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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 21 September 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 Workshop: The Redrafting Programme – NOW BOOKING

LPB Workshop: From Stage to Screen – NOW BOOKING

LPW Online Book Club: Look Back in Anger

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Applications now open for Year 5 of Tamasha Playwrights

Pursued by a Bear: “My partner hates it when I write”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 25 Opportunities with September deadlines – Deadlines: various throughout September

OSO Arts Centre Barnes seeking work for scratch night– Deadline: 21 September 2018

The Space: Spring Season 2019 open call – theatre companies and producers wanted – Deadline: 21 September 2018

Eastern Angles Young Writers’ Group (16-25) – Deadline: 25 September 2018

Global Black Voices at the Arcola open for submissions– Deadline: 25 September 2018

Channel 4 Screenwriting Course accepting applications (from 7 September 2018)– Deadline: 28 September 2018 at 5pm

Applications now open for Year 5 of Tamasha Playwrights – Deadline: 28 September 2018 at midday

Pentabus Theatre Young Writers’ Programme (16-25) – Deadline: 28 September 2018

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

The Questors Theatre seeking short plays on theme of ‘online revenge‘ – Deadline: 30 September 2018

Robin Hood Theatre announce new script submission window -Deadline: 30 September 2018

The Guinea Pig Lab seeking one-woman shows (Kansas) -Deadline: 30 September 2018

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

Down Stage Right: New Writing Night for Devon and Cornwall Based Writers – Deadline: 30 September 2018

The Bruntwood Prize launches search for People’s Judge from the North West – Deadline: 1 October 2018

Noosa Arts Theatre Playwriting Competition open for entries – Deadline: 1 October 2018

Cast Iron Theatre seeking scripts for short play night on the theme of ‘eleven’ – Deadline: 5 October 2018

Cast Iron Theatre seeking scripts for short play night on the theme of ‘eleven’ – Deadline: 5 October 2018

Shorts @ The Canal seeking shorts for ‘The Twilight Hour’ season 2 – Deadline: 7 October 2018

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

Shorts @ The Canal seeking shorts for ‘The Twilight Hour’ season 2 – Deadline: 7 October 2018

Writing East Midlands seeking lead writers for ‘The Elder Tree’ project (paid) – Deadline: 14 October 2018

Plays Rough seeking writers for 24 hour play challenge!– Deadline: 14 October 2018 at 10pm

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

At Sea Writers’ Residency open for applications from writers under 30 – Deadline: 15 October 2018

Newsjack open for submissions of radio sketches and one-liners – Deadline: various until 16 October 2018

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

Sharp Scratches seeking new writing for performance at Theatre N16 – Deadline: 18 October 2018

The Bi’an Award open for submissions from UK based writers of Chinese Heritage– Deadline: 26 October 2018

New Plays for Young Audiences seeking new scripts for 2019 season– Deadline: 31 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

RSL’s Literature Matters Awards call for proposals– Deadline 5 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

Green Curtain Theatre seeking one act plays on the theme of ‘breaking away‘ – Deadline: 28 February 2019

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

Events and workshops:

LPB Workshop: Writing a Play for the Edinburgh Fringe – Dates: Thursday evenings for 6 weeks from 20 September 2018

Get Playwriting! course with Chichester Festival Theatre – Dates: starts 25 September 2018

BBC Writersroom Workshop at the BBC Contains Strong Language Festival, Hull – open for bookings – 29 September 2018

LPB Workshop: From Stage to Screen – Date: 29 September 2018

Playwriting at the Pit at the Cockpit Theatre – Starts 10 October 2018

LPB Workshop: The Redrafting Programme – Starts 13 October 2018

Black Writers Conference 2018 – Date: 13 October 2018

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

Online workshops and resources: 

 

Stagedoor App Podcast (Bridget Minamore and Chris Campbell of the Royal Court’s Literary Office)

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

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia

LPB Summer Sessions: Overcoming writers’ block (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: How to write a monologue (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: Promoting yourself as a writer (online workshops)

LPB: The Redrafting Toolkit

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)

Opportunities Pick of the Week: Applications now open for Year 5 of Tamasha Playwrights

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: Applications now open for Year 5 of Tamasha Playwrights

Description: Tamasha Playwrights is a writer-led collective of emerging playwrights from diverse cultural backgrounds. Writers meet for weekly sessions in Tamasha’s office from October to July.

Now in its’ fifth year, Tamasha Playwrights is a scheme which aims to offer long-term career development in a supportive environment to emerging playwrights from culturally diverse backgrounds.

What’s so great about it? This programme puts professional development at its’ heart and empowers writers to take the lead on their own projects and to make a living as artists.

During the sessions, participants will explore all aspects of creating their own theatre projects, from playwriting to self-producing to fundraising and more.

We think this programme sounds like an invaluable way for new writers to gain the professional experience they need. If you think so too, you’ve got until 28 September to apply and you’ll need to send them a full length play to do so!

Read the full details here.

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

Photo courtesy of Tamasha

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 14 September 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 Workshop: Writing a Play for the Edinburgh Fringe 

LPB Workshop: The Redrafting Programme

LPB Workshop: From Stage to Screen

LPW Online Book Club: Look Back in Anger

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: LPB Workshop: The Redrafting Programme

Pursued by a Bear: “How do I give exposition without getting bogged down?”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 25 Opportunities with September deadlines – Deadlines: various throughout September

Artist Call Out – Thinking Queer: Audre Lorde, Marlborough Theatre & Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts – Deadline: 14 September 2018

Shape Arts & The Literary Consultancy – Free Reads Scheme for Disabled Writers – Deadline: 14 September 2018 at midday

In Motion Theatre Company accepting submissions for Rewrite development programme – Deadline: 14 September 2018 at midnight

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

Take Back seeking 5 minute shorts from girls/young women aged 25 and under – Deadline: 15 September 2018

Pleasance Scratch open for submissions – Deadline: 16 September 2018

David Higham Associates – open day for fiction writers from under-represented backgrounds – Deadline: 17 September 2018

Into Film: Filmmaking resource pack commission (paid) – Deadline: 17 September 2018 at midday

XPOSED – LGBTQ+ New writing night by Full Disclosure Theatre – Deadline: 17 September 2018

The Tron Theatre: Mayfesto Festival – open for applications – Deadline: 17 September 2018

OSO Arts Centre Barnes seeking work for scratch night– Deadline: 21 September 2018

The Space: Spring Season 2019 open call – theatre companies and producers wanted – Deadline: 21 September 2018

Eastern Angles Young Writers’ Group (16-25) – Deadline: 25 September 2018

Channel 4 Screenwriting Course accepting applications (from 7 September 2018)– Deadline: 28 September 2018 at 5pm

Applications now open for Year 5 of Tamasha Playwrights – Deadline: 28 September 2018 at midday

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

The Questors Theatre seeking short plays on theme of ‘online revenge‘ – Deadline: 30 September 2018

Robin Hood Theatre announce new script submission window -Deadline: 30 September 2018

The Guinea Pig Lab seeking one-woman shows (Kansas) -Deadline: 30 September 2018

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

Down Stage Right: New Writing Night for Devon and Cornwall Based Writers – Deadline: 30 September 2018

The Bruntwood Prize launches search for People’s Judge from the North West – Deadline: 1 October 2018

Noosa Arts Theatre Playwriting Competition open for entries – Deadline: 1 October 2018

Cast Iron Theatre seeking scripts for short play night on the theme of ‘eleven’ – Deadline: 5 October 2018

Cast Iron Theatre seeking scripts for short play night on the theme of ‘eleven’ – Deadline: 5 October 2018

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

Writing East Midlands seeking lead writers for ‘The Elder Tree’ project (paid) – Deadline: 14 October 2018

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

At Sea Writers’ Residency open for applications from writers under 30 – Deadline: 15 October 2018

Newsjack open for submissions of radio sketches and one-liners – Deadline: various until 16 October 2018

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

New Plays for Young Audiences seeking new scripts for 2019 season– Deadline: 31 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

RSL’s Literature Matters Awards call for proposals– Deadline 5 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

Green Curtain Theatre seeking one act plays on the theme of ‘breaking away‘ – Deadline: 28 February 2019

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

Events and workshops:

Playwriting Foundations: Weekend intensive course at the Arcola – Dates: 15 & 16 September 2018

Scriptwriting workshop with PhillipLPB Workshop: From Stage to Screen Shelley & Scriva – Dates: 16-22 September 2018

LPB Workshop: Writing a Play for the Edinburgh Fringe – Dates: Thursday evenings for 6 weeks from 20 September 2018

Get Playwriting! course with Chichester Festival Theatre – Dates: starts 25 September 2018

BBC Writersroom Workshop at the BBC Contains Strong Language Festival, Hull – open for bookings – 29 September 2018

LPB Workshop: From Stage to Screen – Date: 29 September 2018

LPB Workshop: The Redrafting Programme – Starts 13 October 2018

Black Writers Conference 2018 – Date: 13 October 2018

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

Online workshops: 

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

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia

LPB Summer Sessions: Overcoming writers’ block (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: How to write a monologue (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: Promoting yourself as a writer (online workshops)

LPB: The Redrafting Toolkit

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)

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 7 September 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).

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:

 

LPB Workshop: Writing a Play for the Edinburgh Fringe 

LPB Workshop: The Redrafting Programme

LPB Workshop: From Stage to Screen

LPW Online Book Club: Look Back in Anger

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Channel 4 Screenwriting Course accepting applications

Pursued by a Bear: “I finished my play. What do I do now?”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 25 Opportunities with September deadlines – Deadlines: various throughout September

Actor Awareness accepting submissions on theme of Mental Health for scratch night– Deadline: 8 September 2018

Caspa Arts seeking 10-15 minute scripts for new writing night – Deadline: 9 September 2018

Unmasked Theatre seeking new work for Brighton scratch night & fringe run – Deadline: 9 September 2018

Artist Call Out – Thinking Queer: Audre Lorde, Marlborough Theatre & Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts – Deadline: 14 September 2018

Shape Arts & The Literary Consultancy – Free Reads Scheme for Disabled Writers – Deadline: 14 September 2018 at midday

In Motion Theatre Company accepting submissions for Rewrite development programme – Deadline: 14 September 2018 at midnight

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

Pleasance Scratch open for submissions – Deadline: 16 September 2018

David Higham Associates – open day for fiction writers from under-represented backgrounds – Deadline: 17 September 2018

Into Film: Filmmaking resource pack commission (paid) – Deadline: 17 September 2018 at midday

XPOSED – LGBTQ+ New writing night by Full Disclosure Theatre – Deadline: 17 September 2018

The Tron Theatre: Mayfesto Festival – open for applications – Deadline: 17 September 2018

OSO Arts Centre Barnes seeking work for scratch night– Deadline: 21 September 2018

The Space: Spring Season 2019 open call – theatre companies and producers wanted – Deadline: 21 September 2018

Eastern Angles Young Writers’ Group (16-25) – Deadline: 25 September 2018

Channel 4 Screenwriting Course accepting applications (from 7 September 2018)– Deadline: 28 September 2018 at 5pm

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

The Questors Theatre seeking short plays on theme of ‘online revenge‘ – Deadline: 30 September 2018

Robin Hood Theatre announce new script submission window -Deadline: 30 September 2018

The Guinea Pig Lab seeking one-woman shows (Kansas) -Deadline: 30 September 2018

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

Noosa Arts Theatre Playwriting Competition open for entries – Deadline: 1 October 2018

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

Writing East Midlands seeking lead writers for ‘The Elder Tree’ project (paid) – Deadline: 14 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

New Plays for Young Audiences seeking new scripts for 2019 season– Deadline: 31 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:

IMIS Screenwriting Bootcamp Webinar with Larissa Thomas – (Online, £18-£50)

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

Old Vic: Free Workshops for Theatre Artists of Tomorrow – Dates: various throughout August

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

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

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

Papercut Theatre Redrafting Workshop- 8 September 2018

Scriptwriting workshop with PhillipLPB Workshop: From Stage to Screen Shelley & Scriva – Dates: 16-22 September 2018

LPB Workshop: Writing a Play for the Edinburgh Fringe – Dates: Thursday evenings for 6 weeks from 20 September 2018

BBC Writersroom Workshop at the BBC Contains Strong Language Festival, Hull – open for bookings – 29 September 2018

LPB Workshop: From Stage to Screen – Date: 29 September 2018

LPB Workshop: The Redrafting Programme – Starts 13 October 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)

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 31 August 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:

Autumn Workshops from London Playwrights’ Blog – NOW BOOKING!

Summer Sessions: Online Workshops from LPB this August!

LPW Online Book Club: A Raisin in the Sun

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week:The Questors Theatre seeking short plays on theme of ‘online revenge’

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

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 23 Opportunities with August deadlines – Deadlines: various throughout August

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

Shore Scripts Feature, TV Pilot & Short Screenplay Contests – Deadline: 31 August 2018

WGGB: Olwen Wymark Awards open for entries – Deadline: 31 August 2018

Hampstead Theatre submission window open – 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

Graeae’s Write to Play comes to South West England! – Deadline: 3 September 2018

The Inspire Programme at the Hampstead Theatre open for applications (18-25) – Deadline: 3 September 2018

Applications open for the Old Vic 12 – Deadline: 3 September 2018

LGBTQ+ playwrights wanted for rehearsed readings at the Park Theatre – Deadline: 7 September 2018

Caspa Arts seeking 10-15 minute scripts for new writing night – Deadline: 9 September 2018

Unmasked Theatre seeking new work for Brighton scratch night & fringe run – Deadline: 9 September 2018

Artist Call Out – Thinking Queer: Audre Lorde, Marlborough Theatre & Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts – Deadline: 14 September 2018

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

David Higham Associates – open day for fiction writers from under-represented backgrounds – Deadline: 17 September 2018

XPOSED – LGBTQ+ New writing night by Full Disclosure Theatre – Deadline: 17 September 2018

The Tron Theatre: Mayfesto Festival – open for applications – Deadline: 17 September 2018

OSO Arts Centre Barnes seeking work for scratch night– Deadline: 21 September 2018

The Space: Spring Season 2019 open call – theatre companies and producers wanted – Deadline: 21 September 2018

Eastern Angles Young Writers’ Group (16-25) – Deadline: 25 September 2018

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

The Questors Theatre seeking short plays on theme of ‘online revenge‘ – Deadline: 30 September 2018

Robin Hood Theatre announce new script submission window -Deadline: 30 September 2018

The Guinea Pig Lab seeking one-woman shows (Kansas) -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

Writing East Midlands seeking lead writers for ‘The Elder Tree’ project (paid) – Deadline: 14 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

New Plays for Young Audiences seeking new scripts for 2019 season– Deadline: 31 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:

IMIS Screenwriting Bootcamp Webinar with Larissa Thomas – (Online, £18-£50)

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

Old Vic: Free Workshops for Theatre Artists of Tomorrow – Dates: various throughout August

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

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

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

National Theatre Workshop: How to Begin Playwriting – Deadline for applications: 31 August 2018/ Starts 21 September 2018

National Theatre Workshop: How to Develop your Play with Suhayla El-Bushra – Deadline for applications: 31 August 2018/ Starts 18 September 2018

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

Papercut Theatre Redrafting Workshop- 8 September 2018

Scriptwriting workshop with PhillipLPB Workshop: From Stage to Screen Shelley & Scriva – Dates: 16-22 September 2018

LPB Workshop: Writing a Play for the Edinburgh Fringe – Dates: Thursday evenings for 6 weeks from 20 September 2018

LPB Workshop: From Stage to Screen – Date: 29 September 2018

LPB Workshop: The Redrafting Programme – Starts 13 October 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)

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 24 August 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:

Autumn Workshops from London Playwrights’ Blog

Summer Sessions: Online Workshops from LPB this August!

LPW Online Book Club: A Raisin in the Sun

Our latest opportunities Pick pf the Week: LPB Workshop: Writing a Play for the Edinburgh Fringe

Pursued by a Bear: “How do I keep my day job from killing my writing?”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 23 Opportunities with August deadlines – Deadlines: various throughout August

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

W&M Productions seeking kids’ plays for ‘Trick or Treat’ night– Deadline: 24 August 2018

Fitzroy House seeking writers for first professional season – Deadline: 27 August 2018

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

Shore Scripts Feature, TV Pilot & Short Screenplay Contests – Deadline: 31 August 2018

WGGB: Olwen Wymark Awards open for entries – Deadline: 31 August 2018

Hampstead Theatre submission window open – 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

Graeae’s Write to Play comes to South West England! – Deadline: 3 September 2018

The Inspire Programme at the Hampstead Theatre open for applications (18-25) – Deadline: 3 September 2018

Applications open for the Old Vic 12 – Deadline: 3 September 2018

LGBTQ+ playwrights wanted for rehearsed readings at the Park Theatre – Deadline: 7 September 2018

Caspa Arts seeking 10-15 minute scripts for new writing night – Deadline: 9 September 2018

Unmasked Theatre seeking new work for Brighton scratch night & fringe run – Deadline: 9 September 2018

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

David Higham Associates – open day for fiction writers from under-represented backgrounds – Deadline: 17 September 2018

The Tron Theatre: Mayfesto Festival – open for applications – Deadline: 17 September 2018

OSO Arts Centre Barnes seeking work for scratch night– Deadline: 21 September 2018

Eastern Angles Young Writers’ Group (16-25) – Deadline: 25 September 2018

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

The Questors Theatre seeking short plays on theme of ‘online revenge‘ – Deadline: 30 September 2018

Robin Hood Theatre announce new script submission window -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

New Plays for Young Audiences seeking new scripts for 2019 season– Deadline: 31 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:

IMIS Screenwriting Bootcamp Webinar with Larissa Thomas – (Online, £18-£50)

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

Old Vic: Free Workshops for Theatre Artists of Tomorrow – Dates: various throughout August

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

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

From Page to Stage at the Arcola Theatre (course, £95) – Starts 28 August 2018

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

National Theatre Workshop: How to Begin Playwriting – Deadline for applications: 31 August 2018/ Starts 21 September 2018

National Theatre Workshop: How to Develop your Play with Suhayla El-Bushra – Deadline for applications: 31 August 2018/ Starts 18 September 2018

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

Papercut Theatre Redrafting Workshop- 8 September 2018

Scriptwriting workshop with PhillipLPB Workshop: From Stage to Screen Shelley & Scriva – Dates: 16-22 September 2018

LPB Workshop: Writing a Play for the Edinburgh Fringe – Dates: Thursday evenings for 6 weeks from 20 September 2018

LPB Workshop: From Stage to Screen – Date: 29 September 2018

LPB Workshop: The Redrafting Programme – Starts 13 October 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)

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 17 August 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:

Autumn Workshops from London Playwrights’ Blog

Summer Sessions: Online Workshops from LPB this August!

LPB Summer Sessions: How to write a monologue (online workshop)

Self-Producing: Tips for putting on a new writing night

LPW Online Book Club: A Raisin in the Sun

Our latest opportunities Pick pf the Week: Applications open for the Old Vic 12

Pursued by a Bear: “I’m struggling to finish my first play, should I just give up?”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 23 Opportunities with August deadlines – Deadlines: various throughout August

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

The Write Hour Podcast call out for scripts – Deadline: 19 August 2018

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

W&M Productions seeking kids’ plays for ‘Trick or Treat’ night– Deadline: 24 August 2018

Fitzroy House seeking writers for first professional season – Deadline: 27 August 2018

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

Shore Scripts Feature, TV Pilot & Short Screenplay Contests – Deadline: 31 August 2018

WGGB: Olwen Wymark Awards open for entries – Deadline: 31 August 2018

Hampstead Theatre submission window open – 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

Graeae’s Write to Play comes to South West England! – Deadline: 3 September 2018

The Inspire Programme at the Hampstead Theatre open for applications (18-25) – Deadline: 3 September 2018

Applications open for the Old Vic 12 – Deadline: 3 September 2018

LGBTQ+ playwrights wanted for rehearsed readings at the Park Theatre – Deadline: 7 September 2018

Caspa Arts seeking 10-15 minute scripts for new writing night – Deadline: 9 September 2018

Unmasked Theatre seeking new work for Brighton scratch night & fringe run – Deadline: 9 September 2018

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

David Higham Associates – open day for fiction writers from under-represented backgrounds – Deadline: 17 September 2018

The Tron Theatre: Mayfesto Festival – open for applications – Deadline: 17 September 2018

Eastern Angles Young Writers’ Group (16-25) – Deadline: 25 September 2018

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

The Questors Theatre seeking short plays on theme of ‘online revenge‘ – Deadline: 30 September 2018

Robin Hood Theatre announce new script submission window -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

New Plays for Young Audiences seeking new scripts for 2019 season– Deadline: 31 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:

IMIS Screenwriting Bootcamp Webinar with Larissa Thomas – (Online, £18-£50)

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

Old Vic: Free Workshops for Theatre Artists of Tomorrow – Dates: various throughout August

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

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

From Page to Stage at the Arcola Theatre (course, £95) – Starts 28 August 2018

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

National Theatre Workshop: How to Begin Playwriting – Deadline for applications: 31 August 2018/ Starts 21 September 2018

National Theatre Workshop: How to Develop your Play with Suhayla El-Bushra – Deadline for applications: 31 August 2018/ Starts 18 September 2018

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

Papercut Theatre Redrafting Workshop- 8 September 2018

Scriptwriting workshop with PhillipLPB Workshop: From Stage to Screen Shelley & Scriva – Dates: 16-22 September 2018

LPB Workshop: Writing a Play for the Edinburgh Fringe – Dates: Thursday evenings for 6 weeks from 20 September 2018

LPB Workshop: From Stage to Screen – Date: 29 September 2018

LPB Workshop: The Redrafting Programme – Starts 13 October 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)

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 10 August 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:

Summer Sessions: Online Workshops from LPB this August!

LPB Summer Sessions: How to write a monologue (online workshop)

How to write about your own experience

LPB Event: How to take your story from stage to screen

LPW Online Book Club: A Raisin in the Sun

Our latest opportunities Pick pf the Week: Hampstead Theatre submission window open

Pursued by a Bear: “Help! The pigeons outside my window are driving me crazy!”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 23 Opportunities with August deadlines – Deadlines: various throughout August

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

Briefs new writing night seeking 10-15 minutes scripts – Deadline: 10 August 2018

Southwark Playhouse seeking writing workshop facilitators (paid) – Deadline: 10 August 2018

The Arden School of Theatre seeking 3 minutes scenes for actor showreels – 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

Last Word seeking new writing for Side Swipe at the White Bear – 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

The Write Hour Podcast call out for scripts – Deadline: 19 August 2018

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

W&M Productions seeking kids’ plays for ‘Trick or Treat’ night– Deadline: 24 August 2018

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

WGGB: Olwen Wymark Awards open for entries – Deadline: 31 August 2018

Hampstead Theatre submission window open – 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

Graeae’s Write to Play comes to South West England! – Deadline: 3 September 2018

The Inspire Programme at the Hampstead Theatre open for applications (18-25) – Deadline: 3 September 2018

Caspa Arts seeking 10-15 minute scripts for new writing night – Deadline: 9 September 2018

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

David Higham Associates – open day for fiction writers from under-represented backgrounds – Deadline: 17 September 2018

The Tron Theatre: Mayfesto Festival – open for applications – Deadline: 17 September 2018

Eastern Angles Young Writers’ Group (16-25) – Deadline: 25 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

New Plays for Young Audiences seeking new scripts for 2019 season– Deadline: 31 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:

IMIS Screenwriting Bootcamp Webinar with Larissa Thomas – (Online, £18-£50)

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

Old Vic: Free Workshops for Theatre Artists of Tomorrow – Dates: various throughout August

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

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

BAME Opera-makers Speed Dating w/ Ruth Mariner of The Librettist’s Network– 14 August 2018

Sex Worker’s Opera – Amplifying Marginalised Voices: Workshop– 15 August 2018

Pitching New Operas workshop w/ Elizabeth Yardeni – 15 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

National Theatre Workshop: How to Begin Playwriting – Deadline for applications: 31 August 2018/ Starts 21 September 2018

National Theatre Workshop: How to Develop your Play with Suhayla El-Bushra – Deadline for applications: 31 August 2018/ Starts 18 September 2018

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

Papercut Theatre Redrafting Workshop- 8 September 2018

Scriptwriting workshop with Phillip Shelley & Scriva – Dates: 16-22 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)

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 3 August 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:

Summer Sessions: Online Workshops from LPB this August!

LPB event: How to shape inspiration into an idea

LPB Event: How to take your story from stage to screen

LPW Online Book Club: A Raisin in the Sun

Our latest opportunities Pick pf the Week: LPB Summer Sessions: Overcoming writers’ block (online workshop)

Pursued by a Bear: “Am I too old to become a playwright?”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

 

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

Facio Workshops call out for Drama and creative facilitators – Deadline: 6 August 2018

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

Southwark Playhouse seeking writing workshop facilitators (paid) – Deadline: 10 August 2018

The Arden School of Theatre seeking 3 minutes scenes for actor showreels – 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

Last Word seeking new writing for Side Swipe at the White Bear – 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

The Write Hour Podcast call out for scripts – Deadline: 19 August 2018

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

W&M Productions seeking kids’ plays for ‘Trick or Treat’ night– Deadline: 24 August 2018

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

WGGB: Olwen Wymark Awards open for entries – 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

Graeae’s Write to Play comes to South West England! – Deadline: 3 September 2018

Caspa Arts seeking 10-15 minute scripts for new writing night – Deadline: 9 September 2018

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

David Higham Associates – open day for fiction writers from under-represented backgrounds – Deadline: 17 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

New Plays for Young Audiences seeking new scripts for 2019 season– Deadline: 31 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:

IMIS Screenwriting Bootcamp Webinar with Larissa Thomas – (Online, £18-£50)

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

Old Vic: Free Workshops for Theatre Artists of Tomorrow – Dates: various throughout August

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

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

National Theatre Workshop: How to Begin Playwriting – Deadline for applications: 31 August 2018/ Starts 21 September 2018

National Theatre Workshop: How to Develop your Play with Suhayla El-Bushra – Deadline for applications: 31 August 2018/ Starts 18 September 2018

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

Scriptwriting workshop with Phillip Shelley & Scriva – Dates: 16-22 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)

Opportunities – Weekly Round-up: 27 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:

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: Little Pieces of Gold seeking shorts for new writing night

Pursued by a Bear: “I can’t make sense of five-act structure”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

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

Some People Productions seeking work for UNFOLDED new writing night Deadline: 29 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

Southwark Playhouse seeking writing workshop facilitators (paid) – Deadline: 10 August 2018

The Arden School of Theatre seeking 3 minutes scenes for actor showreels – 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

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)