofori’s So Many Reasons (2018). This year, in partnership with UCL Culture’s Performance …

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Rebound Productions are on the look out for new playwrights

Rebound Productions are offering the chance for new and emerging playwrights to have their work produced by an exciting new company at a London theatre this year. They are searching for five 10-15 minute short plays with 2-3 characters. Last year, their first production ‘Flights of Fancy’, sold out two 3-day runs in 2019. What …

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London Lovecraft Playwrighting Competition now open

London Lovecraft Festival 2020 are calling for writers to submit a H.P. Lovecraft inspired play for a staged performance at the Drayton Arms in Kensington between the 19th and 25th April. It can be a comedy, a drama, a heartfelt romance about Shoggoths falling in love, or a creepy work of fiction with Lovecraftian elements …

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Plays Rough London open call for short plays on theme ‘Factual and Fantasy’

What is it? Plays Rough London are calling for short plays (between 0 and 15 minutes) on the theme of ‘Factual and Fantasy’. Selected scripts will be part of the new-writing night: ‘Plays Rough London Presents: Factual and Fantasy’ performed at the Old Red Lion Pub Theatre on Monday 16th March 2020. As a new-writing …

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Actor Awareness 2020 new writing night looking for scripts on Class (paid)

Actor Awareness are looking for beginners and emerging playwrights alike for the staging of their third consecutive year of new writing nights. Wanting to kick off 2020 with a bang, the theme for the first night is Class. As it will be part of their ongoing partnership with Spotlight, it is a paid opportunity, taking …

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Calling all budding playwrights – The Phoenix Writes competition is now open (entry fee £10)

What is it?  The Phoenix Writes is a new One Act playwriting competition for 2020, which is open to playwrights of all age groups across the UK. Five successful submissions will be performed at the Daneside Theatre in Congleton, Cheshire on Saturday 5th September 2020, and the winning play, voted by the audience, will receive …

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