Month: July 2014

BBC Writersroom to open Scriptroom 8 (for stage and radio plays) & Writer’s Prize in September

The BBC Writersroom has announced announce that they will soon be opening for submissions for Scriptroom 8 (stage plays – comedy & drama) and this year’s Writer’s Prize, for which they are looking for original, surprising multi-character narrative drama scripts of 45-75 minutes in length for Radio 3 or 4 (not monologues or adaptations). The submission windows for …

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Short Back and Sides seeking short plays – last minute deadline!

After their first sell out show at the Tristan Bates theatre, Short Back and Sides is opening again for short play submissions.   The selected plays will be performed at the Tristan Bates in October. This time the theme is:  “How English are you?” What to submit:  The only rules are that the play is no …

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Mind the Gap seeking plays by British Writers for performance in NYC ($5 fee)

Mind The Gap is now accepting submissions for consideration in its ongoing BRITBITS series. What to submit:  These short plays must be:  1-20 pages in length maximum written by NATIVE UK playwrights require simple set and technical elements accompanied by a brief playwright biography Note:  They are also accepting full-length plays that meet the following criteria: …

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Flourish new opera competition open to submissions

Now in its third year, Flourish is a new opera competition launched by Olivier award-winning OperaUpClose in association with Eclectic Opera. The competition aims to provide a platform for emerging and established composers and librettists, and to raise awareness of the wealth of contemporary opera being written. A panel of industry judges choose a winner …

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UMass Amherst Play Lab (Massachusetts, USA)

The Play Lab is a UMass Department of Theater mainstage production, running from March 23 – April 4, 2015. Two playwrights will be chosen for concurrent 10-day residencies during this period. These residencies are structured around a series of public staged readings directed and dramaturged by UMass graduate students and performed by undergraduate actors. The …

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A Room of Her Own/Shakespeare’s Sister Fellowship (women only, $10,000 award)

The Shakespeare’s Sister Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a female playwright to be supported by three extraordinary institutions over the course of a year while she writes and develops a new play. What you get:  In addition to a cash prize of $10,000, the playwright will receive residencies at three geographically distinct institutions—AROHO, Hedgebrook, and the Lark …

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Play Submissions Helper publishes contests with August and late July deadlines

Play Submissions Helper has just published their monthly roundup of opportunities, featuring those with deadlines in August and late 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 …

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Z-Arts seeking writer-performers to create monologues about family life (£750 fee)

Z-arts are commissioning five writer-performers to create a monologue about family life.  Z-arts is Manchester’s venue for children and families. The prompt:  In their own words: We’re asking ourselves, what does a contemporary family look like now and how do we create theatre that reflects and caters for the modern family. “Family Matters”, a series …

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Writer/Dramaturgs sought by Diverse Associates Ltd to give feedback to young people (CRB required, £50 fee) – last minute deadline!

Scriptwriting Bootcamp Panel Judges are needed on Friday 15th August from 11.30pm – 12.30pm. £50 fee (travel costs provided) and up to date CRB certificate needed.  Your role is to listen and give constructive feedback to children age 13- 16 who have taken part in a week long scriptwriting for theatre workshop.  To be held …

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Z-Arts offer Digital Writer Fellowship (BBC Performing Arts Fellowship) – deadline today!

Z-arts, Manchester’s venue for children and families, is offering a Digital Writer Fellowship, subject to Z-arts being successful in their application to the BBC Performing Arts Fellowship. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/performingartsfund/posts/The-2014-BBC-Performing-Arts-Fellowship-Scheme This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in an innovative interactive digital theatre piece. Z-arts have built a reputation for creating contemporary theatre for families …

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