Month: April 2014

Menagerie seeking submissions for One Page Play Competition at Hotbed 2014

Menagerie is now accepting entries for the One Page Play Competition which will take place at this year’s Hotbed, Cambridge’s premier new writing festival, from 10-13 July 2014. All entries will be read and the best will be performed by professional actors throughout the Hotbed weekend at Cambridge Junction. What to submit:  The one page …

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Time Zone Theatre Company seeking proposals for full-length plays inspired by Karl Kraus’s The Last Days of Mankind (£1000 fee for writer)

In the year of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI, Time Zone Theatre Company invites British and international playwrights to write a play in response to Austrian writer Karl Kraus’s epic The Last Days of Mankind.  Prompt from Time Zone Theatre Company: The project explores what Kraus’s play The Last Days of Mankind means in Great Britain …

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News: BBC Writersroom 10 announced

The BBC have announced the selected writers for the BBC Writersroom 10, an initiative that partners writers with theatres who will support them during the year-long development scheme, and gives them a £1000 seed commission to develop a new work. The selected writers are: Alice Birch – West Yorkshire Playhouse Carol Vine – Brockley Jack …

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Opportunities weekly round-up: 25 April 2014

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). Rosebery Management accepting short film scripts for 30th anniversary – Deadline: none posted New York Television Festival at BAFTA Forum – Deadline: event scheduled for 25 April 2014 Chesil Theatre Company accepting …

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Play Submissions Helper publishes contests with May (and late-April) deadlines

Play Submissions Helper has just published their monthly roundup of opportunities, featuring those with deadlines in late-April and May 2014. As usual, we’ve already picked and posted the ones we’ve found most relevant (most of these are based in the US), but if you’d like to peruse the whole list you can find it here. …

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2014 William Saroyan Prize for Human Rights / Social Justice ($10,000 prize, $20 entry fee)

The new revised mission of the 2014 William Saroyan $10,000 Playwriting Award invites stimulating new works that explore socially and politically charged themes about Human Rights /Social Justice. Their aim is to harness theatre’s ability to make a relevant impact on our global society today. They are looking for insightful and engaging plays that imaginatively …

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Introduction to Playwriting Workshop with Papatango and Ideastap

Papatango Theatre Company is hosting two playwriting masterclasses for 24 budding writers. They will be led by Papatango’s resident playwright May Sumbwanyambe. Twelve writers will attend each workshop. These masterclasses will introduce you to the fundamentals of playwriting, such as character, narrative, structure, theatricality, dialogue, theme, plot and atmosphere. The judges of this brief are looking …

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Bare Fiction Magazine accepting submissions of short plays for June 2014 issue

Bare Fiction Magazine is currently accepting submissions of short plays for its June 2014 issue. What they’re looking for:  In their own words: “We want our readers to discover genre-defying boldness from exciting writers in poetry, fiction and plays, literary review, interviews and commentary. To that end, we need prose, poetry and play texts that …

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News: Papatango Writing Competition Shortlist announced

Papatango have announced the shortlist for their annual writing competition, run in association with the Finborough Theatre.  The shortlisted plays are: Briar Rose City Melodies Come Home, Badger Gash Coolatully Harbour Stage Irish Stuff The Demolition The identities of the writers have not been announced, since they operate a blind submission policy. Good luck to …

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