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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 21 April 2017

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

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**Last few places remaining**Coming up with London Playwright’s Blog: LPW Workshops: Rough to Ready (Re-drafting with Kimberley Andrews)

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: BBC Writersroom COMEDY script room 2017 open for submissions

From the Archive of our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear:  “What writing tools does a savvy London playwright need?”

Opportunities with deadlines:

Dreamfusion seeking experienced screenwriter for feature (paid) – Deadline: 21 April 2017

Tamasha seeks diverse shorts for comedy scratch night at Soho Theatre – Deadline: 24 April 2017 at 12 noon

Fizzy Sherbet open for submissions for plays by women writers – Deadline: 25 April 2017

Ruislip Dramatic Society call out for shorts for Scratch Night – Deadline: Friday 28th April 2017 at 5pm

Bread & Roses Theatre seeks submissions for The Platform scratch night – Deadline:  28th April 2017 at midnight

House seed funding for BAME theatremakers (£3,000-£8,000) -Deadline:  28 April 2017 at 10am

Change of Art festival celebrates life of Jo Cox, MP – Deadline:  Friday 28 April at 11.59pm

The Sitcom Mission 2017 – open for submissions – Deadline: Until 30 April 2017

Geoffrey Whitworth trophy for one-act festival play Deadline: 30 April 2017

Soundwork audio play competition: winner will have play recorded and posted on website Deadline 30 April 2017

Avenue Theatre Company call out for Seven Deadly Sins monologues from young writers  – Deadline: 1 May 2017

Second Sons call out for Play Time Festival – Deadline: Tuesday 2 May 2017

Short Film Fund seeks scripts for £5,000 plus budget film – Deadline: 2 May 2017

Class Dismissed Sketch Writing Initiative with CCBC and BBC Writersroom – Deadline: 5 May 2017

Call out for comedy shorts inspired by Anita and Me (£300 prize) Deadline: 7 May 2017

Sky Blue Theatre: British Theatre Challenge for Schools – Deadline: 7 May 2017

Little Pieces of Gold seeks 10 minute plays for Southwark Playhouse  – Deadline: 8 May 2017 at midnight

Aberdeen Performing Arts seeking submissions for scratch night – Deadline: 8 May 2017

ArtsEd drama school call out for scripts for Original Screenplay Project – Deadline: Friday 12 May 2017

BBC Writersroom COMEDY Script Room 2017 open for submissions – Deadline: 15 May 2017

Mad Apple Collective seeks plays based on The Locked Room –  – Deadline: 19 May 2017

Search for Papatango resident playwright begins (paid post) – Deadline:  22 May-1 June.

Player-Playwrights seek 15-minute plays on ‘them and us’ theme – Deadline Monday 29 May 2017

Pint-Sized Plays sought for pub performance in Tenby Festival Week – Deadline: 31May 2017

2017 Bruntwood Prize open for submissions (cash prize + development) – Deadline:  5 June 2017 at 6pm

Kali war play season for South Asia women writers  – Deadline: Monday 5 June 2017 at 5pm

Full Circle Radio Theatre launch new online playwriting festival for 2017– Deadline: 30 June 2017

Sterts Theatre One Act Play Writing Competition 2017 (entry £7, prize £40) – Deadline: 31 July 2017

London Short Film Festival open for 2018 submissions (entry fee $6.50- $38) – Deadline: 21 April-21 August 2017

Events and workshops:

Verity Bargate Award workshops – London workshops from 15 April 15-15 June 2017. Others around the country from Tue 18 April

Bruntwood Prize 2017’s free online workshop programme – From 1 March-24 May 2017

National Theatre: How to Begin Playwriting course with Andrew Muir (£400/£350 bursaries available) -Fridays 28 April – 14 July, 10.30am-12.30pm

Chipping Norton Literary Festival playwriting workshop with Clare Bayley (£18) – 29 April 2017

Skint Theatre Festival’s Stranger Tales for Bank Holiday weekend – April 28-30 2017

UEA offers online introduction to screenwriting course (£0-49) from 8 May 2017

Free online screenwriting course with Future Learn/ Uni of East Anglia – Starts 8 May 2017

Jennifer Farmer’s Playwriting course  at the Bishopsgate Institute from Monday 08 May-Monday 19 June

Free tickets to book launch/showcase of Student Guide to Writing competition winners– Bush Theatre on 9 May 2017 at 2pm.

Gate Theatre Workshop on the writer/director relationship (£10) –,13 May 2017 from 10 am-1pm

LPW Workshops: Rough to Ready (Re-drafting with Kimberley Andrews) Saturday 13 May, Saturday 27 May (10am-5pm)

Scriptwriting with Simon Vinnicombe  at YHA St Pancras, 79-81 Euston Road, £40,  Tuesday 16 May 2017, 10am-4pm

Bread and Roses Theatre Playwrights Circle meeting –  22 May from 7.30-9.30pm

Playwrights Toolbox with Paul Kalburgi at Bread and Roses   –   Friday 16 June 2017(10-6pm)

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

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

Ongoing submissions:

Theatrefullstop in call out for bi-weekly podcast script submissions – Deadline: None posted.

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers – Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

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

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

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – Deadline: rolling

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – Deadline: rolling

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

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

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

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

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

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

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

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

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: none (open submissions)

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

COG ARTSpace call out for playwrights! – Deadline: none posted

News:

RSC’s Next Generation programme will be released in May 2017.

The Stage announces inaugural Debut Awards for emerging theatrical talent – Deadline: 30 July 30, 2017

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 14 April 2017

Want to help support LPB without spending any extra cash? Check out our ‘Gifts & Gear’ series and do your Amazon shopping via our links!

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!

Coming up with London Playwright’s Blog: LPW Workshops: Rough to Ready (Re-drafting with Kimberley Andrews)

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Tamasha seeks diverse shorts for comedy scratch night at Soho Theatre

From the Archive of our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear:  “What writing tools does a savvy London playwright need?”

Opportunities with deadlines:

Put on a show in a night with Stitchin’ Fiction – Deadline: Saturday 13 April at noon

BrightLights Theatre seeks new writing for development – Deadline: None specified but recent posting

KDC Theatre shorts on ‘what keeps me awake’ for production – Deadline: 17 April 2017

BBC window for comedy scripts open from 17 April-15 May 2017

Blue Elephant Theatre seeks shorts for Trunkated scratch night Deadline: none specified but show is on 19 April

London Short Film Festival open for 2018 submissions (entry fee $6.50- $38) – Deadline: 21 April-21 August 2017

Tamasha seeks diverse shorts for comedy scratch night at Soho Theatre – Deadline: Monday 24 April 2017 at 12 noon

Fizzy Sherbet open for submissions for plays by women writers – Deadline: 25 April 2017

Ruislip Dramatic Society call out for shorts for Scratch Night – Deadline: Friday 28th April 2017 at 5pm

Bread & Roses Theatre seeks submissions for The Platform scratch night – Deadline:  28th April 2017 at midnight

House seed funding for BAME theatremakers (£3,000-£8,000)- Deadline:  28 April 2017 at 10am

Change of Art festival celebrates life of Jo Cox, MP – Deadline:  Friday 28 April at 11.59pm

The Sitcom Mission 2017 – open for submissions – Deadline: Until 30 April 2017

Geoffrey Whitworth trophy for one-act festival play – Deadline: 30 April 2017

Soundwork audio play competition: winner will have play recorded and posted on website Deadline 30 April 2017

Avenue Theatre Company call out for Seven Deadly Sins monologues from young writers  – Deadline: 1 May 2017

Second Sons call out for Play Time Festival – Deadline Tuesday 2 May 2017

Short Film Fund seeks scripts for £5,000 plus budget film – Deadline: 2 May 2017

Call out for comedy shorts inspired by Anita and Me (£300 prize) Deadline: 7 May 2017

Sky Blue Theatre: British Theatre Challenge for Schools – Deadline: 7 May 2017

Little Pieces of Gold seeks 10 minute plays for Southwark Playhouse  – Deadline: 8 May 2017 at midnight

ArtsEd drama school call out for scripts for Original Screenplay Project – Deadline: Friday 12 May 2017

Mad Apple Collective seeks plays based on The Locked Room – Deadline: 19 May 2017 at 9pm

Search for Papatango resident playwright begins (paid post) – Deadline:  22 May-1 June.

Player-Playwrights seek 15-minute plays on ‘them and us’ theme – Deadline Monday 29 May 2017

Pint-Sized Plays sought for pub performance in Tenby Festival Week – Deadline: 31May 2017

2017 Bruntwood Prize open for submissions (cash prize + development) – Deadline:  5 June 2017 at 6pm

Kali war play season for South Asia women writers  – Deadline: Monday 5 June 2017 at 5pm

Full Circle Radio Theatre launch new online playwriting festival for 2017– Deadline: 30 June 2017

Events and workshops: 

Verity Bargate Award workshops – London workshops from 15 April 15-15 June 2017. Others around the country from Tue 18 April

Bruntwood Prize 2017’s free online workshop programme – From 1 March-24 May 2017

Skint Theatre Festival’s Stranger Tales for Bank Holiday weekend – April 28-30 2017

UEA offers online introduction to screenwriting course (£0-49) from 8 May 2017

Jennifer Farmer’s Playwriting course  at the Bishopsgate Institute from Monday 08 May-Monday 19 June

Free tickets to book launch/showcase of Student Guide to Writing competition winners– Bush Theatre on 9 May 2017 at 2pm.

Gate Theatre Workshop on the writer/director relationship (£10) –,13 May 2017 from 10 am-1pm

LPW Workshops: Rough to Ready (Re-drafting with Kimberley Andrews) Saturday 13 May, Saturday 27 May (10am-5pm)

Scriptwriting with Simon Vinnicombe  at YHA St Pancras, 79-81 Euston Road, £40,  Tuesday 16 May 2017, 10am-4pm

Bread and Roses Theatre Playwrights Circle meeting –  22 May from 7.30-9.30pm

Playwrights Toolbox with Paul Kalburgi at Bread and Roses   –   Friday 16 June 2017(10-6pm)

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

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

Ongoing submissions:

Theatrefullstop in call out for bi-weekly podcast script submissions – Deadline: None posted.

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

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

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

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – Deadline: rolling

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – Deadline: rolling

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

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

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

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

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

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

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

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

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: none (open submissions)

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

COG ARTSpace call out for playwrights! – Deadline: none posted

News:

RSC’s Next Generation programme will be released in May 2017.

The Stage announces inaugural Debut Awards for emerging theatrical talent – Deadline: 30 July 30, 2017

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 7 April 2017

Want to help support LPB without spending any extra cash? Check out our ‘Gifts & Gear’ series and do your Amazon shopping via our links!

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!

Coming up with London Playwright’s Blog: LPW Workshops: Rough to Ready (Re-drafting with Kimberley Andrews)

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Flux and Tristan Bates Theatre in Emerge Showcase

From the Archive of our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear:  “Can I write characters from a background/culture I don’t share?”

Opportunities with deadlines:

Wexford Literary Festival’s inaugural one-act play competition (€300 prize, €10 entry fee) – Deadline 8 April 2017

Camden People’s Theatre’ Come As You Are festival – Deadline: 10 April 2017

Naiad Productions first Scratch Night inspired by Federico Fellini at the Old Red Lion  –  Deadline: 12 April 2017

Bohemian Balcony’s Swindon Scratch Night– No deadline but show is on 13 April 2017. Get in touch before

KDC Theatre shorts on ‘what keeps me awake’ for production – Deadline: 17 April 2017

BBC window for comedy scripts open from 17 April-15 May 2017

Blue Elephant Theatre seeks shorts for Trunkated scratch night Deadline: none specified but show is on 19 April

London Short Film Festival open for 2018 submissions (entry fee $6.50- $38) – Deadline: 21 April-21 August 2017

Tamasha seeks diverse shorts for comedy scratch night at Soho Theatre – Deadline: Monday 24 April 2017 at 12 noon

Bread & Roses Theatre seeks submissions for The Platform scratch night – Deadline:  28th April 2017 at midnight

House seed funding for BAME theatremakers (£3,000-£8,000)- Deadline:  28 April 2017 at 10am

The Sitcom Mission 2017 – open for submissions – Deadline: Until 30 April 2017

Geoffrey Whitworth trophy for one-act festival play – Deadline: 30 April 2017

Soundwork audio play competition: winner will have play recorded and posted on website Deadline 30 April 2017

Avenue Theatre Company call out for Seven Deadly Sins monologues from young writers  – Deadline: 1 May 2017

Short Film Fund seeks scripts for £5,000 plus budget film – Deadline: 2 May 2017

Call out for comedy shorts inspired by Anita and Me (£300 prize) Deadline: 7 May 2017

Sky Blue Theatre: British Theatre Challenge for Schools – Deadline: 7 May 2017

Little Pieces of Gold seeks 10 minute plays for Southwark Playhouse  – Deadline: 8 May 2017 at midnight

ArtsEd drama school call out for scripts for Original Screenplay Project – Deadline: Friday 12 May 2017

Mad Apple Collective seeks plays based on The Locked Room – Deadline: 19 May 2017 at 9pm

Pint-Sized Plays sought for pub performance in Tenby Festival Week – Deadline: 31May 2017

2017 Bruntwood Prize open for submissions (cash prize + development) – Deadline:  5 June 2017 at 6pm

Kali war play season for South Asia women writers  – Deadline: Monday 5 June 2017 at 5pm

Events and workshops: 

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

Free Tawala workshops for emerging black creatives –  8 April

Redrafting and Structure: with Papercut Theatre’s Melissa Dunne (£60)  Saturday 8 April 2017, 10am – 5pm

Free Almeida playwriting workshops with Rachel De-lahay and Vinay Patel – 10 & 11 April 2017

Bruntwood Prize 2017’s free online workshop programme – From 1 March-24 May 2017

UEA offers online introduction to screenwriting course (£0-49) from 8 May 2017

Jennifer Farmer’s Playwriting course  at the Bishopsgate Institute from Monday 08 May-Monday 19 June

Gate Theatre Workshop on the writer/director relationship (£10) –,13 May 2017 from 10 am-1pm

LPW Workshops: Rough to Ready (Re-drafting with Kimberley Andrews) Saturday 13 May, Saturday 27 May (10am-5pm)

Scriptwriting with Simon Vinnicombe  at YHA St Pancras, 79-81 Euston Road, £40,  Tuesday 16 May 2017, 10am-4pm

Bread and Roses Theatre Playwrights Circle meeting –  22 May from 7.30-9.30pm

Playwrights Toolbox with Paul Kalburgi at Bred and Roses   –   Friday 16 June 2017(10-6pm)

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

Ongoing submissions:

Theatrefullstop in call out for bi-weekly podcast script submissions – Deadline: None posted.

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

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

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

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – Deadline: rolling

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – Deadline: rolling

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

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

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

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

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

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

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

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

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: none (open submissions)

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

COG ARTSpace call out for playwrights! – Deadline: none posted

News:

RSC’s Next Generation programme will be released in May 2017.

The Stage announces inaugural Debut Awards for emerging theatrical talent – Deadline: 30 July 30, 2017

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 31 March 2017

Want to help support LPB without spending any extra cash? Check out our ‘Gifts & Gear’ series and do your Amazon shopping via our links!

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!

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Nick Darke Award 2017 open for submissions (£6000 prize)

From the Archive of our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear:  Pursued By A Bear: “I’m dyslexic and no one will take my work seriously”

Opportunities with deadlines:

Mercury Theatre playwriting prize opens ((£2,000 home counties writers only) – Deadline 31 March 2017

Wireless Show seeking comedy skits and sketches – Deadline: 31 March 2017

Canal Cafe playwriting scheme for American season (£400 prize) – Deadline: 31 March 2017

Secret Hour Theatre seeks shorts on subject of ‘secrets’ for Camden Fringe – Deadline: 31 March 2017

Merlin Theatre short play competition open for submissions Deadline:   31 March 201

BBC Radio Essex Playwright of the Year open for submissions – Deadline:  31 March 2017 at 5pm

Play Submissions Helper – 47 opportunities with April+ deadline

Doughnut Productions new writing night on ‘seven deadly sins’ –Deadline: 1 April 2017

Studio Players, Kentucky, seeks 10-minute plays for festival ($200) – Deadline: 2 April 2017

Submissions open for Lost Theatre’s One Act Festival (£60 fee, £400 prize) – Deadline: Sunday 2 April 2017 at midnight

Live Lab offering £2,000 bursary for new piece of theatre – Deadline: Monday 3 April, 10am

RE:act wants immediate response to The Whisper House to create a new piece of musical theatre (paid) – Deadline  : Monday 3 April 2017  at 6pm

Wexford Literary Festival’s inaugural one-act play competition (€300 prize, €10 entry fee) – Deadline 8 April 2017

Camden People’s Theatre’ Come As You Are festival – Deadline: 10 April 2017

Bohemian Balcony’s Swindon Scratch Night– No deadline but show is on 13 April 2017. Get in touch before

KDC Theatre shorts on ‘what keeps me awake’ for production – Deadline: 17 April 2017

Blue Elephant Theatre seeks shorts for Trunkated scratch night Deadline: none specified but show is on 19 April

London Short Film Festival open for 2018 submissions (entry fee $6.50- $38) – Deadline: 21 April-21 August 2017

Bread & Roses Theatre seeks submissions for The Platform scratch night – Deadline:  28th April 2017 at midnight

House seed funding for BAME theatremakers (£3,000-£8,000)- Deadline:  28 April 2017 at 10am

The Sitcom Mission 2017 – open for submissions – Deadline: Until 30 April 2017

Geoffrey Whitworth trophy for one-act festival play – Deadline: 30 April 2017

Soundwork audio play competition: winner will have play recorded and posted on website Deadline 30 April 2017

Avenue Theatre Company call out for Seven Deadly Sins monologues from young writers  – Deadline: 1 May 2017

Short Film Fund seeks scripts for £5,000 plus budget film – Deadline: 2 May 2017

Call out for comedy shorts inspired by Anita and Me (£300 prize) Deadline: 7 May 2017

Sky Blue Theatre: British Theatre Challenge for Schools – Deadline: 7 May 2017

Mad Apple Collective seeks plays based on The Locked Room – Deadline: 19 May 2017 at 9pm

Pint-Sized Plays sought for pub performance in Tenby Festival Week – Deadline: 31May 2017

2017 Bruntwood Prize open for submissions (cash prize + development) – Deadline:  5 June 2017 at 6pm

Kali war play season for South Asia women writers  – Deadline: Monday 5 June 2017 at 5pm

Events and workshops: 

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

Bread and Roses Theatre Playwrights Circle: March-May 2017 meetings–  Monday 27 March/22 May from 7.30-9.30pm

Redrafting and Structure: with Papercut Theatre’s Melissa Dunne (£60)  Saturday 8 April 2017, 10am – 5pm

Free Almeida playwriting workshops with Rachel De-lahay and Vinay Patel – 10 & 11 April 2017

Bruntwood Prize 2017’s free online workshop programme – From 1 March-24 May 2017

Gate Theatre Workshop on the writer/director relationship (£10) –,13 May 2017 from 10 am-1pm

Scriptwriting with Simon Vinnicombe  at YHA St Pancras, 79-81 Euston Road, £40,  Tuesday 16 May 2017, 10am-4pm

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

Ongoing submissions:

Theatrefullstop in call out for bi-weekly podcast script submissions – Deadline: None posted.

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

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

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

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – Deadline: rolling

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – Deadline: rolling

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

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

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

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

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

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

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

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

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: none (open submissions)

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

COG ARTSpace call out for playwrights! – Deadline: none posted

News:

RSC’s Next Generation programme will be released in May 2017.

The Stage announces inaugural Debut Awards for emerging theatrical talent – Deadline: 30 July 30, 2017

Opportunities Weekly Round-Up: 24 March 2017

Want to help support LPB without spending any extra cash? Check out our ‘Gifts & Gear’ series and do your Amazon shopping via our links!

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!

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Verity Bargate Award 2017 launched (£7000 prize)

From the Archive of our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear:  How to fix a boring protagonist

Opportunities with deadlines:

Page to Stage open for new writing night submissions (£10 fee) Deadline: Friday 24 March 2017 at midnight

Luton Culture Script Lab competition for play and film scripts (Herts, Beds, Bucks writers) Deadline: 26 March 2017

Aged 14-25? Royal Court seeking song-length plays inspired by your favourite track – Deadline: 29 March 2017

Berkery Casting seeks playwrights for London profit-share fringe theatre – Deadline 30 March 2017

Mercury Theatre playwriting prize opens ((£2,000 home counties writers only) – Deadline 31 March 2017

Wireless Show seeking comedy skits and sketches – Deadline: 31 March 2017

Canal Cafe playwriting scheme for American season (£400 prize) – Deadline: 31 March 2017

Secret Hour Theatre seeks shorts on subject of ‘secrets’ for Camden Fringe – Deadline: 31 March 2017

Merlin Theatre short play competition open for submissions Deadline:   31 March 201

BBC Radio Essex Playwright of the Year open for submissions – Deadline:  31 March 2017 at 5pm

Play Submissions Helper – 44 opportunities with March+ deadline

Doughnut Productions new writing night on ‘seven deadly sins’ –Deadline: 1 April 2017

Studio Players, Kentucky, seeks 10-minute plays for festival ($200) – Deadline: 2 April 2017

Submissions open for Lost Theatre’s One Act Festival (£60 fee, £400 prize) – Deadline: Sunday 2 April 2017 at midnight

RE:act wants immediate response to The Whisper House to create a new piece of musical theatre (paid) – Deadline  : Monday 3 April 2017  at 6pm

Wexford Literary Festival’s inaugural one-act play competition (€300 prize, €10 entry fee) – Deadline 8 April 2017

Camden People’s Theatre’ Come As You Are festival – Deadline: 10 April 2017

KDC Theatre shorts on ‘what keeps me awake’ for production – Deadline: 17 April 2017

Blue Elephant Theatre seeks shorts for Trunkated scratch night Deadline: none specified but show is on 19 April

London Short Film Festival open for 2018 submissions (entry fee $6.50- $38) – Deadline: 21 April-21 August 2017

House seed funding for BAME theatremakers (£3,000-£8,000)- Deadline:  28 April 2017 at 10am

The Sitcom Mission 2017 – open for submissions – Deadline: Until 30 April 2017

Soundwork audio play competition: winner will have play recorded and posted on website Deadline 30 April 2017

Avenue Theatre Company call out for Seven Deadly Sins monologues from young writers  – Deadline: 1 May 2017

Call out for comedy shorts inspired by Anita and Me (£300 prize) Deadline: 7 May 2017

Sky Blue Theatre: British Theatre Challenge for Schools – Deadline: 7 May 2017

2017 Bruntwood Prize open for submissions (cash prize + development) – Deadline:  5 June 2017 at 6pm

Kali war play season for South Asia women writers  – Deadline: Monday 5 June 2017 at 5pm

Events and workshops: 

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

Redrafting and Structure: with Papercut Theatre’s Melissa Dunne (£60)  Saturday 8 April 2017, 10am – 5pm

Free Almeida playwriting workshops with Rachel De-lahay and Vinay Patel – 10 & 11 April 2017

Bruntwood Prize 2017’s free online workshop programme – From 1 March-24 May 2017

Gate Theatre Workshop on the writer/director relationship (£10) –,13 May 2017 from 10 am-1pm

Scriptwriting with Simon Vinnicombe  at YHA St Pancras, 79-81 Euston Road, £40,  Tuesday 16 May 2017, 10am-4pm

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

Ongoing submissions:

Theatrefullstop in call out for bi-weekly podcast script submissions – Deadline: None posted.

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

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

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

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – Deadline: rolling

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – Deadline: rolling

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

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

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

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

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

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

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

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

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: none (open submissions)

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

COG ARTSpace call out for playwrights! – Deadline: none posted

News:

RSC’s Next Generation programme will be released in May 2017.

The Stage announces inaugural Debut Awards for emerging theatrical talent – Deadline: 30 July 30, 2017

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 17 March 2017

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

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Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Doughnut Productions seeks submissions for Deadly Sins night

From the Archive of our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear:  What’s the best day job for a graduate who wants to write?

Opportunities with deadlines:

Breakwater Theatre new writing night inspired by Elvis Costello songs (£50 prize) Deadline: 17 March 2017

Hidden Theatre Company call out for Scratched (new writing night) – Deadline Sunday 19 March 2017

Rabbit’s Riot Theatre’s call out for first LGBT+ festival scripts – Deadline:  20 March 2017

Brave New World seeks shorts on theme of Legacy for ‘Slam’ new writing night – Deadline: 20 March 2017

Page to Stage open for new writing night submissions (£10 fee) Deadline: Friday 24 March 2017 at midnight

Luton Culture Script Lab competition for play and film scripts (Herts, Beds, Bucks writers) Deadline: 26 March 2017

Berkery Casting seeks playwrights for London profit-share fringe theatre – Deadline 30 March 2017

Mercury Theatre playwriting prize opens ((£2,000 home counties writers only) – Deadline 31 March 2017

Wireless Show seeking comedy skits and sketches – Deadline: 31 March 2017

Canal Cafe playwriting scheme for American season (£400 prize) – Deadline: 31 March 2017

Secret Hour Theatre seeks shorts on subject of ‘secrets’ for Camden Fringe – Deadline: 31 March 2017

Merlin Theatre short play competition open for submissions Deadline:   31 March 201

BBC Radio Essex Playwright of the Year open for submissions – Deadline:  31 March 2017 at 5pm

Play Submissions Helper – 44 opportunities with March+ deadline

Doughnut Productions new writing night on ‘seven deadly sins’ –Deadline: 1 April 2017

Wexford Literary Festival’s inaugural one-act play competition (€300 prize, €10 entry fee) – Deadline 8 April 2017

Blue Elephant Theatre seeks shorts for Trunkated scratch night Deadline: none specified but show is on 19 April

London Short Film Festival open for 2018 submissions (entry fee $6.50- $38) – Deadline: 21 April-21 August 2017

House seed funding for BAME theatremakers (£3,000-£8,000)- Deadline:  28 April 2017 at 10am

The Sitcom Mission 2017 – open for submissions – Deadline: Until 30 April 2017

Avenue Theatre Company call out for Seven Deadly Sins monologues from young writers  – Deadline: 1 May 2017

Call out for comedy shorts inspired by Anita and Me (£300 prize) Deadline: 7 May 2017

Sky Blue Theatre: British Theatre Challenge for Schools – Deadline: 7 May 2017

2017 Bruntwood Prize open for submissions (cash prize + development) – Deadline:  5 June 2017 at 6pm

Kali war play season for South Asia women writers  – Deadline: Monday 5 June 2017 at 5pm

Events and workshops: 

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

Redrafting and Structure: with Papercut Theatre’s Melissa Dunne (£60)  Saturday 8 April 2017, 10am – 5pm

Free Almeida playwriting workshops with Rachel De-lahay and Vinay Patel – 10 & 11 April 2017

Bruntwood Prize 2017’s free online workshop programme – From 1 March-24 May 2017

Gate Theatre Workshop on the writer/director relationship (£10) –,13 May 2017 from 10 am-1pm

Scriptwriting with Simon Vinnicombe  at YHA St Pancras, 79-81 Euston Road, £40,  Tuesday 16 May 2017, 10am-4pm

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

Ongoing submissions:

Theatrefullstop in call out for bi-weekly podcast script submissions – Deadline: None posted.

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

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

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

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – Deadline: rolling

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – Deadline: rolling

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

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

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

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

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

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

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

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

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: none (open submissions)

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

COG ARTSpace call out for playwrights! – Deadline: none posted

News:

RSC’s Next Generation programme will be released in May 2017.

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 10 March 2017

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

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Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week:  Secret Hour Theatre seeks shorts on theme of ‘secrets’ for Camden Fringe

From the Archive of our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear:  “Settle our bet: which is more important, reading or watching plays?”

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper – 44 opportunities with March+ deadline

After School Club seeks plays for debut new writing event –Deadline: Sunday 12 March 2017

Theatre Delicatessen artist residency programme open – Deadline: 13 March 2017

Little Pieces of Gold seeks shorts on the theme of ‘faith’ – Deadline: 15 March 2017 at midnight

University Women in the Arts – mentoring competition with fashion company TOAST – Deadline: 15 March 2017

Rabbit’s Riot Theatre’s call out for first LGBT+ festival scripts – Deadline:  20 March 2017

Brave New World seeks shorts on theme of Legacy for ‘Slam’ new writing night – Deadline: 20 March 2017

Mercury Theatre playwriting prize opens ((£2,000 home counties writers only) – Deadline 31 March 2017

Wireless Show seeking comedy skits and sketches – Deadline: 31 March 2017

Canal Cafe playwriting scheme for American season (£400 prize) – Deadline: 31 March 2017

Secret Hour Theatre seeks shorts on subject of ‘secrets’ for Camden Fringe – Deadline: 31 March 2017

Merlin Theatre short play competition open for submissions Deadline:   31 March 201

BBC Radio Essex Playwright of the Year open for submissions – Deadline:  31 March 2017 at 5pm

Doughnut Productions new writing night on ‘seven deadly sins’ –Deadline: 1 April 2017

London Short Film Festival open for 2018 submissions (entry fee $6.50- $38) – Deadline: 21 April-21 August 2017

House seed funding for BAME theatremakers (£3,000-£8,000)- Deadline:  28 April 2017 at 10am

Avenue Theatre Company call out for Seven Deadly Sins monologues from young writers  – Deadline: 1 May 2017

Call out for comedy shorts inspired by Anita and Me (£300 prize) Deadline: 7 May 2017

Sky Blue Theatre: British Theatre Challenge for Schools – Deadline: 7 May 2017

The Sitcom Mission 2017 – open for submissions – Deadline: Until 30 April 2017

2017 Bruntwood Prize open for submissions (cash prize + development) – Deadline:  5 June 2017 at 6pm

Events and workshops: 

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

Bruntwood Prize 2017’s free online workshop programme – From 1 March-24 May 2017

Gate Theatre Workshop on the writer/director relationship (£10) –,13 May 2017 from 10 am-1pm

Scriptwriting with Simon Vinnicombe  at YHA St Pancras, 79-81 Euston Road, £40,  Tuesday 16 May 2017, 10am-4pm

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

Ongoing submissions:

Theatrefullstop in call out for bi-weekly podcast script submissions – Deadline: None posted.

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

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

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

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – Deadline: rolling

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – Deadline: rolling

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

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

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

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

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

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

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

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

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: none (open submissions)

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

COG ARTSpace call out for playwrights! – Deadline: none posted

News:

RSC’s Next Generation programme will be released in May 2017.

Opportunities Weekly Round-Up: 3 March 2017

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

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Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week:  Little Pieces of Gold seeks work on theme of ‘faith’

From the Archive of our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear:  How do I tell actors I’m recasting their roles?

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper – 44 opportunities with March+ deadline

Applications open for The Writers Club membership ( £75 termly) -no deadline posted but March launch

One-act plays sought for Kenneth Branagh Award at Windsor Fringe 2017 (£10 fee, £500 prize) – Deadline: 5 March 2017

2017 Papatango New Writing Prize – Deadline: 5 March 2017

Carabosse seeks darkly comic submissions – Deadline: 6 March 2017 at midnight

Submissions open for Festival 47 at the King’s Head Theatre – Deadline: 6 March 2017

Althea Theatre’s rapid response night – Deadline:  8 &  9 March- writers watch show – for 11 March 2016 writing deadline

After School Club seeks plays for debut new writing event –Deadline: Sunday 12 March 2017

Little Pieces of Gold seeks shorts on the theme of ‘faith’ – Deadline: 15 March 2017 at midnight

University Women in the Arts – mentoring competition with fashion company TOAST – Deadline: 15 March 2017

Rabbit’s Riot Theatre’s call out for first LGBT+ festival scripts – Deadline:  20 March 2017

Brave New World seeks shorts on theme of Legacy for ‘Slam’ new writing night – Deadline: 20 March 2017

Secret Hour Theatre seeks shorts on subject of ‘secrets’ for Camden Fringe – Deadline: 31 March 2017

Merlin Theatre short play competition open for submissions Deadline:   31 March 201

BBC Radio Essex Playwright of the Year open for submissions – Deadline:  31 March 2017 at 5pm

Doughnut Productions new writing night on ‘seven deadly sins’ –Deadline: 1 April 2017

London Short Film Festival open for 2018 submissions (entry fee $6.50- $38) – Deadline: 21 April-21 August 2017

House seed funding for BAME theatremakers (£3,000-£8,000)- Deadline:  28 April 2017 at 10am

Avenue Theatre Company call out for Seven Deadly Sins monologues from young writers  – Deadline: 1 May 2017

Call out for comedy shorts inspired by Anita and Me (£300 prize) Deadline: 7 May 2017

The Sitcom Mission 2017 – open for submissions – Deadline: Until 30 April 2017

2017 Bruntwood Prize open for submissions (cash prize + development) – Deadline:  5 June 2017 at 6pm

Events and workshops: 

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

Bruntwood Prize 2017’s free online workshop programme – From 1 March-24 May 2017

Verbatim technique workshop  at Bread and Roses Theatre, Clapham £50) –  4 March (10-6) and  5 March 2017(11-4)

Jennifer Farmer Playwriting course at Bishopsgate Institute starts 6 March 2017

Gate Theatre Workshop on the writer/director relationship (£10) –,13 May 2017 from 10 am-1pm

Scriptwriting with Simon Vinnicombe  at YHA St Pancras, 79-81 Euston Road, £40,  Tuesday 16 May 2017, 10am-4pm

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

Ongoing submissions:

Theatrefullstop in call out for bi-weekly podcast script submissions – Deadline: None posted.

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

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

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

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – Deadline: rolling

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – Deadline: rolling

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

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

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

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

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

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

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

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

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: none (open submissions)

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

COG ARTSpace call out for playwrights! – Deadline: none posted

News:

RSC’s Next Generation programme will be released in May 2017.

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 24 February 2017

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

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Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Papatango 2017 new writing prize

From the Archive of our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear: I can’t make sense of the 5-act structure

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper – 37 opportunities with February+ deadline

Rift wants playwrights born in the 90s for February workshop and residency – Deadline: none specified but immediate

The Comedy Crowd seeks ‘Chorts’  Deadline:  24 February 2017

St John’s call for Waterloo Festival 2017 monologues (£2 entry fee, £30 prize) -Deadline: 24 February 2017

Off the Cliff seeks Ovid-inspired short plays for festival – Deadline: 26 February  2017 at noon

Rich Creative call out for feminist scratch night plays – Deadline: 27 February 2017 at 10am.

The Sitcom Mission 2017 – open for submissions – Deadline: From  28 February to 30 April 2017

2017 From Page To Stage Festival open for musical theatre submissions – Deadline: 28 February 2017

Applications open for The Writers Club membership ( £75 termly) -no deadline posted but March launch

George Devine award open for submissions (£15,000 prize) Deadline: 1 March 2017

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre seeks short plays – Deadline:   1 March 2017 at 11pm

Writers Avenue Theatre Company seeks scripts from 18-30 year oldsDeadline: 1 March 2017

£8,000 commission with Writers in Theatre inaugural award – Deadline 2 March 2017

One-act plays sought for Kenneth Branagh Award at Windsor Fringe 2017 (£10 fee, £500 prize) – Deadline: 5 March 2017

Carabosse seeks darkly comic submissions – Deadline: 6 March 2017 at midnight

2017 Papatango New Writing Prize – Deadline: 6 March 2017

Submissions open for Festival 47 at the King’s Head Theatre – Deadline: 6 March 2017

Althea Theatre’s rapid response night – Deadline:  8 &  9 March- writers watch show – for11 March 2016 writing deadline

Little Pieces of Gold seeks shorts on the theme of ‘faith’ – Deadline: 15 March 2017 at midnight

Rabbit’s Riot Theatre’s call out for first LGBT+ festival scripts – Deadline:  20 March 2017

Brave New World seeks shorts on theme of Legacy for ‘Slam’ new writing night – Deadline: 20 March 2017

Merlin Theatre short play competition open for submissions Deadline:   31 March 201

BBC Radio Essex Playwright of the Year open for submissions – Deadline:  31 March 2017 at 5pm

Doughnut Productions new writing night on ‘seven deadly sins’ –Deadline: 1 April 2017

House seed funding for BAME theatremakers (£3,000-£8,000)- Deadline:  28 April 2017 at 10am

Avenue Theatre Company call out for Seven Deadly Sins monologues from young writers  – Deadline: 1 May 2017

Call out for comedy shorts inspired by Anita and Me (£300 prize) Deadline: 7 May 2017

2017 Bruntwood Prize open for submissions (cash prize + development) – Deadline:  5 June 2017 at 6pm

Events and workshops: 

Verbatim technique workshop  at Bread and Roses Theatre, Clapham £50) –  4 March (10-6) and  5 March 2017(11-4)

Gate Theatre Workshop on the writer/director relationship (£10) –,13 May 2017 from 10 am-1pm

Jennifer Farmer Playwriting course at Bishopsgate Institute starts 6 March 2017

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

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

Ongoing submissions:

Theatrefullstop in call out for bi-weekly podcast script submissions – Deadline: None posted.

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

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

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

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – Deadline: rolling

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – Deadline: rolling

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

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

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

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

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

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

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

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

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: none (open submissions)

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

COG ARTSpace call out for playwrights! – Deadline: none posted

News:

Play Amnesty: Glasgow Women’s Library call for donations of plays written by women – Deadline: 28 February 2017

RSC’s Next Generation programme will be released in May 2017.

Inspiration:

Get inspired with Royal Court’s playwrights podcast – Deadline: until 24 February 2107

Opportunities Weekly Round up: February 17 2017

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

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Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: From Page to Stage: Musical theatre opportunity

From the Archive of our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear: I’m tired of being a starving artist

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper – 37 opportunities with February+ deadline

Rift wants playwrights born in the 90s for February workshop and residency – Deadline: none specified but immediate

Young writers 10-25 sought for Harts/Lyric Hammersmith Writing Festival Deadline: 17 February 2017

Theatrefullstop call out for comedy sketches to be filmed – Deadline: Saturday 18 February 2017

Arts Depot paid summer research and development residencies – Deadline: Mon 20 Feb 2017, 10am

The Comedy Crowd seeks ‘Chorts’  Deadline:  24 February 2017

St John’s call for Waterloo Festival 2017 monologues (£2 entry fee, £30 prize) -Deadline: 24 February 2017

Off the Cliff seeks Ovid-inspired short plays for festival – Deadline: Sunday 26 February  2017 at noon

Rich Creative call out for feminist scratch night plays – Deadline: Monday 27 February 2017 at 10am.

2017 From Page To Stage Festival open for musical theatre submissions – Deadline: 28 February 2017

Applications open for The Writers Club membership ( £75 termly) -no deadline posted but March launch

Writers Avenue Theatre Company seeks scripts from 18-30 year oldsDeadline: 1 March 2017

£8,000 commission with Writers in Theatre inaugural award – Deadline 2 March 2017

One-act plays sought for Kenneth Branagh Award at Windsor Fringe 2017 (£10 fee, £500 prize) – Deadline: 5 March 2017

Carabosse seeks darkly comic submissions – Deadline: 6 March 2017 at midnight

2017 Papatango New Writing Prize – Deadline: 6 March 2017

Submissions open for Festival 47 at the King’s Head Theatre – Deadline: 6 March 2017

Little Pieces of Gold seeks shorts on the theme of ‘faith’ – Deadline: 15 March 2017 at midnight

Rabbit’s Riot Theatre’s call out for first LGBT+ festival scripts – Deadline: Monday 20 March 2017

Brave New World seeks shorts on theme of Legacy for ‘Slam’ new writing night – Deadline: Monday 20 March 2017

BBC Radio Essex Playwright of the Year open for submissions – Deadline: Friday 31 March 2017 at 5pm

House seed funding for BAME theatremakers (£3,000-£8,000)- Deadline: Friday 28 April 2017 at 10am

Avenue Theatre Company call out for Seven Deadly Sins monologues from young writers  – Deadline: 1 May 2017

Call out for comedy shorts inspired by Anita and Me (£300 prize) Deadline: 7 May 2017

2017 Bruntwood Prize open for submissions (cash prize + development) – Deadline: Monday 5 June 2017 at 6pm

Events and workshops: 

Yellow Earth launches 2-year professional playwriting programme Deadline:  Friday 17 February 2017 at 5pm

Bread and Roses networking event – Monday 20 February 2017

Verbatim technique workshop  at Bread and Roses Theatre, Clapham £50) – Sunday 4 March (10-6) and Sunday 5 March 2017(11-4)

Gate Theatre Workshop on the writer/director relationship (£10) –Saturday, 13 May 2017 from 10 am-1pm

Ongoing submissions:

Theatrefullstop in call out for bi-weekly podcast script submissions – Deadline: None posted.

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – deadline: none posted/ various

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

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

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people – various deadlines

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – no deadline

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – rolling

Writers’ Mutual writing group – Wednesdays 11am-1pm

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Ongoing submissions

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – rolling

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Ongoing (monthly event)

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

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

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

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

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

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

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

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: Rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: None posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: None posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – No deadline posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: None (open submissions)

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

COG ARTSpace call out for playwrights! – Deadline: None posted

News:

Play Amnesty: Glasgow Women’s Library call for donations of plays written by women – Deadline: 28 February 2017

RSC’s Next Generation programme will be released in May 2017.

Inspiration:

Get inspired with Royal Court’s playwrights podcast – Deadline: until 24 February 2107