Category Archives: Opportunities

Eva’s Echo Theatre Company seeks scripts for production

Eva’s Echo Theatre Company is dedicated to promoting up and coming artists including writers. Their first show won the best emerging artists award from the Galway Fringe Festival this summer.

They are currently seeking playwrights to send in scripts for their next production taking place in December.

They are looking for scripts approximately an hour in length. The plays can be on any subject and in any genre. There is no entry fee and if your script is chosen, your work will be produced and you will receive a profit share.

How to apply: To apply simply send your script to evasecho@gmail.com.

Deadline: 29 October 2017 at 4pm

Source: Direct Contact

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 20 October 2017

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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:

5 tips to make the most out of a writing workshop

Escaping the ‘tortured artist’ trap

LPW Online Book club – Fen by Caryl Churchill

Lyric Writing For Playwrights: An Introduction (LPW Workshop)

Writing For TV: Making the Transition From Stage To Screen (LPW Workshop)

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: The Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission seeking writing proposals ($15,000 commission)

From the Archive of our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear: “My political play feels like talking heads”

Opportunities with deadlines:

University of York seeking playwright for women in science playwriting commission – Deadline: 20 October 2017

Second Sons Theatre Company seeking shorts for new writing night – Deadline: 23 October 2017

Tron Theatre seeking applications for Mayfesto Award – Deadline: 23 October 2017

Camden People’s Theatre seeks submissions for Live 7 scratch night – Deadline: 23 October 2017

Finborough Theatre seeking short plays as part of Vibrant 2017 – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights – Deadline: 26 October 2017

Bush Theatre accepting scripts through open submission window – Deadline: 31 October 2017

Sanguine Theatre Accepting Submissions for Annual Project Playwright Competition  – Deadline: 31 October 2017

Monday Club seeking new writing for a three day festival at The Bunker – Deadline: 31 October 2017

The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award now accepting applications – Deadline: 6 November 2017

Pokfulam Rd Productions seeks new Chinese/East Asian Stories for “Foreign Goods 3” – Deadline: 10 November 2017

The Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission seeking writing proposals ($15,000 commission) – Deadline: 11 November 2017

Hidden River Arts Review Short Play Award ($1000 Prize) – 15 November 2017

 Attic Theatre Company seeking short plays for Christmas Playwrights Bizarre (£50 prize) – Deadline: 24 November 2017

Congleton Players One-Act Plays Festival open for submissions (£150 prize) – Deadline: 30 November 2017

Theatrefullstop seeking shorts for pub theatre festival – Deadline: 1 December 2017

Ashland New Plays Festival (Oregon, $15  entry, $1500 prize) – Deadline: 31 December (or when they receive 400 submissions)

The Female Gaze seeking monologues about women in film – Deadline: 8 January 2018

BBC World Service and British Council launch International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018 – Deadline 31 January 2018

Events and workshops:

October Playwrights’ Online Book Club – Fen by Caryl Churchill – Friday 20 October 2017 from 1-2pm (note: book club continues through end of the month)

Art School – A new series on how to improve and protect arts education –  26 October 2017 from 5pm-9pm

6 week playwriting workshop with Lee Anderson at the Arcola (£85 cost) – 31 October – 5 December 2017

Lyric Writing For Playwrights: An Introduction (LPW Workshop) – Saturday 11 November 2017 from 10.00am-1.00pm

Writing For TV: Making the Transition From Stage To Screen (LPW Workshop) – Saturday 11 November 2017 from 2.30-5.30pm

Bryony Kimmings November 2017 Workshop – 27th November – 1st December, 10am-4pm Monday – Friday

Writers’ Mutual writing group -currently taking place Wednesdays 11am- 1pm

Ongoing submissions:

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

TheatreLab seeking scripts for rehearsed reading – Deadline: None Posted

Target Theatre Company seeking new plays for development – Deadline: None posted

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

London Poet seeking film makers to collaborate with – Deadline: none

Edgemar Center for the Arts (Santa Monica) seeking new work for 2017 season – Deadline: none

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

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

Pokfulam Rd Productions looking for playwrights and creatives – Deadline: none posted

55 Kings Contemporary Theatre Productions looking for writers – Deadline: none posted

Plane Paper Theatre call out for plays – Deadline: none posted

Theatrelab seeking scripts to perform at ‘WordPlay’ at Bath Spa University – Deadline: none posted

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

Madam Renards Mini Fringe Festival Swindon open for applications from writers and performers – Deadline: none posted (festival takes place in 2016)

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)

Poppy Seed – accepting submissions of 5 minute scripts for blog – Deadline: none posted

Aurora Metro Books seeks British East Asian plays for publication

Aurora Metro Books, an independent publisher of diverse playwrights, is looking to publish the first ever collection of British East Asian plays.

They are looking for unpublished plays from writers of East Asian decent. The plays can be of any genre, but must center around a British East Asian story.

For more information please contact editor@aurorametro.com.

How to apply: To apply, send your script to editor@aurorametro.com. 

Deadline: Ongoing 

Source: Direct Contact

 

Camden People’s Theatre seeks submissions for Live 7 scratch night

Camden People’s Theatre, in association with Barrel Organ, presents Live 7, a scratch night for under-represented artists making experimental and non-traditional work that specifically acknowledges the presence of the audience and plays with the ‘liveness’ of theatre.

As a company, Barrel Organ try to make work that is self-consciously theatrical; plays with the unique ‘liveness’ that theatre offers as an art form; and continually seeks to explore and deconstruct the relationship between performer and spectator.

The night is a space for artists currently under-represented in theatre, who are working in/with non-traditional forms to be able to test new material in front of an audience. The aim is to offer a platform and chance for constructive and beneficial criticism. They are looking for bold, experimental and uncompromising work that tackles a wide range of issues, agendas and ideas.

LIVE 7 will take place on Monday 27 November, 7.30pm at Camden People’s Theatre.

How to apply: To apply, please download the LIVE 7 Call for Submissions Info and the LIVE 7 – Application Form and return them to barrelorgantheatre@gmail.com. 

Deadline: 23 October 2017 at 5pm

Source: ArtsJobs

Finborough Theatre seeking short plays as part of Vibrant 2017 – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights

As part of Vibrant 2017 – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, Finborough Theatre are looking for an unperformed short play or a twenty-page excerpt from an unperformed full-length script.

The scripts submitted will be part of Introduce Yourself, an initiative that aims to offer writers feedback on their scripts. The winning play will receive feedback from the literary department at the Finborough. There is also the chance to introduce yourself personally to Neil McPherson, the artistic director of the Finborough Theatre or Sue Healy, the literary manager every Wednesday evening while Vibrant is on.

In their words: “The play can be on any subject and in any style. We want to read what you are passionate about – don’t impose themes or subjects or time limits on your writing. There is no age limit but writers must be resident in the UK and have never previously submitted work to the Finborough Theatre. This is a great opportunity to get feedback on your work. Last year we had over 200 submissions, one of which went on to be performed as a full-length play. “

How to apply: Applications must be made via email to literaryteam@finboroughtheatre.co.uk. Include the words ‘Introduce Yourself’ in the subject line and attach the script in PDF form. You also need to include a play synopsis and a bit about you – be that a CV, bio or a little letter about your musical preferences!

Deadline: 26 October 2017

Source: Direct Contact

Opportunities – Pick of the Week: The Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission seeking writing proposals ($15,000 commission)

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: The Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission seeking writing proposals ($15,000 commission)

Description: The Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission invites playwrights to propose plays inspired by a particular prompt. This round, they ask that you please consider the oeuvre of Caryl Churchill.

They are looking for play proposals inspired by the work of Caryl Churchill. The play should be split into three sections and contain a cast of mostly women. The full details of the proposals requirements can be found here.

The ask that you embrace economy of language, and specificity and fidelity of language to character. Consider if and when those rules explode.

The proposals will be read and adjudicated over the course of the fall, and the commission(s) awarded by the end of 2017.

What’s so great about it? This is a great opportunity to have your work read by industry professionals, and be within the chance of receiving a commission of up to $15, 000.

Unlike most opportunities, this one requires you to write within the guidelines and only submit proposals inspired by Churchill’s body of work. However, this means you can do your research and come up with a completely original idea based on the work of one of Britain’s most celebrated playwrights.

If chosen, you will then be able to go away and write the full piece with the help of a creative team. So, If you want to apply, you have until 11 November 2017 to do so.

If this seems like the perfect opportunity for you, be sure to check out our Online Book Club as this month we’ll be discussing Caryl Churchill’s Fen!

Read full details here.

Please note, we’ve posted this for your convenience and we’re not affiliated with the organisers of the opportunity.

Image Credit: Clubbed Thumb

Hidden River Arts Review Short Play Award ($1000 Prize)

Hidden River Arts are offering a $1,000 prize and publication in The Hidden River Review of Arts & Letters for an unpublished and unproduced short play.

They are looking for submissions to be of any genre, and no more than 15 minutes in length. The competition is open internationally, and there is a $17 reading fee. They also accept multiple submissions and simultaneous submissions.

How to apply: All submissions should be made here. Make sure to send your full script along with a brief bio, synopsis and character breakdown. Any scripts submitted without the synopsis and breakdown will be disqualified.

Deadline: 15 November 2017 

Source: Direct Contact

Monday Club seeking new writing for a three day festival at The Bunker

Monday Club presents: Bunker Bites, is a three day festival of new writing and performance being put on at The Bunker.

They are looking for writers and performers to get involved and send them new work. It is an opportunity open to any creatives across the performing arts.

The event runs from 6 – 8 December at 7.30pm. Pieces must be no more than 20 minutes in length (they can be shorter), and can consist of an extract from a longer piece, or a full length short play/work.

How to apply: To apply you must download a submission form, which can be found here, and is send it to submissions@mondayclub.co.uk, along with a copy of the script you wish to have performed. Please note, if your full piece is longer than 20 minutes, please mark on the script the portion of the text that you wish to show.

Deadline: 31 October 2017 

Source: Direct Contact

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 13 October 2017

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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).

Want to be sure you never miss an opportunity?  Sign up for our email list to get the weekly roundup direct to your inbox!

Featured posts:

Escaping the ‘tortured artist’ trap

LPW Online Book club – Fen by Caryl Churchill

How to perform your own work: A chat with Nicole Henriksen

Lyric Writing For Playwrights: An Introduction (LPW Workshop)

Writing For TV: Making the Transition From Stage To Screen (LPW Workshop)

Pathways to Playwriting: Awards & Competitions

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Pokfulam Rd Productions seeks new Chinese/East Asian Stories for “Foreign Goods 3”

From the Archive of our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear: “Should I limit scene changes to get my play produced?”

Opportunities with deadlines:

Paperclip Theatre seeking actresses for all female scratch night at the Betsy Trotwood – Deadline: 13 October 2017

SLAMinutes seeking writers and performers for secret shows – Deadline: 13 October 2017

Amper and Sand Publishers seeking short plays for publication – Deadline: 15 October 2017

University of York seeking playwright for women in science playwriting commission – Deadline: 20 October 2017

Second Sons Theatre Company seeking shorts for new writing night – Deadline: 23 October 2017

Tron Theatre seeking applications for Mayfesto Award – Deadline: 23 October 2017

Bush Theatre accepting scripts through open submission window – Deadline: 31 October 2017

Sanguine Theatre Accepting Submissions for Annual Project Playwright Competition  – Deadline: 31 October 2017

The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award now accepting applications – Deadline: 6 November 2017

Pokfulam Rd Productions seeks new Chinese/East Asian Stories for “Foreign Goods 3” – Deadline: 10 November 2017

The Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission seeking writing proposals ($15,000 commission) – Deadline: 11 November 2017

 Attic Theatre Company seeking short plays for Christmas Playwrights Bizarre (£50 prize) – Deadline: 24 November 2017

Congleton Players One-Act Plays Festival open for submissions (£150 prize) – Deadline: 30 November 2017

Theatrefullstop seeking shorts for pub theatre festival – Deadline: 1 December 2017

Ashland New Plays Festival (Oregon, $15  entry, $1500 prize) – Deadline: 31 December (or when they receive 400 submissions)

The Female Gaze seeking monologues about women in film – Deadline: 8 January 2018

BBC World Service and British Council launch International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018 – Deadline 31 January 2018

Events and workshops:

Three day playwriting workshop with Simon Stephens in Andalucia  15 – 19 October 2017

October Playwrights’ Online Book Club – Fen by Caryl Churchill – Friday 20 October 2017 from 1-2pm (note: book club continues through end of the month)

6 week playwriting workshop with Lee Anderson at the Arcola (£85 cost) – 31 October – 5 December 2017

Lyric Writing For Playwrights: An Introduction (LPW Workshop) – Saturday 11 November 2017 from 10.00am-1.00pm

Writing For TV: Making the Transition From Stage To Screen (LPW Workshop) – Saturday 11 November 2017 from 2.30-5.30pm

Bryony Kimmings November 2017 Workshop – 27th November – 1st December, 10am-4pm Monday – Friday

Writers’ Mutual writing group -currently taking place Wednesdays 11am- 1pm

Ongoing submissions:

TheatreLab seeking scripts for rehearsed reading – Deadline: None Posted

Target Theatre Company seeking new plays for development – Deadline: None posted

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

London Poet seeking film makers to collaborate with – Deadline: none

Edgemar Center for the Arts (Santa Monica) seeking new work for 2017 season – Deadline: none

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

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

Pokfulam Rd Productions looking for playwrights and creatives – Deadline: none posted

55 Kings Contemporary Theatre Productions looking for writers – Deadline: none posted

Plane Paper Theatre call out for plays – Deadline: none posted

Theatrelab seeking scripts to perform at ‘WordPlay’ at Bath Spa University – Deadline: none posted

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

Madam Renards Mini Fringe Festival Swindon open for applications from writers and performers – Deadline: none posted (festival takes place in 2016)

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)

Poppy Seed – accepting submissions of 5 minute scripts for blog – Deadline: none posted

BBC World Service and British Council launch International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018

Writers from around the world are invited to submit their scripts for the 26th International Radio Playwriting Competition.

The global competition, hosted by BBC World Service and the British Council, in partnership with co-producers The Open University, offers the unique opportunity for playwrights to use the medium of radio drama to reach an international audience.

There are three prizes to be won:

Two first prizes – for the best radio plays by writers with either English as their first language or English as their second language. Both winners’ plays will be broadcast on BBC World Service.

In addition, there’s the Georgi Markov prize – for the most promising script, this prize gives the winner a chance to come to London for two weeks and work alongside BBC Radio Drama and with BBC World Service journalists.

Who can enter? Anyone aged 18 or over and living outside the UK – whether you’re an established writer, completely new or anywhere in between.

How to apply: 

In order to enter you need to send:

• A script for a 53 minute radio play with up to 6 central characters – thee are unable to return these, so make sure you keep a copy

• A (no more than) 400 word synopsis which outlines your play

• A completed entry form (here), attached to your play and synopsis.

Or you can complete and submit your entry online (here) by uploading your play and synopsis along with your personal details.

Read full details here.

Deadline: 31 January 2018 

Source: Direct Contact