Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 30 August 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).

Greenhorn Short Film Festival 2013 accepting submissions for script consultations – Deadline: not specified, limited places so submit early.

Staff Writer required for popular broadcast channel – Deadline: not specified

Carabosse seeking new short plays for pub theatre night – Deadline: 31 August 2013

Funny Women Comedy Writing Awards (women writers only) – Deadline: 31 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

Bedouin Shakespeare Company seeking scripts – Deadline:  No deadline published 1 September 2013

Write on Tap accepting submissions of short plays – Deadline: 1 September 2013

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

Bridge Arts inviting writers to submit ideas/ scenes – Deadline: 4 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

White Rabbit accepting short story submissions for performance – Deadline: 6 September 2013

Lyric Hammersmith Writers Programme inviting applications (ages 18-25) – Deadline: 9 September 2013

Chichester Young Playwrights (age 16-25) – Deadline: 9 September 2013

Ofgem looking for a Writer/ Editor – Deadline: 9 September 2013

Radio 4 sketch series 2525 seeking submissions – Deadline: 13 September 2013

The Roundhouse accepting proposals for spoken word/ theatre shows – Deadline: 13 September 2013 at 5pm

Greenhorn Short Film Festival accepting short film submissions – Deadline: 15 September 2013

BBC Community Theatre Scheme – Deadline: 16 September 2013

Southend Playwriting Festival accepting submissions for 2014 season – Deadline: 30 September 2013

HighTide 2015 accepting submissions via IdeasTap – Deadline: 30 September 2013 at 5pm

Hampstead Theatre submissions cut-off – Deadline: 1 October 2013

Call out for submissions for Quarterhouse Theatre Scratch Nights – Deadline 2 October 2013 at 12 noon

Almost Random Theatre seeking short plays (entry fee) – Deadline: 10 October 2013

International Student Playwriting Competition (age 16-25, open to non-students) – Deadline: 11 October 2013

Tiny Plays London seeking submissions – Deadline: 15 October 2013

Lost Theatre accepting submissions of 5 minute plays – Deadline: 20 October 2013

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

Almost Random Theatre seeking short plays (entry fee) – Deadline: 10 November 2013

Bridge Arts inviting writers to submit ideas/ scenes

 

 

Bridge Arts are looking for writers for their next project. The project will look at love in the 21st century : what happens if you’re the only one out of your mates to not have a girlfriend?  Does internet dating really work? Is stalking an ex on Facebook taking up most of your time? They want to create stories about how love, and the age-old problem of finding it, have changed in the 21st century. Selected scenes and ideas will receive a workshop and the best three stories will be produced at a Central London Theatre (venue TBC).

How to apply: If you have an idea inspired by this theme, email info@bridgearts.co.uk for more details about the project.

Deadline: Wednesday 4 September 2013.

Source: Playwriting UK (Twitter).

Lost Theatre accepting submissions of 5 minute plays

Lost Theatre is accepting submissions for their Five Minute Festival. During the festival, ten companies per night will battle it out with 5 minute plays designed to entertain a sell-out live audience, an industry panel and online viewers. Ten companies will make it to the Grand final and there can only be one winner!

They are looking for emerging playwrights, poets, spoken word artists, comedians, actors who write their own material and physical performers who have something interesting to say. All submissions must be under 5 minutes in length, they must have a narrative thread, no more than 4 cast members and at least either the writer, director or cast must be under 27 years old. They will offer selected companies a five minute slot in the festival for performance so writers will need to assemble a company including cast and a director.

Additional information: There is an entry fee of £10 for this competition which is payable if your company is offered a slot for performance. In addition to this, companies must provide a £50 guarantee cheque which will be returned once the performance has taken place, this is to ensure that once companies accept a slot, they are unlikely to withdraw.
How to apply: Visit the website for a full list of rules and an application form.
Deadline: 20 October 2013.
Source: IdeasTap website.

HighTide 2015 accepting submissions via IdeasTap

HighTide are accepting submissions from IdeasTap members for their 2015 festival. Two selected writers will have their plays staged at the festival and will also receive a research and development week in 2014 with Steven Atkinson, HighTide Artistic Director, culminating in a readthrough of their play at IdeasTap.  HighTide are looking for new, previously unproduced, full length plays. They accept scripts in English from writers around the world, aged 16 and over.

How to apply: Visit the IdeasTap website, where you’ll be given the opportunity to upload your play (you will also be able to sign up to IdeasTap, if you’re not already a member).

Additional information: If you are considering applying, free online advice will be available at the ‘Submit a Play to HighTide 2015 Application Advice Online Forum’ on IdeasTap from 1pm to 2pm on 11 September 2013.

Deadline: Monday 30 September 2013 at 5pm.

Source: IdeasTap website.

Ofgem looking for a Writer/ Editor

 

*This opportunity is not related to playwriting but it’s an interesting one!*

Ofgem are looking for an experienced Writer/Editor to work with the Head of the Great Written Communication Programme. The chosen candidate will be working to promote great writing throughout Ofgem by assisting stakeholders to plan, draft and revise their writing. In addition to this, the writer will also work within the Digital Communications team to create user-friendly web content, suggest improvements to publishing processes and deliver training to staff throughout the organisation. They are looking for a talented writer who has experience in drafting and editing content for different audiences, who truly loves language and has an infectious enthusiasm for great writing.

How to apply:  visit the Guardian Jobs Website  for full details and a link to the application form.

Salary: £31,500 – £38,600 per year.

Closing date: 9th September 2013.

Source: Guardian Jobs Website.

 

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 23 August 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).

Greenhorn Short Film Festival 2013 accepting submissions for script consultations – Deadline: not specified, limited places so submit early.

Staff Writer required for popular broadcast channel – Deadline: not specified

Soho Theatre Writers Lab inviting applications (age 16-26) – Deadline: 23 August  2013 at 2pm

Call for creative pieces about asylum and deportation – Deadline: 26 August 2013

Kibo Productions looking for plays inspired by human rights issues – Deadline: 26 August at 12 noon

Carabosse seeking new short plays for pub theatre night – Deadline: 31 August 2013

Funny Women Comedy Writing Awards (women writers only) – Deadline: 31 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

Bedouin Shakespeare Company seeking scripts – Deadline:  No deadline published 1 September 2013

Write on Tap accepting submissions of short plays – Deadline: 1 September 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

White Rabbit accepting short story submissions for performance – Deadline: 6 September 2013

Lyric Hammersmith Writers Programme inviting applications (ages 18-25) – Deadline: 9 September 2013

Chichester Young Playwrights (age 16-25) – Deadline: 9 September 2013

Radio 4 sketch series 2525 seeking submissions – Deadline: 13 September 2013

The Roundhouse accepting proposals for spoken word/ theatre shows – Deadline: 13 September 2013 at 5pm

Greenhorn Short Film Festival accepting short film submissions – Deadline: 15 September 2013

BBC Community Theatre Scheme – Deadline: 16 September 2013

Southend Playwriting Festival accepting submissions for 2014 season – Deadline: 30 September 2013

Hampstead Theatre submissions cut-off – Deadline: 1 October 2013

Call out for submissions for Quarterhouse Theatre Scratch Nights – Deadline 2 October 2013 at 12 noon

Almost Random Theatre seeking short plays (entry fee) – Deadline: 10 October 2013

International Student Playwriting Competition (age 16-25, open to non-students) – Deadline: 11 October 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

Almost Random Theatre seeking short plays (entry fee) – Deadline: 10 November 2013

 

Kibo Productions looking for plays inspired by human rights issues

‘Love, Hate and Human Rights’ is a theatrical response to Russian Article 6.21 and other human rights concerns worldwide. They are looking for 20 minute plays that are inspired by current human rights issues; plays that ask questions and foster debate rather than verbatim pieces or those which directly re-tell what is being reported in the media. Whilst humour is encouraged, the vilification of any particular country is not. Shorter plays and plays from first time and international writers will also be considered.

Plays should have five actors or less and can take place in any time or place but props and set must be kept to a minimum.

Performances will take place at Barons Court Theatre, London – 17th -22nd September 2013.

How to submit: Please send submissions to writers@kiboproductions.com.

Deadline: 26th August at 12 noon.

Source: Playwriting UK Facebook page.

Carabosse seeking new short plays for pub theatre night

Carabosse theatre company, based in Milton Keynes, have now opened their August 2013 submission window. They are looking for new plays of between 5 and 20 minutes in length to be performed as part of a pub theatre night this November. They accept self contained pieces, scenes from longer plays or ‘works in progress’ from writers based anywhere in the UK.

Additional information – Carabosse cannot accept work that is:

  • sent by post
  • without a cover sheet
  • Incorrect length for particular submission window
  • previously produced
  • from writers from outside of the UK and Ireland

How to apply: email scripts to carabosse.theatre@gmail.com – please include a separate A4 cover sheet with a mini biog and synopsis of your piece .

Deadline: 31st August 2013

Source: Playwriting UK Facebook page

Write on Tap accepting submissions of short plays

Write on Tap is a theatre company which proudly discovers and develops playwrights and plays. They have several submission windows throughout the year, where they invite writers to submit short plays (no more than 20 minutes long) on a given theme. The theme for December is ‘The stars we are’.

The theme for February 2014 will be ‘Does that one sin of mine wipe away all the good things?’

Inspiration for the themes can be found on Twitter @writeontap

Additional information:

  • Submissions are accepted from both established and emerging playwrights from anywhere in the UK. Although, submissions from Newcastle and the North East are particularly welcomed.
  • Previously produced plays or plays from writers from outside of the UK and Ireland cannot be accepted.
  • Plays sent outside the submission windows will not be considered.
  • They are also unable to read more than one script from a writer in the same submission window.

How to submit:  email scripts to info@writeontap.co.uk with the theme as the subject heading , including a short description of the script you wish to submit including any relevant details of your career/company plus any material from previous productions or links to You Tube.

Deadline: For December theme: 1st September 2013.               For February theme: 1st November 2013.

Source: @Playwriting UK (Twitter)

Greenhorn Short Film Festival 2013 accepting script & film submissions

As part of the Greenhorn Short Film Festival they are accepting script submissions for free one-on-one scriptwriting consultations on Sunday 6th October. The sessions will be run by  London Film School‘s MA Scriptwriting tutor Jonathan Hourigan. This will be an opportunity for early-career scriptwriters to gain constructive feedback on their scripts, whether it be a script in early development or a completed script that needs polishing before filming. Spaces will be limited so submit early!

The Greenhorn Short Film Festival 2013 is also open for  the submission of films. They are looking for films of any genre, as long as they are under 15 minutes in length. The selected films will be screened as part of the festival, which will take place on 6th – 7th October 2013.

How to submit for script consultations:  email your short film script (20 pages max) along with you full name, contact email and script title to submissions@greenhornfestival.com.

Deadline for scripts: not specified – but they do recommend submitting early.

Films: for full submission details and an application form, visit the website.

Deadline for films: 15th September 2013.

Source: Arts Council e-newsletter.