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Opportunities Weekly Roundup: 15 March 2019

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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:

LPW: New Play Club Launching Next Week!

Among Angels: A Playwright’s Journey (from first play to full production)

 #WriteHacks

LPB launch NEW Script Consulting Service

New members’ content for 2019!

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Full Disclosure Theatre seeking LGBTQ+ short plays for XPOSED

Opportunities with deadlines:

 

Play Submissions Helper: 41 opportunities with March deadlines – Deadlines: various throughout March 2019

University Women In The Arts Announces Partnerships With Leading Arts Organisations On Project To Tackle Abuse In The Arts– Deadline: 15 March 2019

Broken Silence Theatre accepting submissions for ‘Voices from Home’ (South East writers) – Deadline: 16 March 2019

Little Pieces of Gold seeking shorts on theme of ‘in the news’ for new writing night – Deadline: 17 March 2019

RoundPeg accepting script submissions on theme of TABOO for Hatch new writing night – Deadline: 17 March 2019

Actor Awareness seeking shorts on theme of ‘class’ for next new writing night – Deadline: 17 March 2019

The Director’s Club from Director’s Cut Theatre are looking for short scripts for ‘Home’ showcase – Deadline: 20 March 2019

Theatre503 accepting submissions for 503five Writers’ Residency – Deadline: 24 March 2019

The Search For Blue presents ‘Hello my name is… Festival’ – submissions now open! – Deadline: 25 March 2019

Full Disclosure Theatre seeking LGBTQ+ short plays for XPOSED – Deadline: 25 March 2019

Pen to Print playwriting competition – Deadline: 28 March 2019

All the Sins accepting submissions on the theme of ‘message in a bottle’ – Deadline: 28 March 2019

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

Sky Blue seeking short plays for British Theatre Challenge 2019 (£16 fee) – Deadline: 30 March 2019

Slackline Stories- Call for Submissions – Deadline: 31 March 2019 (or when they receive 150 submissions, whichever is sooner)

Broadway Bound Theatre Festival (NY) accepting submissions – Deadline: 31 March 2019

Shore Scripts announce 2019 Short Film Fund ($40/$50 entry fee – Deadline: 31 March 2019 (late deadline: 2 May 2019)

Alpine Fellowship 2019 Drama Prize (£3000) open for entries – Deadline: 1 April 2019

The Upsetters seeking submissions from writers of colour for their short play night – Deadline: 7 April 2019

Mad Apple Collective launch Children and Young Persons Playwriting Award – Deadline: 7 April 2019

Cast Iron Shorts Competition open for submissions of short stories on the theme of ‘sanctuary’ – Deadline: 26 April 2019

Reading Between the Lines Theatre Company (RBL) Writing Competition for Off the Block – Deadline: 26 April 2019

Black Lives, Black Words accepting submissions for I AM…’Fest’ – Deadline: none posted but the event takes place on 27-29 April 2019

Carlo Annoni Award 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 30 April 2019

Academy Arts Press short story competition (entry fee $15/$20) – Deadline: (early) 30 April 2019 (regular: 1 October 2019)

Thousand Films New Writers’ Contest open for submissions from female writers – Deadline: 30 April 2019

Pint Sized Plays open for entries (£5.50 entry fee) – Deadline: 31 May 2019

Shore Scripts 2019 Feature Screenplay and TV Pilot Contests.now open for submissions (entry fee $45-$60) – Deadline: 31 May 2019 (early) 31 August 2019 (final)

Applications open for Wales Writer in Residence scheme from the BBC and National Theatre Wales – Deadline: 3 June 2019 at 11am

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2019 is now open for entries – 5 June 2019

Green Stories Stage Play Writing Competition open for entries – Deadline: 30 June 2019

Events and workshops:

The Director’s Cut hosting The Writer’s Club –  Next term starts January 2019

Pitlochry Festival Theatre launch Writers room – Dates: various throughout 2019

Writing your own role: workshop with Lydia Parker at the Actors’ Centre – Dates: find out more on the website

Pinter exhibition at the British Library– Dates: starts 11 January 2019

Theatre503 Rapid Response Nights – Dates: various, starting 23 January 2019

Live Theatre: Future of playwriting discussion – Date: 21 March 2019

The Scenic Route: Creating Theatre Lab – Date: 23-28 April 2019

Playwrights’ Studio Scotland: Born to Write – An Introduction to Playwriting with Simon MacCallum – Date: 24 April 2019

The Inkubator: Introduction to Playwriting Course with Euphoric Ink – Dates: starts 24 April 2019

Writing for Television: Residential workshop with Roy Mitchell – Dates: 20-24 May 2018

New workshop with Simon Stephens in Milan – Deadline for applications: 30 March 2019 (workshop takes place 22-23 June 2019

CAMP residential: Playwriting with John Burgess – Dates: 7th –  12th August 2019 (level 1) 14th – 19th August 2019 (level 2

Online workshops and resources: 

Papatango career facilitation service – 10am -12pm alternate Tuesdays (starting 31 January 2019)

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting: Online Toolkit for writers

The Bruntwood Prize: Free livestreamed workshops for 2019 Paines Plough Insights Podcast

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

Access the Royal Court’s Playwrights’ Podcast

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

LPB Members: Online Course – Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write –  Available now

Ongoing submissions:

Emil Dale seeking musical theatre composer/ lyricist/ scriptwriter -Deadline: none posted

Katzpace accepting submissions for Katzcratch – Deadline: none posted

Scriptjam accepting scripts for feedback – Deadline: rolling

Manhattan Rep’s Play Program seeking plays for production (fees apply) – Deadline: none posted

The Cabot Cruising Club, Bristol looking to programme arts events – Deadline: none posted

Exploding Whale Theatre seeking submissions for their next show – Deadline: none posted

Thunder Theatre seeking submissions for 15-20 minute plays – Deadline: none posted

Mate Productions accepting applications for Writers Collective – Deadline: None posted

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

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

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

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

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – 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.

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 8 March 2019

Want to support LPB? Become a member!

Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline).

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:

 #WriteHacks

LPB launch NEW Script Consulting Service

New members’ content for 2019!

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: The Search For Blue presents ‘Hello my name is… Festival’ – submissions now open!

Pursued by a Bear: “How do I escape the tyranny of boring British naturalism?”

Opportunities with deadlines:

 

Play Submissions Helper: 41 opportunities with March deadlines – Deadlines: various throughout March 2019

Radio 4 Extra seeking sketches and one liners for Newsjack: Deadline: Weekly from 4 February – 11 March 2019

Punchdrunk seeking writer (paid) – Deadline: 11 March 2019

KDC Full Stack Writing Competition open for entries – Deadline: 10 March 2019

Sharp Scratches accepting shorts for E-United night – Deadline: 10 March 2019

The ETPEP Playwriting Prize open for entries (£8000 prize) – Deadline: 11 March 2019

Writer in Residence required for The Charles Causley Trust – Deadline: 11 March 2019

Aberdeen Performing Arts accepting submissions for Spring Awakening scratch night – Deadline: 11 March 2109

University Women In The Arts Announces Partnerships With Leading Arts Organisations On Project To Tackle Abuse In The Arts– Deadline: 15 March 2019

Broken Silence Theatre accepting submissions for ‘Voices from Home’ (South East writers) – Deadline: 16 March 2019

Little Pieces of Gold seeking shorts on theme of ‘in the news’ for new writing night – Deadline: 17 March 2019

Actor Awareness seeking shorts on theme of ‘class’ for next new writing night – Deadline: 17 March 2019

The Search For Blue presents ‘Hello my name is… Festival’ – submissions now open! – Deadline: 25 March 2019

Full Disclosure Theatre seeking LGBTQ+ short plays for XPOSED – Deadline: 25 March 2019

Pen to Print playwriting competition – Deadline: 28 March 2019

All the Sins accepting submissions on the theme of ‘message in a bottle’ – Deadline: 28 March 2019

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

Broadway Bound Theatre Festival (NY) accepting submissions – Deadline: 31 March 2019

Shore Scripts announce 2019 Short Film Fund ($40/$50 entry fee – Deadline: 31 March 2019 (late deadline: 2 May 2019)

Alpine Fellowship 2019 Drama Prize (£3000) open for entries – Deadline: 1 April 2019

Mad Apple Collective launch Children and Young Persons Playwriting Award – Deadline: 7 April 2019

Cast Iron Shorts Competition open for submissions of short stories on the theme of ‘sanctuary’ – Deadline: 26 April 2019

Reading Between the Lines Theatre Company (RBL) Writing Competition for Off the Block – Deadline: 26 April 2019

Black Lives, Black Words accepting submissions for I AM…’Fest’ – Deadline: none posted but the event takes place on 27-29 April 2019

Carlo Annoni Award 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 30 April 2019

Academy Arts Press short story competition (entry fee $15/$20) – Deadline: (early) 30 April 2019 (regular: 1 October 2019)

Thousand Films New Writers’ Contest open for submissions from female writers – Deadline: 30 April 2019

Pint Sized Plays open for entries (£5.50 entry fee) – Deadline: 31 May 2019

Shore Scripts 2019 Feature Screenplay and TV Pilot Contests.now open for submissions (entry fee $45-$60) – Deadline: 31 May 2019 (early) 31 August 2019 (final)

Applications open for Wales Writer in Residence scheme from the BBC and National Theatre Wales – Deadline: 3 June 2019 at 11am

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2019 is now open for entries – 5 June 2019

Green Stories Stage Play Writing Competition open for entries – Deadline: 30 June 2019

Events and workshops:

The Director’s Cut hosting The Writer’s Club –  Next term starts January 2019

Pitlochry Festival Theatre launch Writers room – Dates: various throughout 2019

Writing your own role: workshop with Lydia Parker at the Actors’ Centre – Dates: find out more on the website

Pinter exhibition at the British Library– Dates: starts 11 January 2019

Theatre503 Rapid Response Nights – Dates: various, starting 23 January 2019

Playwriting at the Pit Workshops return for 2019 – Dates: Starts 27 February 2019

Wales Writer in Residence – Roadshow – Dates: various starting 28 February 2019

LPW: FREE #WrAP2019 feedback session & member meetup!Date: 2 March 2019

Sitcom and Comedy Writing Workshop by Bennett Arron – Date: 12 March 2019

Dragons and Writing Visually – An Evening with Writer in Residence Oliver Emanuel – Date: 12 March 2019

Live Theatre: Future of playwriting discussion – Date: 21 March 2019

The Scenic Route: Creating Theatre Lab – Date: 23-28 April 2019

Playwrights’ Studio Scotland: Born to Write – An Introduction to Playwriting with Simon MacCallum – Date: 24 April 2019

The Inkubator: Introduction to Playwriting Course with Euphoric Ink – Dates: starts 24 April 2019

Writing for Television: Residential workshop with Roy Mitchell – Dates: 20-24 May 2018

New workshop with Simon Stephens in Milan – Deadline for applications: 30 March 2019 (workshop takes place 22-23 June 2019

CAMP residential: Playwriting with John Burgess – Dates: 7th –  12th August 2019 (level 1) 14th – 19th August 2019 (level 2

Online workshops and resources: 

Papatango career facilitation service – 10am -12pm alternate Tuesdays (starting 31 January 2019)

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting: Online Toolkit for writers

The Bruntwood Prize: Free livestreamed workshops for 2019 Paines Plough Insights Podcast

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

Access the Royal Court’s Playwrights’ Podcast

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

LPB Members: Online Course – Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write –  Available now

Ongoing submissions:

Emil Dale seeking musical theatre composer/ lyricist/ scriptwriter -Deadline: none posted

Katzpace accepting submissions for Katzcratch – Deadline: none posted

Scriptjam accepting scripts for feedback – Deadline: rolling

Manhattan Rep’s Play Program seeking plays for production (fees apply) – Deadline: none posted

The Cabot Cruising Club, Bristol looking to programme arts events – Deadline: none posted

Exploding Whale Theatre seeking submissions for their next show – Deadline: none posted

Thunder Theatre seeking submissions for 15-20 minute plays – Deadline: none posted

Mate Productions accepting applications for Writers Collective – Deadline: None posted

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

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

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

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

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – 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.

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 1 March 2019

Want to support LPB? Become a member!

Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline).

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:

 #WriteHacks starts today! 

LPB launch new Script Consulting Service

New members’ content for 2019!

FREE #WrAP2019 feedback session & member meetup!

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: #WriteHacks

Pursued by a Bear: “My political play feels like talking heads”

Opportunities with deadlines:

 

Play Submissions Helper: 41 opportunities with March deadlines – Deadlines: various throughout March 2019

Radio 4 Extra seeking sketches and one liners for Newsjack: Deadline: Weekly from 4 February – 11 March 2019

The Millennials: #BattleOfPerspectives accepting submissions – Deadline: 1 March 2019

Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing open for entries – Deadline: 5 March 2019

The London Library launch Emerging Writers Programme – Deadline: 4 March 2019

Plays Rough London accepting submissions for new writing night – Deadline: 6 March 2019

Punchdrunk seeking writer (paid) – Deadline: 11 March 2019

KDC Full Stack Writing Competition open for entries – Deadline: 10 March 2019

The ETPEP Playwriting Prize open for entries (£8000 prize) – Deadline: 11 March 2019

Writer in Residence required for The Charles Causley Trust – Deadline: 11 March 2019

Aberdeen Performing Arts accepting submissions for Spring Awakening scratch night – Deadline: 11 March 2109

University Women In The Arts Announces Partnerships With Leading Arts Organisations On Project To Tackle Abuse In The Arts– Deadline: 15 March 2019

Broken Silence Theatre accepting submissions for ‘Voices from Home’ (South East writers) – Deadline: 16 March 2019

Little Pieces of Gold seeking shorts on theme of ‘in the news’ for new writing night – Deadline: 17 March 2019

Actor Awareness seeking shorts on theme of ‘class’ for next new writing night – Deadline: 17 March 2019

The Search For Blue presents ‘Hello my name is… Festival’ – submissions now open! – Deadline: 25 March 2019

Pen to Print playwriting competition – Deadline: 28 March 2019

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

Broadway Bound Theatre Festival (NY) accepting submissions – Deadline: 31 March 2019

Shore Scripts announce 2019 Short Film Fund ($40/$50 entry fee – Deadline: 31 March 2019 (late deadline: 2 May 2019)

Alpine Fellowship 2019 Drama Prize (£3000) open for entries – Deadline: 1 April 2019

Mad Apple Collective launch Children and Young Persons Playwriting Award – Deadline: 7 April 2019

Cast Iron Shorts Competition open for submissions of short stories on the theme of ‘sanctuary’ – Deadline: 26 April 2019

Black Lives, Black Words accepting submissions for I AM…’Fest’ – Deadline: none posted but the event takes place on 27-29 April 2019

Carlo Annoni Award 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 30 April 2019

Academy Arts Press short story competition (entry fee $15/$20) – Deadline: (early) 30 April 2019 (regular: 1 October 2019)

Thousand Films New Writers’ Contest open for submissions from female writers – Deadline: 30 April 2019

Pint Sized Plays open for entries (£5.50 entry fee) – Deadline: 31 May 2019

Applications open for Wales Writer in Residence scheme from the BBC and National Theatre Wales – Deadline: 3 June 2019 at 11am

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2019 is now open for entries – 5 June 2019

Green Stories Stage Play Writing Competition open for entries – Deadline: 30 June 2019

Events and workshops:

The Director’s Cut hosting The Writer’s Club –  Next term starts January 2019

Pitlochry Festival Theatre launch Writers room – Dates: various throughout 2019

Writing your own role: workshop with Lydia Parker at the Actors’ Centre – Dates: find out more on the website

Pinter exhibition at the British Library– Dates: starts 11 January 2019

Theatre503 Rapid Response Nights – Dates: various, starting 23 January 2019

Playwriting at the Pit Workshops return for 2019 – Dates: Starts 27 February 2019

Wales Writer in Residence – Roadshow – Dates: various starting 28 February 2019

LPW: FREE #WrAP2019 feedback session & member meetup!Date: 2 March 2019

The Old Vic 12: Free Workshops – Date: 6 March 2019

Wonderbox Q&A on women and personal writing at The Space – 7 March 2019

Sitcom and Comedy Writing Workshop by Bennett Arron – Date: 12 March 2019

Live Theatre: Future of playwriting discussion – Date: 21 March 2019

The Scenic Route: Creating Theatre Lab – Date: 23-28 April 2019

Playwrights’ Studio Scotland: Born to Write – An Introduction to Playwriting with Simon MacCallum – Date: 24 April 2019

The Inkubator: Introduction to Playwriting Course with Euphoric Ink – Dates: starts 24 April 2019

Writing for Television: Residential workshop with Roy Mitchell – Dates: 20-24 May 2018

New workshop with Simon Stephens in Milan – Deadline for applications: 30 March 2019 (workshop takes place 22-23 June 2019

CAMP residential: Playwriting with John Burgess – Dates: 7th –  12th August 2019 (level 1) 14th – 19th August 2019 (level 2

Online workshops and resources: 

Papatango career facilitation service – 10am -12pm alternate Tuesdays (starting 31 January 2019)

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting: Online Toolkit for writers

The Bruntwood Prize: Free livestreamed workshops for 2019 Paines Plough Insights Podcast

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

Access the Royal Court’s Playwrights’ Podcast

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

LPB Members: Online Course – Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write –  Available now

Ongoing submissions:

Emil Dale seeking musical theatre composer/ lyricist/ scriptwriter -Deadline: none posted

Katzpace accepting submissions for Katzcratch – Deadline: none posted

Scriptjam accepting scripts for feedback – Deadline: rolling

Manhattan Rep’s Play Program seeking plays for production (fees apply) – Deadline: none posted

The Cabot Cruising Club, Bristol looking to programme arts events – Deadline: none posted

Exploding Whale Theatre seeking submissions for their next show – Deadline: none posted

Thunder Theatre seeking submissions for 15-20 minute plays – Deadline: none posted

Mate Productions accepting applications for Writers Collective – Deadline: None posted

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

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

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

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

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – 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.

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 22 February 2019

Want to support LPB? Become a member!

Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline).

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:

 #WriteHacks coming soon!

LPB launch new Script Consulting Service

New members’ content for 2019!

LPW: We’re looking for an Editor!

FREE #WrAP2019 feedback session & member meetup!

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Little Pieces of Gold seeking shorts on theme of ‘in the news’ for new writing night

Pursued by a Bear: “My fringe show failed. What next?

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper: 30 Opportunities with February deadlines – Deadlines; various throughout February 2019

Radio 4 Extra seeking sketches and one liners for Newsjack: Deadline: Weekly from 4 February – 11 March 2019

Tiny LGBTQ+ Shows development weekend for LGBTQ+ Theatre Makers open for applications – Deadline: not specified but the event takes place on 23-24 February 2019

Alto Comedy seeking stand up/ performers for scratch night (Midlands)- Deadline: 25 February 2019

Writer in Residence required for The D-Day Story (Portsmouth, paid) – Deadline: 27 February 2019

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

Capital Stage accepting submissions for Playwrights’ Revolution Festival – Deadline: 28 February 2019

Submissions for Horatio Productions’ Science Fiction Festival 2019 are open – Deadline: 28 February 2019

Down Stage Write seeking short plays from Devon and Cornwall writers – Deadline: 28 February 2019

The Comedy Crowd: accepting submissions for Punkanary – Deadline: 28 February 2019

The Millennials: #BattleOfPerspectives accepting submissions – Deadline: 1 March 2019

Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing open for entries – Deadline: 5 March 2019

The London Library launch Emerging Writers Programme – Deadline: 4 March 2019

Plays Rough London accepting submissions for new writing night – Deadline: 6 March 2019

Punchdrunk seeking writer (paid) – Deadline: 11 March 2019

KDC Full Stack Writing Competition open for entries – Deadline: 10 March 2019

The ETPEP Playwriting Prize open for entries (£8000 prize) – Deadline: 11 March 2019

Writer in Residence required for The Charles Causley Trust – Deadline: 11 March 2019

Aberdeen Performing Arts accepting submissions for Spring Awakening scratch night – Deadline: 11 March 2109

University Women In The Arts Announces Partnerships With Leading Arts Organisations On Project To Tackle Abuse In The Arts– Deadline: 15 March 2019

Little Pieces of Gold seeking shorts on theme of ‘in the news’ for new writing night – Deadline: 17 March 2019

Actor Awareness seeking shorts on theme of ‘class’ for next new writing night – Deadline: 17 March 2019

Pen to Print playwriting competition – Deadline: 28 March 2019

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

Broadway Bound Theatre Festival (NY) accepting submissions – Deadline: 31 March 2019

Shore Scripts announce 2019 Short Film Fund ($40/$50 entry fee – Deadline: 31 March 2019 (late deadline: 2 May 2019)

Alpine Fellowship 2019 Drama Prize (£3000) open for entries – Deadline: 1 April 2019

Mad Apple Collective launch Children and Young Persons Playwriting Award – Deadline: 7 April 2019

Black Lives, Black Words accepting submissions for I AM…’Fest’ – Deadline: none posted but the event takes place on 27-29 April 2019

Carlo Annoni Award 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 30 April 2019

Pint Sized Plays open for entries (£5.50 entry fee) – Deadline: 31 May 2019

Applications open for Wales Writer in Residence scheme from the BBC and National Theatre Wales – Deadline: 3 June 2019 at 11am

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2019 is now open for entries – 5 June 2019

Green Stories Stage Play Writing Competition open for entries – Deadline: 30 June 2019

Events and workshops:

The Director’s Cut hosting The Writer’s Club –  Next term starts January 2019

Pitlochry Festival Theatre launch Writers room – Dates: various throughout 2019

Writing your own role: workshop with Lydia Parker at the Actors’ Centre – Dates: find out more on the website

Pinter exhibition at the British Library– Dates: starts 11 January 2019

Theatre503 Rapid Response Nights – Dates: various, starting 23 January 2019

The Writers’ Toolkit, with Cordelia Lynn & Lucy Kirkwood – Date: 22 February 2019

Paper Creatures workshop with Simon Stephens – Dates: 25 February 2019

Writing West Midlands: Short course in playwriting – Dates: Starts 26 February 2019

Playwriting at the Pit Workshops return for 2019 – Dates: Starts 27 February 2019

Wales Writer in Residence – Roadshow – Dates: various starting 28 February 2019

LPW: FREE #WrAP2019 feedback session & member meetup!Date: 2 March 2019

Wonderbox Q&A on women and personal writing at The Space – 7 March 2019

Sitcom and Comedy Writing Workshop by Bennett Arron – Date: 12 March 2019

Writing for Television: Residential workshop with Roy Mitchell – Dates: 20-24 May 2018

New workshop with Simon Stephens in Milan – Deadline for applications: 30 March 2019 (workshop takes place 22-23 June 2019

CAMP residential: Playwriting with John Burgess – Dates: 7th –  12th August 2019 (level 1) 14th – 19th August 2019 (level 2

Online workshops and resources: 

Papatango career facilitation service – 10am -12pm alternate Tuesdays (starting 31 January 2019)

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting: Online Toolkit for writers

The Bruntwood Prize: Free livestreamed workshops for 2019 Paines Plough Insights Podcast

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

Access the Royal Court’s Playwrights’ Podcast

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

LPB Members: Online Course – Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write –  Available now

Ongoing submissions:

Emil Dale seeking musical theatre composer/ lyricist/ scriptwriter -Deadline: none posted

Katzpace accepting submissions for Katzcratch – Deadline: none posted

Scriptjam accepting scripts for feedback – Deadline: rolling

Manhattan Rep’s Play Program seeking plays for production (fees apply) – Deadline: none posted

The Cabot Cruising Club, Bristol looking to programme arts events – Deadline: none posted

Exploding Whale Theatre seeking submissions for their next show – Deadline: none posted

Thunder Theatre seeking submissions for 15-20 minute plays – Deadline: none posted

Mate Productions accepting applications for Writers Collective – Deadline: None posted

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

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

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

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

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – 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.

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 15 February 2019

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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:

 #WriteHacks coming soon!

LPB launch new Script Consulting Service

New members’ content for 2019!

LPW: We’re looking for an Editor!

FREE #WrAP2019 feedback session & member meetup!

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Plays Rough London accepting submissions for new writing night ‘Theatre Without Sight or Sound’

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

Opportunities with deadlines:

Radio 4 Extra seeking sketches and one liners for Newsjack: Deadline: Weekly from 4 February – 11 March 2019

The Kings Head accepting submissions for Playmill festival – Deadline: 15 February 2019

The Shaw Theatre seeking work on theme of ‘race’ for new writing night – Deadline: 15 February 2019 at 2pm

Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse seeking North West Writers for scratch morning – Deadline: 16 February 2019

Papatango New Writing Prize 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 17 February 2019

AIAWTC seeking work on theme of gender equality for 50/50 night at the Pleasance – Deadline: 17 February 2019

Call for submissions for the JW3 Autumn 2019 Performance Programme – Deadline: 20 February 2019

WHQ seeking Writers’ Retreat Rep (paid, Carlisle)– Deadline: 20 February 2019

Tiny LGBTQ+ Shows development weekend for LGBTQ+ Theatre Makers open for applications – Deadline: not specified but the event takes place on 23-24 February 2019

Alto Comedy seeking stand up/ performers for scratch night (Midlands)- Deadline: 25 February 2019

Writer in Residence required for The D-Day Story (Portsmouth, paid) – Deadline: 27 February 2019

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

Capital Stage accepting submissions for Playwrights’ Revolution Festival – Deadline: 28 February 2019

Submissions for Horatio Productions’ Science Fiction Festival 2019 are open – Deadline: 28 February 2019

Down Stage Write seeking short plays from Devon and Cornwall writers – Deadline: 28 February 2019

The Comedy Crowd: accepting submissions for Punkanary – Deadline: 28 February 2019

The Millennials: #BattleOfPerspectives accepting submissions – Deadline: 1 March 2019

Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing open for entries – Deadline: 5 March 2019

The London Library launch Emerging Writers Programme – Deadline: 4 March 2019

Plays Rough London accepting submissions for new writing night – Deadline: 6 March 2019

KDC Full Stack Writing Competition open for entries – Deadline: 10 March 2019

The ETPEP Playwriting Prize open for entries (£8000 prize) – Deadline: 11 March 2019

Writer in Residence required for The Charles Causley Trust – Deadline: 11 March 2019

Aberdeen Performing Arts accepting submissions for Spring Awakening scratch night – Deadline: 11 March 2109

University Women In The Arts Announces Partnerships With Leading Arts Organisations On Project To Tackle Abuse In The Arts– Deadline: 15 March 2019

Little Pieces of Gold seeking shorts on theme of ‘in the news’ for new writing night – Deadline: 17 March 2019

Pen to Print playwriting competition – Deadline: 28 March 2019

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

Broadway Bound Theatre Festival (NY) accepting submissions – Deadline: 31 March 2019

Shore Scripts announce 2019 Short Film Fund ($40/$50 entry fee – Deadline: 31 March 2019 (late deadline: 2 May 2019)

Alpine Fellowship 2019 Drama Prize (£3000) open for entries – Deadline: 1 April 2019

Mad Apple Collective launch Children and Young Persons Playwriting Award – Deadline: 7 April 2019

Black Lives, Black Words accepting submissions for I AM…’Fest’ – Deadline: none posted but the event takes place on 27-29 April 2019

Carlo Annoni Award 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 30 April 2019

Pint Sized Plays open for entries (£5.50 entry fee) – Deadline: 31 May 2019

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2019 is now open for entries – 5 June 2019

Green Stories Stage Play Writing Competition open for entries – Deadline: 30 June 2019

Events and workshops:

The Director’s Cut hosting The Writer’s Club –  Next term starts January 2019

Pitlochry Festival Theatre launch Writers room – Dates: various throughout 2019

Writing your own role: workshop with Lydia Parker at the Actors’ Centre – Dates: find out more on the website

Pinter exhibition at the British Library– Dates: starts 11 January 2019

Theatre503 Rapid Response Nights – Dates: various, starting 23 January 2019

Flux Theatre: Actor Writers Gym open for bookings – Date: 19 February 2019

The Writers’ Toolkit, with Cordelia Lynn & Lucy Kirkwood – Date: 22 February 2019

Paper Creatures workshop with Simon Stephens – Dates: 25 February 2019

Writing West Midlands: Short course in playwriting – Dates: Starts 26 February 2019

Playwriting at the Pit Workshops return for 2019 – Dates: Starts 27 February 2019

LPW: FREE #WrAP2019 feedback session & member meetup!Date: 2 March 2019

Sitcom and Comedy Writing Workshop by Bennett Arron – Date: 12 March 2019

Writing for Television: Residential workshop with Roy Mitchell – Dates: 20-24 May 2018

New workshop with Simon Stephens in Milan – Deadline for applications: 30 March 2019 (workshop takes place 22-23 June 2019

CAMP residential: Playwriting with John Burgess – Dates: 7th –  12th August 2019 (level 1) 14th – 19th August 2019 (level 2

Online workshops and resources: 

Papatango career facilitation service – 10am -12pm alternate Tuesdays (starting 31 January 2019)

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting: Online Toolkit for writers

The Bruntwood Prize: Free livestreamed workshops for 2019

Paines Plough Insights Podcast

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

Access the Royal Court’s Playwrights’ Podcast

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

LPB Members: Online Course – Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write –  Available now

Ongoing submissions:

Emil Dale seeking musical theatre composer/ lyricist/ scriptwriter -Deadline: none posted

Katzpace accepting submissions for Katzcratch – Deadline: none posted

Scriptjam accepting scripts for feedback – Deadline: rolling

Manhattan Rep’s Play Program seeking plays for production (fees apply) – Deadline: none posted

The Cabot Cruising Club, Bristol looking to programme arts events – Deadline: none posted

Exploding Whale Theatre seeking submissions for their next show – Deadline: none posted

Thunder Theatre seeking submissions for 15-20 minute plays – Deadline: none posted

Mate Productions accepting applications for Writers Collective – Deadline: None posted

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

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

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

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

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – 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.

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 8 February 2019

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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:

LPW: New members’ content for 2019!

LPW: We’re looking for an Editor!

LPW: FREE #WrAP2019 feedback session & member meetup!

Guest Post: Induced Structural Collapse – Writing a Text From Inside the Skin of its Forebear

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: The Bruntwood Prize online toolkit for writers

Pursued by a Bear: “How do I redraft a play?”

Opportunities with deadlines:

Radio 4 Extra seeking sketches and one liners for Newsjack: Deadline: Weekly from 4 February – 11 March 2019

The Old Sorting Office Barnes seeking new work for Dispatches scratch night– Deadline: 10 February 2019

The Lyric Theatre Belfast accepting submissions for New Playwrights’ Programme – Deadline: 11 February 2019

The Kings Head accepting submissions for Playmill festival – Deadline: 15 February 2019

The Shaw Theatre seeking work on theme of ‘race’ for new writing night – Deadline: 15 February 2019 at 2pm

Papatango New Writing Prize 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 17 February 2019

AIAWTC seeking work on theme of gender equality for 50/50 night at the Pleasance – Deadline: 17 February 2019

Call for submissions for the JW3 Autumn 2019 Performance Programme – Deadline: 20 February 2019

Tiny LGBTQ+ Shows development weekend for LGBTQ+ Theatre Makers open for applications – Deadline: not specified but the event takes place on 23-24 February 2019

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

Capital Stage accepting submissions for Playwrights’ Revolution Festival – Deadline: 28 February 2019

Submissions for Horatio Productions’ Science Fiction Festival 2019 are open – Deadline: 28 February 2019

The Comedy Crowd: accepting submissions for Punkanary – Deadline: 28 February 2019

The Millennials: #BattleOfPerspectives accepting submissions – Deadline: 1 March 2019

Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing open for entries – Deadline: 5 March 2019

The London Library launch Emerging Writers Programme – Deadline: 4 March 2019

Plays Rough London accepting submissions for new writing night – Deadline: 6 March 2019

KDC Full Stack Writing Competition open for entries – Deadline: 10 March 2019

The ETPEP Playwriting Prize open for entries (£8000 prize) – Deadline: 11 March 2019

Aberdeen Performing Arts accepting submissions for Spring Awakening scratch night – Deadline: 11 March 2109

University Women In The Arts Announces Partnerships With Leading Arts Organisations On Project To Tackle Abuse In The Arts– Deadline: 15 March 2019

Pen to Print playwriting competition – Deadline: 28 March 2019

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

Broadway Bound Theatre Festival (NY) accepting submissions – Deadline: 31 March 2019

Shore Scripts announce 2019 Short Film Fund ($40/$50 entry fee – Deadline: 31 March 2019 (late deadline: 2 May 2019)

Alpine Fellowship 2019 Drama Prize (£3000) open for entries – Deadline: 1 April 2019

Mad Apple Collective launch Children and Young Persons Playwriting Award – Deadline: 7 April 2019

Black Lives, Black Words accepting submissions for I AM…’Fest’ – Deadline: none posted but the event takes place on 27-29 April 2019

Carlo Annoni Award 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 30 April 2019

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2019 is now open for entries – 5 June 2019

Green Stories Stage Play Writing Competition open for entries – Deadline: 30 June 2019

Events and workshops:

The Director’s Cut hosting The Writer’s Club –  Next term starts January 2019

Pitlochry Festival Theatre launch Writers room – Dates: various throughout 2019

Writing your own role: workshop with Lydia Parker at the Actors’ Centre – Dates: find out more on the website

The Old Vic – Workshops for Artists – Dates: various throughout January 2019

Pinter exhibition at the British Library– Dates: starts 11 January 2019

Theatre503 Rapid Response Nights – Dates: various, starting 23 January 2019

Clean Break: An Introduction to writing for theatre in criminal justice settings – Date: 8 February 2019

Playwriting in Movement workshop with Coleen MacPherson – Dates: 9 & 10 February 2019

Flux Theatre: Actor Writers Gym open for bookings – Date: 19 February 2019

The Writers’ Toolkit, with Cordelia Lynn & Lucy Kirkwood – Date: 22 February 2019

Paper Creatures workshop with Simon Stephens – Dates: 25 February 2019

Writing West Midlands: Short course in playwriting – Dates: Starts 26 February 2019

LPW: FREE #WrAP2019 feedback session & member meetup!Date: 2 March 2019

Sitcom and Comedy Writing Workshop by Bennett Arron – Date: 12 March 2019

Writing for Television: Residential workshop with Roy Mitchell – Dates: 20-24 May 2018

New workshop with Simon Stephens in Milan – Deadline for applications: 30 March 2019 (workshop takes place 22-23 June 2019

CAMP residential: Playwriting with John Burgess – Dates: 7th –  12th August 2019 (level 1) 14th – 19th August 2019 (level 2

Online workshops and resources: 

Papatango career facilitation service – 10am -12pm alternate Tuesdays (starting 31 January 2019)

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting: Online Toolkit for writers

The Bruntwood Prize: Free livestreamed workshops for 2019

Paines Plough Insights Podcast

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

Access the Royal Court’s Playwrights’ Podcast

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

LPB Members: Online Course – Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write –  Available now

Ongoing submissions:

Emil Dale seeking musical theatre composer/ lyricist/ scriptwriter -Deadline: none posted

Katzpace accepting submissions for Katzcratch – Deadline: none posted

Scriptjam accepting scripts for feedback – Deadline: rolling

Manhattan Rep’s Play Program seeking plays for production (fees apply) – Deadline: none posted

The Cabot Cruising Club, Bristol looking to programme arts events – Deadline: none posted

Exploding Whale Theatre seeking submissions for their next show – Deadline: none posted

Thunder Theatre seeking submissions for 15-20 minute plays – Deadline: none posted

Mate Productions accepting applications for Writers Collective – Deadline: None posted

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

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

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

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

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – 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.  

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 1 February 2019

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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:

LPW: New members’ content for 2019!

LPW: We’re looking for an Editor!

LPW: FREE #WrAP2019 feedback session & member meetup!

Guest Post: Induced Structural Collapse – Writing a Text From Inside the Skin of its Forebear

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: KDC Full Stack Writing Competition open for entries

Pursued by a Bear: “I never finish anything, how do I keep my focus?”

Opportunities with deadlines:

The Bush Theatre script submission window now open– Deadline: 1 February 2019

Toi Toi, Teatru Manoel (Malta) seeking one act plays on the theme of ‘Breaking the Rules ‘ – Deadline: 1 February 2019

Sharp Scratches seeking shorts which tackle theme of mental health – Deadline: 2 February 2019

Artfulscribe seeking facilitator for creative writing workshops (Poole) – Deadline: 3 February 2019

Imaginate call out for new writing applications for Accelerate development scheme – Deadline: 4 February 2019

Graeae seeking Literary Administrator – Deadline: 4 February 2019

The Hidden Theatre Takeover at the Nell of Old Drury – Deadline: event takes place on 6 February 2019

Northern Writers’ Awards 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 7 February 2019

The Old Sorting Office Barnes seeking new work for Dispatches scratch night– Deadline: 10 February 2019

The Lyric Theatre Belfast accepting submissions for New Playwrights’ Programme – Deadline: 11 February 2019

The Kings Head accepting submissions for Playmill festival – Deadline: 15 February 2019

Papatango New Writing Prize 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 17 February 2019

Tiny LGBTQ+ Shows development weekend for LGBTQ+ Theatre Makers open for applications – Deadline: not specified but the event takes place on 23-24 February 2019

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

Capital Stage accepting submissions for Playwrights’ Revolution Festival – Deadline: 28 February 2019

Submissions for Horatio Productions’ Science Fiction Festival 2019 are open – Deadline: 28 February 2019

The Comedy Crowd: accepting submissions for Punkanary – Deadline: 28 February 2019

The Millennials: #BattleOfPerspectives accepting submissions – Deadline: 1 March 2019

Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing open for entries – Deadline: 5 March 2019

Plays Rough London accepting submissions for new writing night – Deadline: 6 March 2019

KDC Full Stack Writing Competition open for entries – Deadline: 10 March 2019

The ETPEP Playwriting Prize open for entries (£8000 prize) – Deadline: 11 March 2019 

Aberdeen Performing Arts accepting submissions for Spring Awakening scratch night – Deadline: 11 March 2109

University Women In The Arts Announces Partnerships With Leading Arts Organisations On Project To Tackle Abuse In The Arts– Deadline: 15 March 2019

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

Shore Scripts announce 2019 Short Film Fund ($40/$50 entry fee – Deadline: 31 March 2019 (late deadline: 2 May 2019)

Alpine Fellowship 2019 Drama Prize (£3000) open for entries – Deadline: 1 April 2019

Mad Apple Collective launch Children and Young Persons Playwriting Award – Deadline: 7 April 2019

Black Lives, Black Words accepting submissions for I AM…’Fest’ – Deadline: none posted but the event takes place on 27-29 April 2019

Carlo Annoni Award 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 30 April 2019

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2019 is now open for entries – 5 June 2019

Green Stories Stage Play Writing Competition open for entries – Deadline: 30 June 2019

Events and workshops:

The Director’s Cut hosting The Writer’s Club –  Next term starts January 2019

Pitlochry Festival Theatre launch Writers room – Dates: various throughout 2019

Writing your own role: workshop with Lydia Parker at the Actors’ Centre – Dates: find out more on the website

The Old Vic – Workshops for Artists – Dates: various throughout January 2019

Pinter exhibition at the British Library– Dates: starts 11 January 2019

Theatre503 Rapid Response Nights – Dates: various, starting 23 January 2019

Writing Scripted Comedy with Chris Neilan – a one day workshop (Manchester) – Date: 28 January 2019

Papercut Theatre: Redrafting and Structure workshop with Melissa Dunne – Date: 2 February 2019

Clean Break: An Introduction to writing for theatre in criminal justice settings – Date: 8 February 2019

Playwriting in Movement workshop with Coleen MacPherson – Dates: 9 & 10 February 2019

Flux Theatre: Actor Writers Gym open for bookings – Date: 19 February 2019

The Writers’ Toolkit, with Cordelia Lynn & Lucy Kirkwood – Date: 22 February 2019

Paper Creatures workshop with Simon Stephens – Dates: 25 February 2019

Writing West Midlands: Short course in playwriting – Dates: Starts 26 February 2019

LPW: FREE #WrAP2019 feedback session & member meetup!Date: 2 March 2019

Sitcom and Comedy Writing Workshop by Bennett Arron – Date: 12 March 2019

Writing for Television: Residential workshop with Roy Mitchell – Dates: 20-24 May 2018

CAMP residential: Playwriting with John Burgess – Dates: 7th –  12th August 2019 (level 1)
14th – 19th August 2019 (level 2

Online workshops and resources: 

Papatango career facilitation service – 10am -12pm alternate Tuesdays (starting 31 January 2019)

Paines Plough Insights Podcast

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

Access the Royal Court’s Playwrights’ Podcast

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

LPB Members: Online Course – Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write –  Available now

Ongoing submissions:

Emil Dale seeking musical theatre composer/ lyricist/ scriptwriter -Deadline: none posted

Katzpace accepting submissions for Katzcratch – Deadline: none posted

Scriptjam accepting scripts for feedback – Deadline: rolling

Manhattan Rep’s Play Program seeking plays for production (fees apply) – Deadline: none posted

The Cabot Cruising Club, Bristol looking to programme arts events – Deadline: none posted

Exploding Whale Theatre seeking submissions for their next show – Deadline: none posted

Thunder Theatre seeking submissions for 15-20 minute plays – Deadline: none posted

Mate Productions accepting applications for Writers Collective – Deadline: None posted

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

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

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

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

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – 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.

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 25 January 2019

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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:

Happy New Year from London Playwrights’ Blog & Workshop!

LPW: FREE #WrAP2019 feedback session & member meetup!

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Sharp Scratches seeking shorts which tackle theme of mental health

Pursued by a Bear: “How do I know which competitions are worth my time?”

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper: 25 Opportunities with January Deadlines– Deadlines: various throughout January 2019

Shooting Fish Theatre seeking playwright – Deadline: 25 January 2019

Get Over It Productions seeking new writing for ‘The Scene’ scratch night – Deadline: 27 January 2019 at midnight

28 Plays Later open for registration – Deadline: 28 January 2019

Angry Bear Scratches for…seeking short plays – Deadline: 28 January 2019

Make it Write Productions writing competition on the theme of ‘Monsters‘ – Deadline: 28 January 2019

Swings And Roundabouts: An inclusive night of new theatre in aid of Shelter – Deadline: 28 January 2019

Lady Eleanor Holles School: Write the Girl – opportunities for playwrights – Deadline: none posted but the event takes place 29 January 2019

Stitchin’ Fiction accepting submissions for next event – Deadline: 30 January 2019

Optik Theatre: The Script Room – call out for scripts – Deadline: 31 January 2019

Insight Festival: Call for Entries for the Student Filmmaker Award – Deadline: 31 January 2019

Access Platform seeking new work from D/Deaf & Disabled artists – Deadline: 31 January 2019

IASH/Traverse Creative Fellowship open for applications- Deadline: 31 January 2019 at 5pm

Drip Action Theatre Company: Arundel Festival Theatre Trail open for submissions – Deadline: 31 January 2018

Leeds Playhouse script window will be open on 1 January 2019 – Deadline: 31 January 2019

Artist Development from Pleasance Theatre for Edinburgh Fringe – Deadline: 31 January 2019

Writing West Midlands: Room 204 Writer Development Programme open for applications – Deadline: 31 January 2019

New work wanted for Scratching the Surface – Deadline: 31 January 2019

The Bush Theatre script submission window now open– Deadline: 1 February 2019

Toi Toi, Teatru Manoel (Malta) seeking one act plays on the theme of ‘Breaking the Rules ‘ – Deadline: 1 February 2019

Sharp Scratches seeking shorts which tackle theme of mental health – Deadline: 2 February 2019

Artfulscribe seeking facilitator for creative writing workshops (Poole) – Deadline: 3 February 2019

Imaginate call out for new writing applications for Accelerate development scheme – Deadline: 4 February 2019

Graeae seeking Literary Administrator – Deadline: 4 February 2019

Northern Writers’ Awards 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 7 February 2019

The Old Sorting Office Barnes seeking new work for Dispatches scratch night– Deadline: 10 February 2019

The Lyric Theatre Belfast accepting submissions for New Playwrights’ Programme – Deadline: 11 February 2019

Papatango New Writing Prize 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 17 February 2019

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

Capital Stage accepting submissions for Playwrights’ Revolution Festival – Deadline: 28 February 2019

Submissions for Horatio Productions’ Science Fiction Festival 2019 are open – Deadline: 28 February 2019

The Comedy Crowd: accepting submissions for Punkanary – Deadline: 28 February 2019

Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing open for entries – Deadline: 5 March 2019

KDC Full Stack Writing Competition open for entries – Deadline: 10 March 2019

University Women In The Arts Announces Partnerships With Leading Arts Organisations On Project To Tackle Abuse In The Arts– Deadline: 15 March 2019

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

Shore Scripts announce 2019 Short Film Fund ($40/$50 entry fee – Deadline: 31 March 2019 (late deadline: 2 May 2019)

Alpine Fellowship 2019 Drama Prize (£3000) open for entries – Deadline: 1 April 2019

Mad Apple Collective launch Children and Young Persons Playwriting Award – Deadline: 7 April 2019

Carlo Annoni Award 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 30 April 2019

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2019 is now open for entries – 5 June 2019

Green Stories Stage Play Writing Competition open for entries – Deadline: 30 June 2019

Events and workshops:

The Director’s Cut hosting The Writer’s Club –  Next term starts January 2019

Writing your own role: workshop with Lydia Parker at the Actors’ Centre – Dates: find out more on the website

The Old Vic – Workshops for Artists – Dates: various throughout January 2019

Pinter exhibition at the British Library– Dates: starts 11 January 2019

Theatre503 Rapid Response Nights – Dates: various, starting 23 January 2019

Writing Scripted Comedy with Chris Neilan – a one day workshop (Manchester) – Date: 28 January 2019

Papercut Theatre: Redrafting and Structure workshop with Melissa Dunne – Date: 2 February 2019

Clean Break: An Introduction to writing for theatre in criminal justice settings – Date: 8 February 201

Playwriting in Movement workshop with Coleen MacPherson – Dates: 9 & 10 February 2019

Paper Creatures workshop with Simon Stephens – Dates: 25 February 2019

Writing West Midlands: Short course in playwriting – Dates: Starts 26 February 2019

LPW: FREE #WrAP2019 feedback session & member meetup!Date: 2 March 2019

Writing for Television: Residential workshop with Roy Mitchell – Dates: 20-24 May 2018

Online workshops and resources: 

Papatango career facilitation service – 10am -12pm alternate Tuesdays (starting 31 January 2019)

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

Access the Royal Court’s Playwrights’ Podcast

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

LPB Members: Online Course – Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write –  Available now

Ongoing submissions:

Emil Dale seeking musical theatre composer/ lyricist/ scriptwriter -Deadline: none posted

Stagescripts 10@10 Quest for 10 unsung plays by living UK-based writers – Deadline: none posted

The Cabot Cruising Club, Bristol looking to programme arts events – Deadline: none posted

Exploding Whale Theatre seeking submissions for their next show – Deadline: none posted

Thunder Theatre seeking submissions for 15-20 minute plays – Deadline: none posted

Mate Productions accepting applications for Writers Collective – Deadline: None posted

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

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

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

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

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – 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.

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 18 January 2019

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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:

Happy New Year from London Playwrights’ Blog & Workshop!

Catching the Devil: Writing in Response to a Well Known Play 

#WrAP is back for 2019! Write a play this January!

LPW: FREE #WrAP2019 feedback session & member meetup!

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Swings And Roundabouts: An inclusive night of new theatre in aid of Shelter

Pursued by a Bear: “My full length play is too short, what should I do?”

Play Submissions Helper: 25 Opportunities with January Deadlines – Deadlines: various throughout January 2019

Female Birmingham Writers/Artists, Near Neighbours & Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery – Deadline: 18 January 2019

The Actors Centre & Viola! Europe seeking new work for festival – Deadline: 18 January 2019

Caspa Arts seeking 5-15 minute plays for scratch night – Deadline: 20 January 2019

Cast Iron Theatre accepting submissions for short play night – Deadline: 20 January 2019

STAGE IT! 10-Minute Play Festival and Book Publication– Deadline; 21 January 2019

Warwick Arts Centre seeking solo writer-performers – Deadline: 21 January 2019

Shooting Fish Theatre seeking playwright – Deadline: 25 January 2019

Get Over It Productions seeking new writing for ‘The Scene’ scratch night – Deadline: 27 January 2019 at midnight

28 Plays Later open for registration – Deadline: 28 January 2019

Angry Bear Scratches for…seeking short plays – Deadline: 28 January 2019

Make it Write Productions writing competition on the theme of ‘Monsters‘ – Deadline: 28 January 2019

Swings And Roundabouts: An inclusive night of new theatre in aid of Shelter – Deadline: 28 January 2019

Lady Eleanor Holles School: Write the Girl – opportunities for playwrights – Deadline: none posted but the event takes place 29 January 2019

Optik Theatre: The Script Room – call out for scripts – Deadline: 31 January 2019

Insight Festival: Call for Entries for the Student Filmmaker Award – Deadline: 31 January 2019

Access Platform seeking new work from D/Deaf & Disabled artists – Deadline: 31 January 2019

IASH/Traverse Creative Fellowship open for applications- Deadline: 31 January 2019 at 5pm

Drip Action Theatre Company: Arundel Festival Theatre Trail open for submissions – Deadline: 31 January 2018

Leeds Playhouse script window will be open on 1 January 2019 – Deadline: 31 January 2019

Artist Development from Pleasance Theatre for Edinburgh Fringe – Deadline: 31 January 2019

Writing West Midlands: Room 204 Writer Development Programme open for applications – Deadline: 31 January 2019

New work wanted for Scratching the Surface – Deadline: 31 January 2019

The Bush Theatre script submission window now open– Deadline: 1 February 2019

Toi Toi, Teatru Manoel (Malta) seeking one act plays on the theme of ‘Breaking the Rules ‘ – Deadline: 1 February 2019

Imaginate call out for new writing applications for Accelerate development scheme – Deadline: 4 February 2019

Northern Writers’ Awards 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 7 February 2019

The Old Sorting Office Barnes seeking new work for Dispatches scratch night– Deadline: 10 February 2019

Papatango New Writing Prize 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 17 February 2019

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

Capital Stage accepting submissions for Playwrights’ Revolution Festival – Deadline: 28 February 2019

Submissions for Horatio Productions’ Science Fiction Festival 2019 are open – Deadline: 28 February 2019

The Comedy Crowd: accepting submissions for Punkanary – Deadline: 28 February 2019

Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing open for entries – Deadline: 5 March 2019

University Women In The Arts Announces Partnerships With Leading Arts Organisations On Project To Tackle Abuse In The Arts– Deadline: 15 March 2019

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

Mad Apple Collective launch Children and Young Persons Playwriting Award – Deadline: 7 April 2019

Carlo Annoni Award 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 30 April 2019

Green Stories Stage Play Writing Competition open for entries – Deadline: 30 June 2019

Events and workshops:

The Director’s Cut hosting The Writer’s Club –  Next term starts January 2019

Writing your own role: workshop with Lydia Parker at the Actors’ Centre – Dates: find out more on the website

The Old Vic – Workshops for Artists – Dates: various throughout January 2019

Pinter exhibition at the British Library– Dates: starts 11 January 2019

Theatre503 Rapid Response Nights – Dates: various, starting 23 January 2019

Women’s Writing Workshop with Actor Awareness (University Women in the Arts) – Date: 22 January 2018

Writing Scripted Comedy with Chris Neilan – a one day workshop (Manchester) – Date: 28 January 2019

Papercut Theatre: Redrafting and Structure workshop with Melissa Dunne – Date: 2 February 2019

Clean Break: An Introduction to writing for theatre in criminal justice settings – Date: 8 February 201

Playwriting in Movement workshop with Coleen MacPherson – Dates: 9 & 10 February 2019

Writing West Midlands: Short course in playwriting – Dates: Starts 26 February 2019

LPW: FREE #WrAP2019 feedback session & member meetup!Date: 2 March 2019

Writing for Television: Residential workshop with Roy Mitchell – Dates: 20-24 May 2018

Online workshops and resources: 

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

Access the Royal Court’s Playwrights’ Podcast

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

LPB Members: Online Course – Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write –  Available now

Ongoing submissions:

Stagescripts 10@10 Quest for 10 unsung plays by living UK-based writers – Deadline: none posted

The Cabot Cruising Club, Bristol looking to programme arts events – Deadline: none posted

Exploding Whale Theatre seeking submissions for their next show – Deadline: none posted

Thunder Theatre seeking submissions for 15-20 minute plays – Deadline: none posted

Mate Productions accepting applications for Writers Collective – Deadline: None posted

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

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

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

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

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – 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.

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 11 January 2019

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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:

Happy New Year from London Playwrights’ Blog & Workshop!

Catching the Devil: Writing in Response to a Well Known Play 

#WrAP is back for 2019! Write a play this January!

LPW: FREE #WrAP2019 feedback session & member meetup!

 

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Get Over It Productions seeking new writing for ‘The Scene’ scratch night

Pursued by a Bear: “Should I trust a semi-reliable director with my first production?”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

ReWrite script development event with In Motion Theatre Company (Glasgow) – Deadline: 11 January 2019

Shrill Voices: Residency for female writers accepting applications – Deadline: 13 January 2019

London Theatre Podcast seeking 1 minute monologues – Deadline: 13 January 2019

20 minute plays wanted for performance at The Union Theatre – Deadline: 13 January 2019

King’s Theatre in Annapolis Royal seeking 10 minute plays for festival ($15 entry fee)- Deadline: 14 January 2019

Nouveau Riché presents: The Brand Nouveau Initiative – Deadline: 14 January 2019

BBC Doctors – Directors’ Scheme: open for applications – Deadline: 14 January 2019

The Forestry Commission: Writers in the Forest new writing competition: open for entries – Deadline: 14 January 2019

Jump Start seeking new writing for scratch night in Worcester (paid) – Deadline: 14 January 2019

Female Birmingham Writers/Artists, Near Neighbours & Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery – Deadline: 18 January 2019

The Actors Centre & Viola! Europe seeking new work for festival – Deadline: 18 January 2019

Caspa Arts seeking 5-15 minute plays for scratch night – Deadline: 20 January 2019

Cast Iron Theatre accepting submissions for short play night – Deadline: 20 January 2019

STAGE IT! 10-Minute Play Festival and Book Publication– Deadline; 21 January 2019

Get Over It Productions seeking new writing for ‘The Scene’ scratch night – Deadline: 27 January 2019 at midnight

28 Plays Later open for registration – Deadline: 28 January 2019

Make it Write Productions writing competition on the theme of ‘Monsters‘ – Deadline: 28 January 2019

Swings And Roundabouts: An inclusive night of new theatre in aid of Shelter – Deadline: 28 January 2019

Optik Theatre: The Script Room – call out for scripts – Deadline: 31 January 2019

Access Platform seeking new work from D/Deaf & Disabled artists – Deadline: 31 January 2019

IASH/Traverse Creative Fellowship open for applications- Deadline: 31 January 2019 at 5pm

Drip Action Theatre Company: Arundel Festival Theatre Trail open for submissions – Deadline: 31 January 2018

Leeds Playhouse script window will be open on 1 January 2019 – Deadline: 31 January 2019

Artist Development from Pleasance Theatre for Edinburgh Fringe – Deadline: 31 January 2019

The Bush Theatre script submission window now open– Deadline: 1 February 2019

Toi Toi, Teatru Manoel (Malta) seeking one act plays on the theme of ‘Breaking the Rules ‘ – Deadline: 1 February 2019

Northern Writers’ Awards 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 7 February 2019

The Old Sorting Office Barnes seeking new work for Dispatches scratch night– Deadline: 10 February 2019

Papatango New Writing Prize 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 17 February 2019

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

Capital Stage accepting submissions for Playwrights’ Revolution Festival – Deadline: 28 February 2019

Submissions for Horatio Productions’ Science Fiction Festival 2019 are open – Deadline: 28 February 2019

The Comedy Crowd: accepting submissions for Punkanary – Deadline: 28 February 2019

Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing open for entries – Deadline: 5 March 2019

University Women In The Arts Announces Partnerships With Leading Arts Organisations On Project To Tackle Abuse In The Arts– Deadline: 15 March 2019

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

Mad Apple Collective launch Children and Young Persons Playwriting Award – Deadline: 7 April 2019

Carlo Annoni Award 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 30 April 2019

Green Stories Stage Play Writing Competition open for entries – Deadline: 30 June 2019

Events and workshops:

The Director’s Cut hosting The Writer’s Club –  Next term starts January 2019

Writing your own role: workshop with Lydia Parker at the Actors’ Centre – Dates: find out more on the website

The Old Vic – Workshops for Artists – Dates: various throughout January 2019

Chichester Festival Theatre: Get Playwriting! course open for bookings – Dates: Starts 15 January 2019

Drama Studio London: Writing For The Theatre – Playwriting Course 2019 – Dates: Starts 15 January 2018

Women’s Writing Workshop with Actor Awareness (University Women in the Arts) – Date: 22 January 2018

Writing Scripted Comedy with Chris Neilan – a one day workshop (Manchester) – Date: 28 January 2019

Papercut Theatre: Redrafting and Structure workshop with Melissa Dunne – Date: 2 February 2019

Clean Break: An Introduction to writing for theatre in criminal justice settings – Date: 8 February 2019

Writing West Midlands: Short course in playwriting – Dates: Starts 26 February 2019

LPW: FREE #WrAP2019 feedback session & member meetup!Date: 2 March 2019

Writing for Television: Residential workshop with Roy Mitchell – Dates: 20-24 May 2018

Online workshops and resources: 

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

Access the Royal Court’s Playwrights’ Podcast

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

LPB Members: Online Course – Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write –  Available now

Ongoing submissions: