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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 23 June 2017

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

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Featured posts: Behind the Scenes at LPB: An Intern’s Inside Look

London Writers’ Week

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: LPB is recruiting!

Coming up with London Playwrights’ Blog:

LPB at London Writers’ Week: Making Your Own Work in the Digital Age: A Panel Discussion 

LPB at London Writers’ Week: Creative Inspiration 2.0: A Practical Workshop 

LPB at London Writers’ Week: Social Get-Together and Networking for Writers

From the Archive of our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear:  “I’m struggling to finish my first play, should I just give up?”

Opportunities with deadlines:

 

Hiive accepting short films for ‘short of the month’ – Deadline: 25 June 2017

Creative Future Literary Awards open for applications (poetry and flash fiction) – Deadline: 26 June 2017

Call out for writers interested in forming all female theatre company – Deadline: 26 June 2017

Future Film Labs (finance): panel and networking event with BFI & Hiive – Deadline: 27 June 2017

Artsdepot accepting submissions for Room Festival 2017 – Deadline: 27 June 2017

Artsdepot – applications invited for research & development residencies 2017 – Deadline: 27 June 2017

Les Enfants Terribles accepting applications for The Stepladder Award 2017 – Deadline: 27 June 2017

Theatrefullstop accepting submissions for carnival podcast – Deadline: 27 June 2017

Ismena Collective now auditioning young playwrights for exciting project – Deadline: 30 June 2017

Green Curtain Theatre accepting submissions for London Irish Play Festival 2017 – Deadline: 30 June 2017

US New Works of Merit seeks scripts of social significance ($25 fee, $300 prize/professional reading) – Deadline: 30 June 2017

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

New Wimbledon Theatre seeking new plays for Young Actors Company – Deadline: 30 June 2017

Pint-Sized seeking 10-15 minute pieces (£75 payment for performance) – Deadline: 1 July 2017

Lager Magazine (online) seeking submissions – Deadline: 1 July 2017

School For Poets seeking writers and educators (paid) – Deadline: 1 July 2017

Alleyway Theatre seeks musicals/plays in memory of Maxim Mazumda for New York premiere – Deadline: 1 July 2017

Dionysian magazine accepting shorts from female-identifying playwrights – Deadline 1 July 2017

Hampstead Theatre launches Inspire: The Next Playwright Programme (age 18-25, £200 bursary) – Deadline: 2 July 2017 at midnight

The Salon Collective calls for playwrights to partner on ACE funding – Deadline: 2 July 2017

Poole Museum seeking writer in residence (paid) – Deadline: 3 July 2017

Reframed summer script call for short films, sketches and web series – Deadline: 4 July 2017

Verity Bargate Award 2017 – Deadline: 5 July 2017 at 12pm

Whitworth Young Contemporaries seeking artists/writers interested in South Asian Arts (paid) – Deadline: 7 July 2017

G64 Festival running ‘Truth or Dare Festival’ competitions for playwrights age 4-18 – Deadline: 10 July 2017

Penguin Random House accepting submissions for WriteNow scheme – Deadline: 16 July 2017

Hijabi Monologues seeking true stories for performance at Bush Theatre (Muslim women writers) – Deadline: 17 July 2017 at 12 noon

Yellow Earth Theatre seeking new writing for Typhoon 2017 showcase (East Asian Writers) – Deadline: 28 July 2017

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

Yale Drama Series Competition 2018 – Deadline: 15 August 2017

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

Miscellany Theatre Productions seeking love stories for My Irish Love Song project – Deadline: August (exact date TBC)

Soundwork call out for 15 minute monologues (Production and placement on website) – Deadline: 31 August 2017

Barnes Film Festival short film competition (under 25’s, entry £10) – Deadline: 1 September 2017

Red Dragonfly new playwriting competition 2017 open for submissions – Deadline: 1 October 2017

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

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

Events and workshops:

National Theatre: Tony Kushner on Angels in America – 30 June 2017

The Writers Club open for applications for July 2017 sessions (£75 a term) – no specified deadline/ sessions begin in July 2017

London Writers’ Week 2017 – starts 3 July 2017

LPB at London Writers’ Week: Making Your Own Work in the Digital Age: A Panel Discussion  -8 July 2017 3pm-4.30pm

LPB at London Writers’ Week: Creative Inspiration 2.0: A Practical Workshop  -8 July 2015 5pm – 7pm

LPB at London Writers’ Week: Social Get-Together and Networking for Writers -8 July 2017 7pm-9pm

The John Retallack Playwriting Course (Oxford, £2500) – Deadline: 31 July 2017

The Scenic Route presents ‘Creating Theatre, an Intensive Lab'(£195/£210 cost) – Starts 21 August 2017

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:

Ugly Duck offering cheap rehearsal space in Docklands – next few months for Edinburgh Fringe

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines

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

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 16 June 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!

Featured posts: Want to work with LPB? We’re recruiting!

Behind the Scenes at LPB: An Intern’s Inside Look

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week:  London Writers’ Week 2017

Coming up with London Playwrights’ Blog:

LPB at London Writers’ Week: Making Your Own Work in the Digital Age: A Panel Discussion 

LPB at London Writers’ Week: Creative Inspiration 2.0: A Practical Workshop 

LPB at London Writers’ Week: Social Get-Together and Networking for Writers

From the Archive of our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear:  “I’m struggling to finish my first play, should I just give up?”

Opportunities with deadlines:

Threadbare Theatre’s playwriting competition seeking a play set in a pub – Deadline: 16 June 2017

The Comedy Crowd seeking short comedy videos for showcase (chorts) – Deadline: 16 June 2017

Talawa seeking applications for four-week TYPT Programme (Black British artists, age 18-25) – Deadline: 17 June 2017 at 6pm

Stitchin’ Fiction seeking submissions for scratch night – Deadline: 18 June 2017

Development Lab at Lyric Hammersmith – Deadline: 18 June 2017 at midnight

Ditchling Museum seeking writer in residence (paid) – Deadline: 19 June 2017

Lancaster Words Festival short film competition open for entries (under 25’s) – Deadline: 19 June 2017

The Write Network seeking writers for Page to Stage Project (London writers, £65 fee) – none posted but first session takes place on 21 June 2017

Onstage/Offstage seeking 10-15 minute plays on ‘resisting’ for podcast (USA) – Deadline: 21 June 2017 11.59pm EST

Hiive accepting short films for ‘short of the month’ – Deadline: 25 June 2017

Creative Future Literary Awards open for applications (poetry and flash fiction) – Deadline: 26 June 2017

Future Film Labs (finance): panel and networking event with BFI & Hiive – Deadline: 27 June 2017

Les Enfants Terribles accepting applications for The Stepladder Award 2017 – Deadline: 27 June 2017

Theatrefullstop accepting submissions for carnival podcast – Deadline: 27 June 2017

Ismena Collective now auditioning young playwrights for exciting project – Deadline: 30 June 2017

Green Curtain Theatre accepting submissions for London Irish Play Festival 2017 – Deadline: 30 June 2017

US New Works of Merit seeks scripts of social significance ($25 fee, $300 prize/professional reading) – Deadline: 30 June 2017

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

Pint-Sized seeking 10-15 minute pieces (£75 payment for performance) – Deadline: 1 July 2017

School For Poets seeking writers and educators (paid) – Deadline: 1 July 2017

Alleyway Theatre seeks musicals/plays in memory of Maxim Mazumda for New York premiere – Deadline: 1 July 2017

Dionysian magazine accepting shorts from female-identifying playwrights – Deadline 1 July 2017

Hampstead Theatre launches Inspire: The Next Playwright Programme (age 18-25, £200 bursary) – Deadline: 2 July 2017 at midnight

The Salon Collective calls for playwrights to partner on ACE funding – Deadline: 2 July 2017

Reframed summer script call for short films, sketches and web series – Deadline: 4 July 2017

Verity Bargate Award 2017 – Deadline: 5 July 2017 at 12pm

G64 Festival running ‘Truth or Dare Festival’ competitions for playwrights age 4-18 – Deadline: 10 July 2017

Penguin Random House accepting submissions for WriteNow scheme – Deadline: 16 July 2017

Hijabi Monologues seeking true stories for performance at Bush Theatre (Muslim women writers) – Deadline: 17 July 2017 at 12 noon

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

Yale Drama Series Competition 2018 – Deadline: 15 August 2017

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

Miscellany Theatre Productions seeking love stories for My Irish Love Song project – Deadline: August (exact date TBC)

Soundwork call out for 15 minute monologues (Production and placement on website) – Deadline: 31 August 2017

Barnes Film Festival short film competition (under 25’s, entry £10) – Deadline: 1 September 2017

Red Dragonfly new playwriting competition 2017 open for submissions – Deadline: 1 October 2017

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

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

Events and workshops:

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

The Writers Club open for applications for July 2017 sessions (£75 a term) – no specified deadline/ sessions begin in July 2017

London Writers’ Week 2017 – starts 3 July 2017

LPB at London Writers’ Week: Making Your Own Work in the Digital Age: A Panel Discussion  -8 July 2017 3pm-4.30pm

LPB at London Writers’ Week: Creative Inspiration 2.0: A Practical Workshop  -8 July 2015 5pm – 7pm

LPB at London Writers’ Week: Social Get-Together and Networking for Writers -8 July 2017 7pm-9pm

The John Retallack Playwriting Course (Oxford, £2500) – Deadline: 31 July 2017

The Scenic Route presents ‘Creating Theatre, an Intensive Lab'(£195/£210 cost) – Starts 21 August 2017

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:

Call out for writers interested in forming all female theatre company – Deadline: none posted

Ugly Duck offering cheap rehearsal space in Docklands – next few months for Edinburgh Fringe

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines

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

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 9 June 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: Full Circle Theatre launch new online radio playwriting festival for 2017

From the Archive of our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear:  “I’m struggling to finish my first play, should I just give up?”

Opportunities with deadlines:

Hollyoaks seeking Storyliner (experience required) – Deadline: 9 June 2017

Fright Shorts: BBC Northern Ireland seeking comedy shorts with a Halloween theme – Deadline: 12 June 2017

BBC Comedy Commissioning: The Felix Dexter Bursary (BAME writers only) – Deadline: 12 June 2017 at 5pm

Threadbare Theatre’s playwriting competition seeking a play set in a pub – Deadline: 16 June 2017

Talawa seeking applications for four-week TYPT Programme (Black British artists, age 18-25) – Deadline: 17 June 2017 at 6pm

Stitchin’ Fiction seeking submissions for scratch night – Deadline: 18 June 2017

Development Lab at Lyric Hammersmith – Deadline: 18 June 2017 at midnight

Ditchling Museum seeking writer in residence (paid) – Deadline: 19 June 2017

Lancaster Words Festival short film competition open for entries (under 25’s) – Deadline: 19 June 2017

Onstage/Offstage seeking 10-15 minute plays on ‘resisting’ for podcast (USA) – Deadline: 21 June 2017 11.59pm EST

Creative Future Literary Awards open for applications (poetry and flash fiction) – Deadline: 26 June 2017

Theatrefullstop accepting submissions for carnival podcast – Deadline: 27 June 2017

Ismena Collective now auditioning young playwrights for exciting project – Deadline: 30 June 2017

Green Curtain Theatre accepting submissions for London Irish Play Festival 2017 – Deadline: 30 June 2017

US New Works of Merit seeks scripts of social significance ($25 fee, $300 prize/professional reading) – Deadline: 30 June 2017

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

Pint-Sized seeking 10-15 minute pieces (£75 payment for performance) – Deadline: 1 July 2017

School For Poets seeking writers and educators (paid) – Deadline: 1 July 2017

Alleyway Theatre seeks musicals/plays in memory of Maxim Mazumda for New York premiere – Deadline: 1 July 2017

Dionysian magazine accepting shorts from female-identifying playwrights – Deadline 1 July 2017

Hampstead Theatre launches Inspire: The Next Playwright Programme (age 18-25, £200 bursary) – Deadline: 2 July 2017 at midnight

Verity Bargate Award 2017 – Deadline: 5 July 2017 at 12pm

G64 Festival running ‘Truth or Dare Festival’ competitions for playwrights age 4-18 – Deadline: 10 July 2017

Hijabi Monologues seeking true stories for performance at Bush Theatre (Muslim women writers) – Deadline: 17 July 2017 at 12 noon

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

Yale Drama Series Competition 2018 – Deadline: 15 August 2017

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

Miscellany Theatre Productions seeking love stories for My Irish Love Song project – Deadline: August (exact date TBC)

Soundwork call out for 15 minute monologues (Production and placement on website) – Deadline: 31 August 2017

Red Dragonfly new playwriting competition 2017 open for submissions – Deadline: 1 October 2017

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

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

Events and workshops:

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

Free writing workshop with Papatango winner Dawn King – Saturday 13 May 2017 and 27 May.

Bruntwood Prize 2017’s free online workshop programme –  20 and 24 May 2017

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

‘Meet the Playwrights’ event with Writer’s Guild of Great Britain (£10/£5 concessions/£0 members)– 12 June 2017 8pm-10pm

Hijabi Monologues Drop-In Session at Bush Theatre – 13 June 2017 10am- 7pm

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

The Writers Club open for applications for July 2017 sessions (£75 a term) – no specified deadline/ sessions begin in July 2017

The John Retallack Playwriting Course (Oxford, £2500) – Deadline: 31 July 2017

The Scenic Route presents ‘Creating Theatre, an Intensive Lab'(£195/£210 cost) – Starts 21 August 2017

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:

Ugly Duck offering cheap rehearsal space in Docklands – next few months for Edinburgh Fringe

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines

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

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 2 June 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: Full Circle Theatre launch new online radio playwriting festival for 2017

From the Archive of our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear:  “I’m struggling to finish my first play, should I just give up?”

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper – Deadline: Various throughout May

Comedians Theatre Company call for duologues for Edinburgh slot Deadline: 26 May 2017

The After School Club looking for plays with young female protagonist for production – Deadline: 28 May 2017

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

Royal Court Introduction to Playwriting Group open for applications – Deadline: 30 May 2017

Little Fish Theatre seeks shorts for Pick of the Vine competition ($50 payment/production) – Deadline: 31 May 2017

Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation seek LGBT historically inspired work ($500-3,000 prize) Deadline: 31 May 31, 2017

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

Nick Darke Award 2017 (£2000 prize) – Deadline: 31 May 2017

Leytonstone Itch seeks 5-10 minute play for summer festival (£50 prize) – Deadline: 31 May 2017

Papatango Resident Playwright 2017 (£2000 seed commission) – Deadline:  1 June 2017 (submissions open on 22 May 2017)

Writers Avenue Theatre seeking plays for ‘The Gossip’ (18-30 year olds) – Deadline: 1 June 2017

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

LGBQT Arts Review seeking new work for ‘Raising our Voices’ – Deadline: 5 June 2017

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

Hollyoaks seeking Storyliner (experience required) – Deadline: 9 June 2017

Fright Shorts: BBC Northern Ireland seeking comedy shorts with a Halloween theme – Deadline: 12 June 2017

BBC Comedy Commissioning: The Felix Dexter Bursary (BAME writers only) – Deadline: 12 June 2017 at 5pm

Threadbare Theatre’s playwriting competition seeking a play set in a pub – Deadline: 16 June 2017

Stitchin’ Fiction seeking submissions for scratch night – Deadline: 18 June 2017

Ditchling Museum seeking writer in residence (paid) – Deadline: 19 June 2017

Lancaster Words Festival short film competition open for entries (under 25’s) – Deadline: 19 June 2017

Creative Future Literary Awards open for applications (poetry and flash fiction) – Deadline: 26 June 2017

Theatrefullstop accepting submissions for carnival podcast – Deadline: 27 June 2017

Ismena Collective now auditioning young playwrights for exciting project – Deadline: 30 June 2017

Green Curtain Theatre accepting submissions for London Irish Play Festival 2017 – Deadline: 30 June 2017

US New Works of Merit seeks scripts of social significance ($25 fee, $300 prize/professional reading) – Deadline: 30 June 2017

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

Pint-Sized seeking 10-15 minute pieces (£75 payment for performance) – Deadline: 1 July 2017

School For Poets seeking writers and educators (paid) – Deadline: 1 July 2017

Alleyway Theatre seeks musicals/plays in memory of Maxim Mazumda for New York premiere – Deadline: 1 July 2017

Dionysian magazine accepting shorts from female-identifying playwrights – Deadline 1 July 2017

Hampstead Theatre launches Inspire: The Next Playwright Programme (age 18-25, £200 bursary) – Deadline: 2 July 2017 at midnight

Verity Bargate Award 2017 – Deadline: 5 July 2017 at 12pm

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

Miscellany Theatre Productions seeking love stories for My Irish Love Song project – Deadline: August (exact date TBC)

Soundwork call out for 15 minute monologues (Production and placement on website) – Deadline: 31 August 2017

Red Dragonfly new playwriting competition 2017 open for submissions – Deadline: 1 October 2017

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

Events and workshops:

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

Free writing workshop with Papatango winner Dawn King – Saturday 13 May 2017 and 27 May.

Bruntwood Prize 2017’s free online workshop programme –  20 and 24 May 2017

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)

The Writers Club open for applications for July 2017 sessions (£75 a term) – no specified deadline/ sessions begin in July 2017

The John Retallack Playwriting Course (Oxford, £2500) – Deadline: 31 July 2017

The Scenic Route presents ‘Creating Theatre, an Intensive Lab'(£195/£210 cost) – Starts 21 August 2017

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:

Ugly Duck offering cheap rehearsal space in Docklands – next few months for Edinburgh Fringe

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines

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

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 26 May 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: Threadbare Theatre’s Playwriting Competition seeking plays set in a pub

From the Archive of our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear:  “I’m struggling to finish my first play, should I just give up?”

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper – Deadline: Various throughout May

Comedians Theatre Company call for duologues for Edinburgh slot Deadline: 26 May 2017

The After School Club looking for plays with young female protagonist for production – Deadline: 28 May 2017

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

Royal Court Introduction to Playwriting Group open for applications – Deadline: 30 May 2017

Little Fish Theatre seeks shorts for Pick of the Vine competition ($50 payment/production) – Deadline: 31 May 2017

Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation seek LGBT historically inspired work ($500-3,000 prize) Deadline: 31 May 31, 2017

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

Nick Darke Award 2017 (£2000 prize) – Deadline: 31 May 2017

Leytonstone Itch seeks 5-10 minute play for summer festival (£50 prize) – Deadline: 31 May 2017

Papatango Resident Playwright 2017 (£2000 seed commission) – Deadline:  1 June 2017 (submissions open on 22 May 2017)

Writers Avenue Theatre seeking plays for ‘The Gossip’ (18-30 year olds) – Deadline: 1 June 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

Fright Shorts: BBC Northern Ireland seeking comedy shorts with a Halloween theme – Deadline: 12 June 2017

BBC Comedy Commissioning: The Felix Dexter Bursary (BAME writers only) – Deadline: 12 June 2017 at 5pm

Threadbare Theatre’s playwriting competition seeking a play set in a pub – Deadline: 16 June 2017

Ditchling Museum seeking writer in residence (paid) – Deadline: 19 June 2017

Creative Future Literary Awards open for applications (poetry and flash fiction) – Deadline: 26 June 2017

Theatrefullstop accepting submissions for carnival podcast – Deadline: 27 June 2017

Ismena Collective now auditioning young playwrights for exciting project – Deadline: 30 June 2017

Green Curtain Theatre accepting submissions for London Irish Play Festival 2017 – Deadline: 30 June 2017

US New Works of Merit seeks scripts of social significance ($25 fee, $300 prize/professional reading) – Deadline: 30 June 2017

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

Alleyway Theatre seeks musicals/plays in memory of Maxim Mazumda for New York premiere – Deadline: 1 July 2017

Dionysian magazine accepting shorts from female-identifying playwrights – Deadline 1 July 2017

Verity Bargate Award 2017 – Deadline: 5 July 2017 at 12pm

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

Miscellany Theatre Productions seeking love stories for My Irish Love Song project – Deadline: August (exact date TBC)

Soundwork call out for 15 minute monologues (Production and placement on website) – Deadline: 31 August 2017

Events and workshops:

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

Free writing workshop with Papatango winner Dawn King – Saturday 13 May 2017 and 27 May.

Bruntwood Prize 2017’s free online workshop programme –  20 and 24 May 2017

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)

The Writers Club open for applications for July 2017 sessions (£75 a term) – no specified deadline/ sessions begin in July 2017

The John Retallack Playwriting Course (Oxford, £2500) – Deadline: 31 July 2017

The Scenic Route presents ‘Creating Theatre, an Intensive Lab'(£195/£210 cost) – Starts 21 August 2017

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:

Ugly Duck offering cheap rehearsal space in Docklands – next few months for Edinburgh Fringe

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines

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

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 19 May 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: Opportunities – After School Club looking for plays with young female protagonists for production

From the Archive of our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear:  “I’m struggling to finish my first play, should I just give up?”

Opportunities with deadlines:

 

Play Submissions Helper – Deadline: Various throughout May

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

Rich Creative seeking stories about the body for feminist scratch night – Deadline: 20 May 2017 at 12 noon

Deaf Explorer seeking writer for dance project (paid) – Deadline: 24 May 2017

Comedians Theatre Company call for duologues for Edinburgh slot Deadline: 26 May 2017

The After School Club looking for plays with young female protagonist for production – Deadline: 28 May 2017

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

Royal Court Introduction to Playwriting Group open for applications – Deadline: 30 May 2017

Little Fish Theatre seeks shorts for Pick of the Vine competition ($50 payment/production) – Deadline: 31 May 2017

Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation seek LGBT historically inspired work ($500-3,000 prize) Deadline: 31 May 31, 2017

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

Nick Darke Award 2017 (£2000 prize) – Deadline: 31 May 2017

BBC Northern Ireland seeking comedy shorts with a Halloween theme (opens end of May)

Papatango Resident Playwright 2017 (£2000 seed commission) – Deadline:  1 June 2017 (submissions open on 22 May 2017)

Writers Avenue Theatre seeking plays for ‘The Gossip’ (18-30 year olds) – Deadline: 1 June 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

Threadbare Theatre’s playwriting competition seeking a play set in a pub – Deadline: 16 June 2017

Creative Future Literary Awards open for applications (poetry and flash fiction) – Deadline: 26 June 2017

Theatrefullstop accepting submissions for carnival podcast – Deadline: 27 June 2017

Ismena Collective now auditioning young playwrights for exciting project – Deadline: 30 June 2017

Green Curtain Theatre accepting submissions for London Irish Play Festival 2017 – Deadline: 30 June 2017

US New Works of Merit seeks scripts of social significance ($25 fee, $300 prize/professional reading) – Deadline: 30 June 2017

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

Alleyway Theatre seeks musicals/plays in memory of Maxim Mazumda for New York premiere – Deadline: 1 July 2017

Dionysian magazine accepting shorts from female-identifying playwrights – Deadline 1 July 2017

Verity Bargate Award 2017 – Deadline: 5 July 2017 at 12pm

Leytonstone Itch seeks 5-10 minute play for summer festival (£50 prize) – Deadline: None specified but the performance takes place on 15 July 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

Miscellany Theatre Productions seeking love stories for My Irish Love Song project – Deadline: August (exact date TBC)

Soundwork call out for 15 minute monologues (Production and placement on website) – Deadline: 31 August 2017

Events and workshops:

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

Free writing workshop with Papatango winner Dawn King – Saturday 13 May 2017 and 27 May.

Bruntwood Prize 2017’s free online workshop programme –  20 and 24 May 2017

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)

The Writers Club open for applications for July 2017 sessions (£75 a term) – no specified deadline/ sessions begin in July 2017

The Scenic Route presents ‘Creating Theatre, an Intensive Lab'(£195/£210 cost) – Starts 21 August 2017

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:

Ugly Duck offering cheap rehearsal space in Docklands – next few months for Edinburgh Fringe

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines

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

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 12 May 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: Opportunities – Pick of the Week: Submissions open for The Director’s Club showcase ‘Nothing to Declare’ 

From the Archive of our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear:  “I’m struggling to finish my first play, should I just give up?”

Opportunities with deadlines:

The Writers Club open for applications for July 2017 sessions (£75 a term) – no specified deadline

Ugly Duck offering cheap rehearsal space in Docklands – next few months for Edinburgh Fringe

Play Submissions Helper – Deadline: Various throughout May

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

Actors Temple Studio seeks new writers for workshop – Deadline: Monday 15 May 2017

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

British Council seeks migrant writers for ‘Imagine 2037’ festival -Deadline: 18 May 2017

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

Comedians Theatre Company call for duologues for Edinburgh slot Deadline: 26 May 2017

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

Little Fish Theatre seeks shorts for Pick of the Vine competition ($50 payment/production) – Deadline: 31 May 2017

Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation seek LGBT historically inspired work ($500-3,000 prize) Deadline: 31 May 31, 2017

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

Nick Darke Award 2017 (£2000 prize) – Deadline: 31 May 2017

BBC Northern Ireland seeking comedy shorts with a Halloween theme (opens end of May)

Papatango Resident Playwright 2017 (£2000 seed commission) – Deadline:  1 June 2017 (submissions open on 22 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

Threadbare Theatre’s playwriting competition seeking a play set in a pub – Deadline: 16 June 2017

US New Works of Merit seeks scripts of social significance ($25 fee, $300 prize/professional reading) – Deadline 30 June 30, 2017

Alleyway Theatre seeks musicals/plays in memory of Maxim Mazumda for New York premiere – Deadline: 1 July 2017

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

Dionysian magazine accepting shorts from female-identifying playwrights – Deadline 1 July 2017

Verity Bargate Award 2017 – Deadline: 5 July 2017 at 12pm

Leytonstone Itch seeks 5-10 minute play for summer festival (£50 prize) – Deadline: None specified but the performance takes place on 15 July 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

Soundwork call out for 15 minute monologues (Production and placement on website) – Deadline: 31 August 2017

Events and workshops:

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

Free writing workshop with Papatango winner Dawn King – Saturday 13 May 2017 and 27 May.

Bruntwood Prize 2017’s free online workshop programme –  20 and 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

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:

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines

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: 5 May 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: Opportunities – Actor Awareness seeks scratch night shorts on race, religion, culture (paid opportunity)

From the Archive of our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear:  Am I too old to become a playwright?

Opportunities with deadlines:

The Writers Club open for applications for July 2017 sessions (£75 a term) – no specified deadline

Ugly Duck offering cheap rehearsal space in Docklands – next few months for Edinburgh Fringe

Play Submissions Helper – Deadline: Various throughout May

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

Bigger Fish Theatre trawls for 10-20 minute plays for performance – Deadline: Sunday 7 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

Small But Mighty Productions call for submissions [LGBTQIA-welcoming] – Deadline: 8 May  2017

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

Itch and scratch seeks submissions for audio plays project – Deadline: 8 May 2017

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

Comedians Theatre Company call for duologues for Edinburgh slot Deadline: 26 May 2017

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

Little Fish Theatre seeks shorts for Pick of the Vine competition ($50 payment/production) – Deadline: 31 May 2017

Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation seek LGBT historically inspired work ($500-3,000 prize) Deadline: 31 May 31, 2017

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

Nick Darke Award 2017 (£2000 prize) – Deadline: 31 May 2017

Papatango Resident Playwright 2017 (£2000 seed commission) – Deadline:  1 June 2017 (submissions open on 22 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

Threadbare Theatre’s playwriting competition seeking a play set in a pub – Deadline: 16 June 2017

US New Works of Merit seeks scripts of social significance ($25 fee, $300 prize/professional reading) – Deadline 30 June 30, 2017

Alleyway Theatre seeks musicals/plays in memory of Maxim Mazumda for New York premiere – Deadline: 1 July 2017

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

Verity Bargate Award 2017 – Deadline: 5 July 2017 at 12pm

Leytonstone Itch seeks 5-10 minute play for summer festival (£50 prize) – Deadline: None specified but the performance takes place on 15 July 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

Soundwork call out for 15 minute monologues (Production and placement on website) – Deadline: 31 August 2017

Events and workshops:

Verity Bargate Award workshops – London workshops from 15 April-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

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:

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines

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: 28 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: Opportunities – Papatango Resident Playwright 2017 (£2000 seed commission)

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

Opportunities with deadlines:

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: 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

Play Submissions Helper – Deadline: Various throughout May

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

Bigger Fish Theatre trawls for 10-20 minute plays for performance – Deadline: Sunday 7 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

Small But Mighty Productions call for submissions [LGBTQIA-welcoming] – Deadline: 8 May  2017

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

Itch and scratch seeks submissions for audio plays project – Deadline: 8 May 2017

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

Comedians Theatre Company call for duologues for Edinburgh slot Deadline: 26 May 2017

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: 31 May 2017

Nick Darke Award 2017 (£2000 prize) – Deadline: 31 May 2017

Papatango Resident Playwright 2017 (£2000 seed commission) – Deadline:  1 June 2017 (submissions open on 22 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

Threadbare Theatre’s playwriting competition seeking a play set in a pub – Deadline: 16 June 2017

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

Verity Bargate Award 2017 – Deadline: 5 July 2017 at 12pm

Leytonstone Itch seeks 5-10 minute play for summer festival (£50 prize) – Deadline: None specified but the performance takes place on 15 July 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 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:

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines

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: 21 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!

**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