White Rabbit accepting short story submissions for performance

White Rabbit are celebrating the 5th birthday of their successful story telling cabaret evening, ‘Are You Sitting Comfortably?’, with two new shows. The first of which has the theme ‘animals’ and will take place on the 13th September 2013 at the Toynbee Studios.

Writers are invited to submit short stories of no more than 1000 words inspired by the theme of animals.

How to apply: Submit stories to areyousittingcomfortably@live.com. Visit the website for more information.

Deadline: 6th September 2013

Source: Arts Council Newsletter

Opportunities Weekly Roundup: 26 July 2013

Our weekly round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).

Writers wanted for Tricycle Young Company (age 18-25) – Deadline: 31 July 2013

ARK Theatre seeking short plays for ‘Two by Two’ – Deadline: 31 July 2013

John Brabourne Awards (for disadvantaged writers) – Deadline: 31 July 2013

Aurora Theatre company seeks plays for The Global Age Project (entry fee) – Deadline: 31 July 2013

2013 Kudos/ Bush Initiative now accepting applications – Deadline: 1 August 2013

Tiny Dog Productions looking for short plays for Theatre Breaks Festival – Deadline: 1 August 2013

Old Vic Community Company seeking Writers on Attachment – Deadline: 5 August 2013

Alfred Fagon Award 2013 (writers of African or Carribbean heritage only) – Deadline: 8 August 2013

Short plays wanted for Lyric Lounge event (age 18-25) – Deadline: 8 August 2013

Pitch Your Play Masterclass at Theatre Royal Haymarket (age 17-30) – Deadline: 29 July 2013   9 August 2013

Yale Drama Series Competition 2013 – Deadline: 15 August 2013

Little Pieces of Gold seeking short plays for TRANSITIONS at the Park Theatre – Deadline: 15 August 2013

RSC Open Stages inviting applications from amateur companies – Deadline: 15 August 2013

HighTide seeking writers for Escalator Plays Development Scheme – Deadline: 31 August 2013

Goblin Baby seeking Children’s Play for production – Deadline: 31 August 2013

The Egg Theatre’s Leverhulme Arts Scholarships – Deadline: 2 September 2013

Alumnae Theatre accepting applications for New Ideas Festival 2014 (entry fee) – Deadline: 5 September 2013

The Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright Award – call for submissions from Artistic Directors – Deadline: 6 September 2013

BBC Community Theatre Scheme – Deadline: 16 September 2013

Tiny Plays London seeking submissions – Deadline: 15 October 2013

Adrian Pagan Award seeking script entries from *non-playwright* theatre professionals – Deadline: 31 October 2013

Tiny Plays London seeking submissions

 Two professional theatre practitioners will be producing an evening of Tiny Plays about London. They are looking for plays which are no more than four minutes long. They can be about anything which captures your imagination….
“living, working, commuting, dating, loving, hating, surviving, thriving, socialising and anything else besides! They could be your experiences, or your fantasies, fiction or non, happy or sad. Realistic or absurdist, Historic, current, or futuristic, scripted or just depicted without words. With singular or collective characters

They are happy to accept submissions from both established and first-time writers; .

Additional information: They are looking to put this production on in London in Spring 2014. All writers whose work is used will be contacted and credited.

How to apply: For more information, please contact hello@charlottebradford.co.uk or @TinyPlaysLondon

Deadline: 15 October 2013

Source: Arts Council Jobs Board

Opportunities Weekly Roundup: 19 July 2013

Our weekly round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).

BBC Theatre Fellowship Scheme – Deadline: 22 July 2013

Pitch Your Play Masterclass at Theatre Royal Haymarket (age 17-30) – Deadline: 29 July 2013

Writers wanted for Tricycle Young Company (age 18-25) – Deadline: 31 July 2013

ARK Theatre seeking short plays for ‘Two by Two’ – Deadline: 31 July 2013

John Brabourne Awards (for disadvantaged writers) – Deadline: 31 July 2013

Aurora Theatre company seeks plays for The Global Age Project (entry fee) – Deadline: 31 July 2013

2013 Kudos/ Bush Initiative now accepting applications – Deadline: 1 August 2013

Tiny Dog Productions looking for short plays for Theatre Breaks Festival – Deadline: 1 August 2013

Old Vic Community Company seeking Writers on Attachment – Deadline: 5 August 2013

Alfred Fagon Award 2013 (writers of African or Carribbean heritage only) – Deadline: 8 August 2013

Short plays wanted for Lyric Lounge event (age 18-25) – Deadline: 8 August 2013

Yale Drama Series Competition 2013 – Deadline: 15 August 2013

Little Pieces of Gold seeking short plays for TRANSITIONS at the Park Theatre – Deadline: 15 August 2013

RSC Open Stages inviting applications from amateur companies – Deadline: 15 August 2013

HighTide seeking writers for Escalator Plays Development Scheme – Deadline: 31 August 2013

Goblin Baby seeking Children’s Play for production – Deadline: 31 August 2013

The Egg Theatre’s Leverhulme Arts Scholarships – Deadline: 2 September 2013

Alumnae Theatre accepting applications for New Ideas Festival 2014 (entry fee) – Deadline: 5 September 2013

The Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright Award – call for submissions from Artistic Directors – Deadline: 6 September 2013

BBC Community Theatre Scheme – Deadline: 16 September 2013

Adrian Pagan Award seeking script entries from *non-playwright* theatre professionals – Deadline: 31 October 2013

Short plays wanted for Lyric Lounge event (age 18-25)

Last month, BackHere! Theatre Company won the Lyric lounge Producers brief. The company are now looking for writers to submit short plays or monologues for their Lyric Lounge event on Friday 23 August at the Lyric Hammersmith. Six writers will win this brief.

Their event is inspired by the We are the 99% movement and so they are searching for writers who are also inspired by this to submit either an extract from a full length play or a short piece/playlet to be performed on the night. Submissions can be existing text, or a new piece of work written just for this night.

BackHere! Theatre Company say: “We are calling a “people’s assembly” where all political, cultural, social beliefs and issues will be discussed. Do you feel like the powers that be do not listen? Are you the 99%, paying the price for 1% of top earners? If so then let’s occupy the Lyric Hammersmith with the issues that you want to discuss!”

Eligibility: Open to writers aged 18-25.

What to submit: Submissions must:

  • Be no longer than 15 minutes long;
  • Have no more than three characters;
  • Have minimal set and technical requirements;
  • Have a cast between aged between 16 and 30.

You will get the chance to have your work rehearsed and performed at the Lyric Hammersmith by professional actors. You will also receive two complimentary tickets for the final performance at the Lyric Hammersmith.

How to apply:  Applications are made through the Ideastap brief.  Note: You must have an Ideastap profile to submit.

Deadline: 8 August 2013 at 5pm

Source: Arts Council Newsletter

Old Vic Community Company seeking Writers on Attachment

The Old Vic Community Company are looking for five gutsy, fresh and bold new voices to join them as writers on attachment.  The opportunity is open to anyone aged 16 or over who has never had their work produced professionally before.

As part of its multi-award-winning community programme, Old Vic New Voices (OVNV) are looking for five fresh new voices to join THE OLD VIC COMMUNITY COMPANY as writers on attachment. Over three years, THE OLD VIC COMMUNITY COMPANY will connect individuals, activate their creativity and empower them with the skills to tackle social issues through theatre.

In Year One they are seeking to identify a group of writers who will be ‘on attachment’ to this company, work closely with the performers and develop new scripts with and for them. You will be given support from the director of THE OLD VIC COMMUNITY COMPANY, Alexander Ferris, and will work closely with professional writers to learn more about the craft.

For more information visit the Old Vic New Voices website.

Download the application form.

Deadline: Monday 5 August 2013 at 10am

Source: BBC Writersroom

Tiny Dog Productions looking for short plays for Theatre Breaks Festival

Submissions are now open for the 7th Theatre Breaks Festival of New writing, organised by Tiny Dog Productions.

Theatre Breaks is comprised of a series of new writing nights and will serve as a platform for theatre companies to perform their one act plays. Each show will run for no longer than 20 minutes and will be performed back to back for three consecutive nights. The festival will run from 27th-29th August at the Fiddler’s Elbow, Camden, London, NW5 3HS.

They are currently accepting submissions from practitioners who wish to participate and are looking for 6-8 productions in total. Be it a show in development, a short one act play or part of full-length completed production, all are welcome in the festival.

Guidelines:

– Successful companies/directors will be notified by 5th August 2013.

– There will be a mandatory meeting on the 12th August, 2013 at 7pm @ Fiddler’s Elbow for all successful applicants. One person (Director/Producer) must attend from each production.

– They can only accept one submission per writer/company/director.

– Plays must be no longer than 20 minutes.

– All submissions MUST be in English.

– The event is open to anyone, no previous experience necessary and we are looking for submissions from a diverse range of applicants.

– Tiny Dog Productions will provide the Performance venue – including basic lighting and sound, a technical operator if necessary, marketing and support to directors/companies within reason. ALL aspects of casting, rehearsal and direction will be the responsibility of the applicant.

– Directors/companies will be required to provide all set and costume.

For more information, visit the Tiny Dog Productions website.

How to apply: Please send submissions to: info@tinydogproductions.com.

Deadline: 1 August 2013 at 5pm

Source: BBC Writersroom

Pitch Your Play Masterclass at Theatre Royal Haymarket (age 17-30)

Pitch Your Play’ invites you to pitch to Masterclass. The successful candidate will be given space for 4 weeks at Masterclass HQ and access to the the Theatre Royal Haymarket stage for a week (Monday – Friday) in order to cast, rehearse and stage the reading, culminating in a Friday afternoon showcase performance.

The script must be a new, unpublished, piece of writing. This is an exclusive opportunity to showcase your work in a West End venue to an invited audience. This could be your chance to invite potential funders, financial producers and potential theatres to see your work or to just test your new piece of writing to an invited audience.

How it works:

Writers and Producers aged 17-30 can apply. Please note if you are a Producer pitching a new play, the author of the play will need to fall into the 17-30 age range. Please also note that all roles necessary, including the casting for the staged reading, will be filled through the Masterclass membership i.e all your cast will be aged 17-30.

How to apply/What to submit:

  1. A short synopsis of the play
  2. A hard copy of  your play*
  3. A cover letter explaining;
  • Why we should pick your play and why you want your play staged?
  • What you would hope this opportunity could offer you?
  • What your long term plans are for the play?
  • In an ideal world where you see the play being produced?

Please send your cover letter, synopsis and hard copy* of the play to:

GRACE STANILAND, THEATRE ROYAL HAYMARKET MASTERCLASS TRUST, 18 SUFFOLK STREET, LONDON, SW1Y 4HT

*Please note – electronic copies will not be accepted.

Deadline: 29 July 2013 at 5pm

UPDATED DEADLINE: 9 August 2013 at 5pm

Source: @Playwriting_UK

 

Goblin Baby seeking Children’s Play for production

Goblin Baby Theatre Company are currently looking for a children’s play, to be performed in December 2013. Ideally a maximum of 3/4 actors, 30 to 50 minutes, needs to have a positive lesson/moral and be lots of fun. Christmas theme would be great, but is not a must.

Target audience will be 5- to 10-year-olds. Whilst it is a broad range with children that age, they are ideally looking for something quite special that can appeal to children of different ages on different levels.

How to apply: Submissions can be made through the online form on their website.

Deadline: 31 August 2013 at 5pm

Source: PlaywritingUK Facebook

Writers wanted for Tricycle Young Company (age 18-25)

Around 20 writers will win the chance to develop their skills and the possibility of joining the Tricycle‘s Young Company.

How to apply:  Applications are made through Ideastap (which requires you to first set up a profile on the site).

What you get:  You’ll spend a week from 5-9 August working at the Tricycle with playwrights Evan Placey, Suhayla El-Bushra and Denton Chikura, developing new material that will be performed on 23 August.

Selected writers will be given £5 per day to cover their expenses.

Deadline: Wednesday 31 July 2013 at 5pm

Source: @Playwriting_UK