Opportunities weekly round-up: 31 October 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).

Mordue Pictures seeking writer for film project – Deadline: 31 October 2014

New York University seeking New Plays for Young Audiences – Deadline: 31 October 2014

Scratch That Hackney accepting submissions for scratch night – Deadline: 31 October 2014

Summer residency at Berkeley Rep (California) – Deadline: 2 November 2014

Submissions open for Channel 4 Screenwriting Course 2015 – Deadline: 3 November 2014

BBC Writersroom Workshop at Into Film Festival (age 15-19)  – Deadline: 5 November 2014

Applications open for £4000 commission – Corby Cube – Deadline: 5 November 2014

Glastonbury Festival commissioning shows – Deadline: 7 November 2014

Re:Play offering £1,000 bursaries for BAME writer-performers – Deadline: 7 November 2014

Win free place on story development workshop with Working Title films – Deadline: 7 November 2014

Emerging Creatives Programme at The Hospital Club (age 21-35) – Deadline: 10 November 2014

Comedy Writing Masterclass with Laurence Marks (IdeasTap) – Deadline: 10 November 2014

Progressive Playwright seeking short plays for themed evenings at Tron Theatre (Glasgow), Theme: Forgiveness – Deadline: 12 November 2014

IdeasTap workshop with BBC Writersroom – Deadline: 19 November 2014

Calling Playwrights With Connections To The London Borough Of Waltham Forest! – Deadline: 23 November 2014

High Tide/ IdeasTap accepting applications for Playwriting workshops – Deadline: 26 November 2014 at 5pm

Competition to write new play inspired by Staffordshire Hoard for New Vic Newcastle – Deadline: 28 November 2014

The Wagon accepting applications for comedy writing internship (paid) – Deadline: 30 November 2014 at 5pm

Talawa Theatre Company accepting scripts from emerging Black British writers – Deadline 30 November 2014

Proscenium Theatre Journal accepting play submissions – Deadline: 5 December 2014

SCI-FEST LA accepting submissions of short plays – Deadline: 15 December 2014

Constance Cox Playwriting Competition from Sussex Playwrights’ Club (£7 entry fee, £280 prize) – Deadline: 24 January 2015

Bruntwood Prize coming back soon, get your scripts ready! – Competition to be launched on 29 January 2015

Ongoing submissions:

Fractured Lines accepting scripts for new writing night – Deadline: rolling

Theatrelab accepting scripts – rolling submissions

Mind the Gap seeking plays by British Writers for performance in NYC ($5 fee) – Deadline:  None posted.  Plays to be produced in November 2014

Kings Head Theatre seeking work in development for Without Decor – Deadline: none posted

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

Performance Platform Opportunity, University of Greenwich – Deadline: None posted

Quids In Theatre Co seeking 40-60 minute plays for lunchtime series – Deadline: Ongoing

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – No deadline posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month through to June 2014.

ScriptSpace development workshop at The Space – Deadline: None

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: None (open submissions)

Open Arts Cafe Call for Submissions – Deadline: None posted

Poppy Seed – accepting submissions of 5 minute scripts for blog – Deadline: None posted

Events and workshops:

IdeasTap inspires – writing workshop ‘Shoot the Cop’ – workshop date: 14 November 2014 at 3pm – 5pm

IdeasTap inspires – writing workshop ‘Shoot the Cop’

Inspires Writing Workshop: Shoot The Cop

This hands-on workshop aims to equip you with exercises and techniques to overcome those things that stop you writing. You will write, share your work, and explore each others ways of working. You will also take part in exercises focusing on utilising words and finding stories.

Jon Barton

Jon is represented by Matt Connell at Berlin Associates.

His work includes: 24 Hour Plays (Old Vic Theatre), Surface to Air (Arcola), Rules of the Game (HighTide), the comfort zone (Theatre503), Forget Dinner (Old Red Lion), Powerplay (White Bear), Derelict (Southwark Playhouse), The Corner Fence (Charing Cross Theatre), and Spot the Difference (Albany).

He is supported by Peggy Ramsay Foundation, Ideastap Creative Space and The Kevin Spacey Foundation. He was shortlisted for the Papatango New Writing Prize 2013, Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award 2013 and took part in the Kudos / Bush Initiative 2013.

How to book: Book here

Dates: workshop takes place on 14  November 2014 at 3pm – 5pm

Location: IdeasTap London

High Tide/ IdeasTap accepting applications for Playwriting workshops

As part of the Arts Council England-funded IdeasTap Inspires programme , IdeasTap has teamed up with  HighTide Festival Theatre to offer 300 members the chance to attend a free two-hour playwriting workshop. This is an exciting opportunity for young or would-be playwrights aged 16+ to hone their skills with an organisation dedicated to new writing.

The workshops will take place between December 2014 and February 2015 at six venues in Bristol, Ipswich, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford and Sheffield:

  • Sheffield Theatres: Wednesday 3December 2014, workshop leader Sarah Grochala
  • The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich: Thursday 22January 2015, workshop leader Luke Barnes
  • Oxford Playhouse: Friday 30January 2015, workshop leader Zoe Lewis
  • Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester: Saturday 7 February 2015, workshop leader Steven Atkinson
  • Bristol Old Vic: Saturday 14February 2015, workshop leader Jack Lowe
  • Northern Stage, Newcastle: Friday 27 February 2015, workshop leader Alex Chisholm

Twenty-five writers will attend each workshop and there will be two workshops in each location. Once all workshops have been completed, 25 attendees will be selected to upload a sample of their work, influenced by their time at their workshop. The deadline for submitting this will be Monday 2 March 2015.

Based on the 25 samples, HighTide will pick up to five people to join an intensive bootcamp, led by director Will Wrightson, and Steven Atkinson, HighTide’s Artistic Director, in London in the week commencing 9March 2015. At the bootcamp, you’ll work with Will and Steve and a group of professional actors to develop and workshop your writing, culminating in a reading of your work.

IdeasTap members from outside London who are selected for the bootcamp will receive a travel allowance and accommodation from within our network for those without a place to stay. This will be offered on a case-by-case basis.

NB: This opportunity is aimed at people who are starting out. It is not necessary to have worked or trained professionally or have a professional playwriting CV to apply. The judges are looking for people who demonstrate a commitment to learning the craft of playwriting.

You can find out more about HighTide productions and opportunities at hightide.org.uk.

How to apply: you’ll need to apply through IdeasTap where you’ll be required to fill out an application form and upload  supporting materials.

Deadline: 26 November 2014 at 5pm

Source: IdeasTap Creative Briefs

 

Win free place on story development workshop with Working Title films

 

The Screen Arts Institute (SAI) is offering 10 IdeasTap members a free place at a one-day story development workshop  at IdeasTap HQ. Places on this workshop usually cost £179.

The workshop will be held on Thursday 13 November from 10.30-5.30. You must be able to attend this date to apply.

The workshop is designed to help you:

–  Find the emotional heart of your story

–  Find the best structure to illustrate it

–  Communicate your movie effectively to producers, directors and stars

Each attendee will be actively involved in pitching and undertaking story-development exercises during the day. You will also receive further learning and industry resources from the SAI.

One workshop attendee will then be chosen to go forward and pitch direct to Harriet Spencer, Working Title’s development executive, and to the film director Oliver Parker.

The workshop will take place at IdeasTap HQ in London, and will be hosted by TV and film development guru, Stephen May (director of the SAI). The brief will be judged by Stephen May and the IdeasTap team.

About Oliver Parker

Oliver Parker is renowned as a brilliant director of actors and has worked with the likes of Cate Blanchette, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon, Laurence Fishburne and Kenneth Branagh. Oliver is presently developing two projects with Working Title Films and is shooting the feature Dad’s Army in the UK this autumn

How to apply: you’ll need to apply through IdeasTap, where you’ll be asked to fill out an application form and upload supporting materials.

Deadline: 7 November 2014

Source: IdeasTap Creative Briefs

Applications open for £4000 commission – Corby Cube

The Core at Corby Cube is seeking to commission artists or companies to lead high quality
performance-based creative projects, with young people from identified priority communities in
Corby, Northamptonshire.
These commissions are available as part of Priority: a project led by The Core at Corby Cube,
working in association with The Mighty Creatives, the East Midlands Bridge organisation funded
by Arts Council England to help more children and young people access excellent art and
culture.
Priority enables young people from backgrounds under-represented in the arts to take the lead
In shaping local arts and cultural activities, by commissioning high quality artists to develop
original work with specific groups, through empowering creative processes.
The commissioned projects are expected to take place between November 2014 and March
2015 with each project resulting in a showcase performance, production or installation,
presented at The Core at Corby Cube in March 2015.
Each commission is worth up to £4,000 inclusive of all costs.
How to apply: Applications will be by Proposal, in response to the full brief and submitted
electronically by 6pm on Wednesday 05 November 2014.
For more information and the full brief, please contact:
Deadline: 5 November 2014
Source: Lane’s List (David John Lane’s weekly e-newsletter)

Calling Playwrights With Connections To The London Borough Of Waltham Forest!

Walthamstow Actors Company are putting on a festival of short plays with a Walthamstow/
Waltham Forest focus at a local venue next year and they looking for five fifteen minute plays
with no more than 4 actors per play. If you have any connection to Waltham Forest (maybe you
live or work there, have family there, have lived there in the past) then they would like to hear
from you! Plays must be set in Waltham Forest, at least for the majority of the action and all
writers must have a connection with the borough. The plays can be for one, two, three or four
actors and should be about fifteen minutes long. Maybe some will be based on Walthamstow’s
history, some on contemporary issues here, who knows! Comedy, tragedy, anything welcome.
Just to let you know, they already have plays on World War II in Walthamstow and the
Walthamstow movie industry.
How to apply:
Please email walthamstowactorscompany@gmail.com with any comments, questions or plays.
Kathy Trevelyan
Artistic Director
Walthamstow Actors Company
walthamstowactorscompany@gmail.com
Deadline: Sunday, November 23rd
*They  are currently fundraising, as they do not believe in asking people to work for free*
Source: Lanes List (David John Lane’s weekly e-newletter)

Bravo 22 Company seeking writer for commission (deadline this Thursday!)

Bravo 22 Company is the Royal British Legion’s theatre welfare programme. The Company is currently looking to commission a play (up to 70 minutes in length) to be delivered by January 2015. The play will be performed on 26-28 March 2015 at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. It is essential that writers have a genuine interest in the subject matter and the project so please do see the website for more information before submitting.

Requirements: They are looking for someone with a desire to tell stories and to give a voice to this community group. They aren’t looking for someone who has an agenda and knows the story they want to tell. The community play will be based on the Armed Forces Community in Buckinghamshire and you will need to be immersed in this world. The successful writer will have the capacity to travel to Buckinghamshire and will be down to earth, quick to adapt to their world and deal sensitively with issues that arise. Some of these stories will never have been spoken before and previously have only been dealt with in isolation. You will also have experience working collaboratively with a director to deliver to the final production.

How to apply: email Alice Driver thedrives@hotmail.co.uk

Deadline: 30 October 2014

Source: Lane’s List (David John Lane’s weekly e-newsletter)

 

Talawa Theatre Company accepting scripts from emerging Black British writers

 

Talawa Theatre Company has always been a home for emerging Black British writers. Their new literary department is now up and running and they are expanding opportunities for writers with a variey of initiatives, including:

– Talawa Writers’ Programme, their flagship scheme for developing new writing talent

– Talawa Firsts, a season of new play readings

– Studio Firsts, development opportunities for emerging artists

Talawa is calling for scripts by new and emerging Black British writers, the next script submission window will be between 31st October and 30th November.

Please send your script along with a short covering letter about you and your work to:

Jane Fallowfield,

Talawa Theatre Company,

53-55 East Road,

London

N1 6AH.

Each script is read by one of their readers and will receive feedback. They aim to respond to you within 3 months.

Deadline: 30 November 2014 (submissions open on 31 October 2014)

Source: BBC Writersroom

Opportunities weekly round-up: 24 October 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).

East End Literary Salon have one slot left for their November show (submit asap!) – Deadline: none posted

Rapid Write Response Night coming up at Theatre503 for CANS – interested writers can get discounted tickets for the performance on 5 November.

Gatton Community Theatre seeking scripts for youth company – Deadline: 26 October 2014

Northern Film School/ IdeasTap – accepting short film scripts – Deadline: 27 October at 5pm

NTC Touring Theatre Company seeking short plays (paid) – Deadline: 29 October 2014

IdeasTap Editors Brief: accepting submissions on ‘Road Trip’ theme– Deadline: 30 October 2014

Mordue Pictures seeking writer for film project – Deadline: 31 October 2014

New York University seeking New Plays for Young Audiences – Deadline: 31 October 2014

Scratch That Hackney accepting submissions for scratch night – Deadline: 31 October 2014

Summer residency at Berkeley Rep (California) – Deadline: 2 November 2014

Submissions open for Channel 4 Screenwriting Course 2015 – Deadline: 3 November 2014

BBC Writersroom Workshop at Into Film Festival (age 15-19)  – Deadline: 5 November 2014

Glastonbury Festival commissioning shows – Deadline: 7 November 2014

Re:Play offering £1,000 bursaries for BAME writer-performers – Deadline: 7 November 2014

Emerging Creatives Programme at The Hospital Club (age 21-35) – Deadline: 10 November 2014

Comedy Writing Masterclass with Laurence Marks (IdeasTap) – Deadline: 10 November 2014

Progressive Playwright seeking short plays for themed evenings at Tron Theatre (Glasgow), Theme: Forgiveness – Deadline: 12 November 2014

IdeasTap workshop with BBC Writersroom – Deadline: 19 November 2014

Competition to write new play inspired by Staffordshire Hoard for New Vic Newcastle – Deadline: 28 November 2014

The Wagon accepting applications for comedy writing internship (paid) – Deadline: 30 November 2014 at 5pm

Proscenium Theatre Journal accepting play submissions – Deadline: 5 December 2014

SCI-FEST LA accepting submissions of short plays – Deadline: 15 December 2014

Constance Cox Playwriting Competition from Sussex Playwrights’ Club (£7 entry fee, £280 prize) – Deadline: 24 January 2015

Bruntwood Prize coming back soon, get your scripts ready! – Competition to be launched on 29 January 2015

 

Ongoing submissions:

Fractured Lines accepting scripts for new writing night – Deadline: rolling

Theatrelab accepting scripts – rolling submissions

Mind the Gap seeking plays by British Writers for performance in NYC ($5 fee) – Deadline:  None posted.  Plays to be produced in November 2014

Kings Head Theatre seeking work in development for Without Decor – Deadline: none posted

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

Performance Platform Opportunity, University of Greenwich – Deadline: None posted

Quids In Theatre Co seeking 40-60 minute plays for lunchtime series – Deadline: Ongoing

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – No deadline posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month through to June 2014.

ScriptSpace development workshop at The Space – Deadline: None

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: None (open submissions)

Open Arts Cafe Call for Submissions – Deadline: None posted

Poppy Seed – accepting submissions of 5 minute scripts for blog – Deadline: None posted

BAREtruth Theatre looking for full length scripts – Deadline: None posted

Thistledew Desert Theatre (USA) seeking monologues and radio plays – Deadline: Rolling