Month: December 2013

Dubuque Fine Arts Players seeking submissions for 2014 one act playwriting competition (Iowa, USA; $20 entry fee)

Now in its 37th year, the Dubuque (Iowa) Fine Arts Players One-Act Playwriting Contest is accepting submissions for the 2014 season. Established in 1977, Dubuque Fine Arts Players’ one-act play contest is the oldest in the United States (according to their website). The contest now receives entries from around the country and around the world. How …

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Submissions open for James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2014 (submissions only accepted from agents and producing theatres)

Theatre companies and agents are invited to submit scripts to the University of Edinburgh Department of English Literature by 7 February 2014, for consideration for the James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2014. The winner of the £10,000 annual award will be announced in August 2014.  The National Theatre of Scotland will present extracts of …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 27 December 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). Dysthelexi seeking submissions for SundaySurgery (targeted at Dyslexic Writers, fee for participation) – Deadline:  None posted (event is 26 January 2014) Lace Market Theatre seeking new play submissions – Deadline: 31 December 2013 …

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Shakespeare in the ‘Burg seeking one act plays of 25-60 min (Virginia, USA)

Shakespeare in the ‘Burg is pleased to announce our inaugural one-act playwriting competition, in conjunction with our Shakespeare in the ‘Burg theater festival scheduled for April 4-6, 2014, in Middleburg, VA (USA). There are two categories of plays that will be judged: Plays written by students ages 12-17, and plays written by adults, ages 18 …

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Unspoken Theatre seeking submissions for Festival of Mythic Shorts (Toronto, Canada)

In 2014 Unspoken Theatre will host a festival of short new work adapted from classical, traditional, mythological or sacred stories. We invite playwrights to submit short theatre pieces to our Festival of Mythic Shorts by January 16, 2014 for consideration in the festival. Note that early submissions are encouraged. Eligibility:  Work must not have been …

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Small Fish Radio Theatre seeking 6-10 minute radio plays (Chicago, USA)

Small Fish Radio Theatre will be accepting radio plays, stories, original songs and poems for their spring show from now until January 15th. The prompt:  “THEME: INTOXICATION.  Of any sort, don’t limit yourself. Anything from a scent, to a person, a place, a thing-is fair game. Of course things regarding intoxicating beverages are more than …

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Venus Theatre seeking full-length play submissions empowering women (Maryland, USA)

Venus Theatre in Maryland, USA is accepting submissions for its 2014 season. What to submit:  They prefer two act plays.  “All submissions must empower women.”  They are seeking dramas or comedies for adult audiences.  Submissions must feature no more than 7 actors. How to apply:  Please submit an introductory paragraph, a synopsis and script to: …

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Dysthelexi seeking submissions for SundaySurgery (targeted at Dyslexic Writers, fee for participation)

Dysthelexi’s SundaySurgery is a monthly development workshop for film, theatre and radio scripts, bringing together writers, actors and directors to work on new writing in a rehearsal room environment. It’s an opportunity for industry talent to work collaboratively and help writers progress their scripts. Culminating in a short showcase and post-performance discussion, writers, actors and …

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BBC Writersroom changing submissions policy for 2014

As we head into 2014, the BBC Writersroom will be modifying its submissions policy.  As announced on their blog, the BBC Wrtersroom will continue to accept unsolicited scripts.  However, each of the four scriptrooms they are running in 2014 will be focused on a different department: Script room 1       March 2014   …

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Kitchen Dog Theatre seeking full length plays for New Works Festival (Dallas, Texas)

Kitchen Dog Theatre is seeking scripts for their 2014 New Works Festival. What you get:  Each year, Kitchen Dog Theater selects one original script to receive: A fully staged production (as part of our regular season – a five-week run) Paid travel to Dallas, TX (if necessary) to work with the Director, Cast and Crew …

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