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.


– 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:


*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