Month: June 2014

Kitchen Sink Drama: the chance to put on a production in the home of a leading theatre producer/ artistic director

Eighteen IdeasTap members will get the chance to put on a production in the house of a theatre industry big wig in front of an industry audiencePlease note: This brief is only open to IdeasTap members based in London and the South East. Scottee and Ideas Tap are looking for new writers who want to …

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Free Writers seeking writers (including playwrights) to facilitate workshops with 11-18 year olds (paid)

  Free Writers is a new core Rewrite project for young people aged 11 to 18. They have just completed a pilot phase  and will be developing the project over the next year. The programme aims to bring together young people from different cultural and national backgrounds to develop their creative writing skills, tackle relevant …

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Opportunities weekly round-up: 27 June 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). Nottingham Playhouse inviting writers to take part in ‘Time and Memory’ season – Deadline: 27 June 2014 Roundhouse seeking radio plays (age 16-25, paid) – Deadline: 27 June 2014 Talawa Theatre seeking Literary Associate …

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How to train yourself to write every morning

Trying to fit regular writing time into your life can be a really daunting task. Some of us are lucky enough to have the flexibility to write whenever we want, but for most people, long term commitments like work, family and relationships can make regular time at the keyboard difficult to get a handle on. …

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Play Submissions Helper publishes contests with July deadlines

Play Submissions Helper has just published their monthly roundup of opportunities, featuring those with deadlines in July 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. Source:  Play Submissions Helper

Camden People’s Theatre seeking works-in-progress for 20:20 Vision (£500 Commission)

Camden People’s Theatre has put out a call for submissions, for projects exploring what’s changed since 1994 – and what might change in the twenty years to come. What they are looking for, in their own words: In September 2014, as part of our year-long CPT@20 celebrations, we will host a week of new commissioned works-in-progress, …

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Free masterclasses on dramatic writing from Drama Centre London’s The Year of Experimentation

Drama Centre London is offer a day of masterclasses from 10 top practitioners on dramatic writing on Thursday 3 July 2014, as part of The Year of Experimentation.  Sessions will focus on a range of dramatic writing topics, and could provide a useful jolt for anyone looking for some fresh inspiration in their writing! The …

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The Leslie Scalapino Award 2014

The Leslie Scalapino Award is made in memory of Leslie Scalapino, her extraordinary body of work, and her commitment to the community of experimental writing and performance. (Read about Leslie here.) The Leslie Scalapino Award recognizes the importance of exploratory approaches and an innovative spirit in writing for performance. The first cycle’s winner was Joyelle McSweeney, …

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Open Call for New Plays for R.E.A.D. Festival in Helsinki

New International Theatre Experience (NITE) is proud to be working with European Theatre Collective (ETC) to help organize this year’s Reading European Drama Festival (R.E.A.D.). The purpose of the festival is to present new international plays that have not been read or staged in Finland. Selected plays will be presented in Helsinki on October 6-8, 2014. They have announced …

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BBC Writers Room script window now open for children’s scripts

BBC Writers Room have now launched their latest Script Room window. This time they are looking for Children’s scripts (CBeebies & CBBC) The Script Room is a place where you can send your script to be assessed by a team of experienced readers. All scripts are read as a calling card of a writers talent. …

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