Month: January 2015

**LAST MINUTE** Get into musical theatre with the Book, Music, & Lyrics (BML) Workshop

[Ed: Sorry for the late notice on this one, readers – but still not too late if you want to get  your application in!] Applications to the Book, Music & Lyrics Workshop for the next intake of composers, lyricists and librettists (March 2015 term) will be accepted until 31st January 2015. APPLYING: FIRST YEAR COMPOSER/ LYRICIST …

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2015 Bruntwood Prize Competition open to submissions

The Bruntwood Prize – the biggest playwriting competition in the UK – has been launched, so time to get your scripts ready before the June deadline! The Bruntwood Prize is a competition managed by The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.  It’s open to playwrights across the UK.  The prize has a comprehensive website, featuring everything from submission guidelines, to writing …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 30 January 2015

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). Opportunities are now grouped into three sections: 1) Opportunities with Deadlines; 2) Ongoing opportunities (no deadline); and 3) Workshops and Events. Opportunities with deadlines: Play Submissions Helper – 32 playwriting opportunities with …

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Big Light Productions seeking Experienced Script Editors

Big Light Productions is an independent drama production company and they are currently seeking experienced Script Editors to expand their growing team. You will work in close conjunction with the writers to provide editorial and research support. You’ll be advising on all script matters connected with all stages of the projects. You will have at least 5 …

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Online playwriting workshop with Phil Porter from the Bruntwood Prize

THEATRICALITY AND IMAGERY – PHIL PORTER Tuesday 17 February 2015 – 6pm – 8pm Join award-winning playwright Phil Porter for a practical workshop to explore what makes a play theatrical, how to create truly theatrical imagery through your writing and ways to capture and push the audience’s imagination. To accompany this online workshop, they will be providing handouts, …

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BAFTA Rocliffe Forum open to TV Drama scripts (entry fee)

The first BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum call – FOR TV DRAMA SCRIPTS opened on the 19 Jan. Many of last year’s winners have been signed by agents, had major broadcast commissions, as well as dramatising work for radio – more of that later in the year. Because of industry demand to know who has been selected …

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Playwriting Workshop at the National Theatre with April de Angelis (£85)

How Plays Work: 3 Winters Sunday 1 February, 11am – 5.30pm £85 (£65 concessions, bursaries available) National Theatre; Clore Learning Centre: Cottesloe Room Playwright April de Angelis leads this playwriting masterclass, based on Tena Štivičić’s play, 3 Winters. Through group discussion and writing exercises participants examine what makes the play work – structure, character, themes and language – …

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Battersea Arts Centre open to applications for Freshly Scratched

Battersea Arts Centre’s have announced that applications are now open for Freshly Scratched, which will take place over four evenings between the 30th March and 2nd  April: Freshly Scratched offers a real opportunity for emerging artists who have never worked with BAC to get involved in a vital aspect of our programme. The Freshly Scratched evenings enable …

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New Prose in East London seeking submissions

(This opportunity is from a message posted in the Playwriting UK Facebook group.) Christian A. Graham is rebooting New Prose, three nights of rehearsed readings. New Prose will be taking place on March 6th, 7th and 8th in East London. What to submit/How to apply:  If you have any theatre material around 20-25mins that you want …

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Writers’ Workshop at Soho Theatre: The Role of Music in Theatre (£30/25 concessions)

The Role of Music in Theatre Thursday 29 January 2015, 6.30-9.30pm Soho Theatre Tickets: £30/£25 concessions Led by Greg Harradine In this workshop, Soho Theatre’s resident composer Greg Harradine explores the questions: What is music’s role within a play? How do writers and composers work together? What is the relationship between music and drama? Bring your imagination, …

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