Month: May 2014

Fred Ebb Award 2014 for musical theatre writing teams ($50,000 prize)

The Fred Ebb Award 2014 is currently open for submissions.  Details about the award and previous winners can be found on the Fred Ebb Foundation website. Eligibility:  Each applicant must be a composer/lyricist or composer/lyricist team wishing to create work for the musical theatre, and must not yet have achieved significant commercial success. How to …

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Opportunities weekly round-up: 30 May 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). Enterprise Theatre seeking 10-min plays on bullying (San Diego, CA) – Deadline: 30 May 2014 Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize launched (£20 entry fee) – Deadline: 30 May 2014 Theatre Royal Stratford East …

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London Horror Festival seeking radio drama submissions for Stage Fright Radio Horror Competition (£2 entry fee)

The London Horror Festival, the UK’s festival of horror in the performing arts, are once again teaming up with award-winning audio drama producers The Wireless Theatre Company to produce the Stage Fright horror radio competition. They are accepting submissions from writers at all levels of experience, from veteran scriptwriters to first time scribes, challenging you …

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Arch and Bruce Foundation 2014 Playwriting Competition (LGBT Themes, $3,000 prize)

The Arch and Bruce Foundation is currently accepting submissions for its 2014 Playwriting Competition. What to submit:  All works must concern LGBT (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender) life and be based on, or directly inspired by, a historical person, culture, work of art or event. See What Is Historical? for more information. All works submitted (full–length dramas, comedies, musicals, …

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Gillian Hush Award – fully funded place on Arvon Course on writing for radio

For the second year Arvon is pleased to present The Gillian Hush Award for writers of radio drama. The winner of the award will receive a free place on the Writing for Radio course taking place in November at The Hurst, with tutors Simon Brett and Shelley Silas. The award is given in honour of …

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Nottingham Playhouse inviting writers to take part in ‘Time and Memory’ season

The Nottingham Playhouse is inviting writers to submit proposals to take part in their upcoming ‘Time and Memory’ season: “As we mark the centenary of the start of World War One, Nottingham Playhouse is taking this opportunity to explore the political and social consequences of that event throughout 2014.  The season examines nostalgia and regret, …

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Funny Women 2014 Comedy Writing Awards (women writers only)

The Comedy Unit and Huffington Post are now accepting entries for the 2014 Funny Women Comedy Writing Awards.  This is an opportunity to develop a half-hour comedy series for television. Eligibility:  This opportunity is open to female writers only.  As part of Funny Women’s dedication to new talent, only those who have not previously had …

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

Play Submissions Helper has just published their monthly roundup of opportunities, featuring those with deadlines in late-May and June 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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Next Act New Play Summit at Capital Theatre seeking submissions (Albany, NY)

NEXT ACT! is an expansion of Capital Repertory Theatre’s commitment to the development of new work, and is designed to complement the Upper Hudson Valley’s recent and future growth explosion in the fields of research and technology. The summit will directly reflect the theatre’s mission, “to create meaningful theatre generated from an authentic link to …

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9Thirty Theatre seeking works on environmental themes (New York)

9TTC produces works that incorporate environmental issues as part of the part, characters, or theme. We are uniquely dedicated to Eco Theatre, connecting humanity and nature, in various forms. What to submit:  They accept original one acts, and full length plays and musicals. They do not accept one-person shows, children’s shows, screenplays, or works without …

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