Opportunities

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 13 December 2019

Want to support LPB? Become a member! 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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The Search for Blue seeking shorts for scratch night

You are invited: to a birthday celebration of planetary proportions! The Search for Blue is hosting a special birthday celebration for our collective home, Earth, on April 22nd 2020, the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, and our Big Blue’s (unofficial) 4.544* Billionth Birthday! What they are looking for: 8 artists or groups of artists that …

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Opportunities – Pick of the Week: BBC Writersroom Drama Script Room Open for submissions

Each week we look through our pile of writing opportunities to pick out one we think is particularly worth your time. It could be an innovative brief, great prize money, a high-profile company, or just plain fun. This week’s pick: BBC Writersroom Drama Script Room Open for submissions Description: BBC Writersroom’s annual window for unsolicited …

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The Literal Challenge: 29 Plays Later

The Literal Challenge – a company that brings together a community of writers, wannabe writers and newbies through creative challenges. Over the last five Februarys, they have run  run five 28 Plays Later, a play-a-day writing challenge that has inspired the writing of 26,649 plays! Registrations are now open through for this year’s challenge through …

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Nick Hern Books launches Playscript Subscriptions

NHB have launched a subscription service for play scripts. Each month, subscribers (or their chosen recipient) will receive one newly published NHB playscript selected by their expert team. It could be a major premiere from a big-name playwright, a timely new version of a classic, or a fresh and exciting work by a talented, up-and-coming …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 6 December 2019

Want to support LPB? Become a member! 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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Jerwood New Playwrights Programme to Relaunch in 2020 with New Focus on Writer Development Opportunities for Emerging Playwrights

Jerwood Arts announced today over £1 million of funding over the course of the next two years to support 19 specialist programmes across the arts and cultural sector that will support early career artists, curators, and producers working in literature, music, performing, visual and contemporary arts through to 2021. This includes the Jerwood New Playwrights …

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Perthshire Plays: Playwriting Group

Perthshire Plays is a new joint Programme between Horsecross Arts, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Birnam Arts, local playwright Lesley Wilson and Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland which aims to provide platforms for new and existing playwrights, giving them opportunities to develop their craft and share their work with audiences across the region. How to apply: visit the website Deadline: 6 January 2020 …

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Bush Theatre Young Writers’ Group for 14-17 year olds

Aged 14 – 17? Have you got a story to tell? Want to see your own words performed on stage?? Join The Bush’s Young Writers Group for the chance to write your own play and see it performed in the Studio at Bush Theatre. You will: •         Learn new skills in play writing •         Build a network of like-minded …

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Charlie Hartill Theatre Reserve from the Pleasance open for applications

Applications for 2020 are now OPEN.  What is it?  Each year the Theatre Reserve provides a young theatre company with 4 of more cast members, the rare and extraordinary opportunity to present a fully produced, financed production at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. What do you get? £10,000 financing from the Pleasance towards the cost of presenting your …

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