Opportunities

Popelei looking for writers to submit 4 minute monologues on ‘Women in Lockdown’

Popelei are looking for writers to submit brand new theatrical monologues to the Popelei Seed Commission 2020, under the theme ‘Women in Lockdown’.​ Popelei invite you to write and send in a new short monologue (maximum 4 minutes) for a female character who has had some kind of restriction placed on her liberty. Her freedom could be …

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Submissions are open for ’10 Minutes To… Call Home’ short play project

10 Minutes To… is a short play project where writers submit plays that respond to a specific theme. The current theme is Call Home. Writers can respond to this theme in any way they see fit. A selection of these plays are chosen to be produced. Due to the Coronavirus the scheduled 10 Mins To… performance weekend in May …

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From Page to Stage: Free Q&A with Mike Carter (live on Zoom)

From Page to Stage is a free Q&A with Mike Carter (live on Zoom). They’re delighted to have rearranged this event, working with the inspiring Space Theatre, by taking it to the virtual world! This talk will explore the various avenues you might take to reaching that final goal and getting a run at a …

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Second Lockdown Liftups callout for 3 minute monologues for radio

The second Lockdown Liftups callout from the newly established production company KickItDown Productions who are on the look out for monologues that can work in a radio format. The monologues will be recorded by professional actors and streamed live on their website. The writing can be about anything and they want writers to be highly …

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Love in the Time of Corona – monologue writing competition (paid)

To unlock more short powerful stories from a diverse range of voices and to chronicle this extraordinary period, they are launching a monologue writing competition, open to all writers of any experience, under the title: Love in the Time of Corona. They are offering 10 prizes of £350 each to the competition winners. Your character should …

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New creative writing course by Tamasha x Hatchette – online applications open

Despite the coronavirus situation, Tamasha and Hachette are pleased to announce the launch of a new creative writing course, aimed at culturally diverse theatre writers interested in learning to write prose fiction and non-fiction. After two successful pilots in 2018 and 2019, they are soliciting open applications for the first time. Under the current circumstances, they …

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#ENOUGH seeking 10 minute plays by students confronting the issue of gun violence

Nationally recognised playwrights Lauren Gunderson, Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney, Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan, Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, and Karen Zacarías will select the winning plays for #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence, a playwriting contest for middle and high school students.  Students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to submit ten-minute plays …

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Squint ‘Get Writing’ Workshops via Zoom

Squint are facilitating GET WRITING workshops via Zoom. The next one of these takes place tomorrow evening (Monday 6th April) from 6pm-8pm. There are two more scheduled sessions are that, on 16th and 24th. These workshops that are aimed at equipping both first time and emerging writers with the tools they need to continue writing plays. …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 4 April 2020

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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Mercury Monologues in association with Josef Weinberger Plays

The Mercury Theatre and Josef Weinberger are joining forces once again, following their successful partnership on the 2018 Mercury Weinberger Playwriting Prize, to discover a new cohort of talent by engaging with aspiring writers and creatives during these uncertain times. Mercury Monologues in association with Josef Weinberger Ltd will see hopefuls submit a short monologue, …

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