Month: April 2015

Award for Most Promising Playwright (East Midlands writers only)

The competition is open to anyone currently living, working or studying in the East Midlands region (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire. This competition is for early career writers who have had no more than one play professionally produced. The winner of this competition will receive: A rehearsed reading of their play as part of …

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Opportunities: Our Pick of the Week – Verity Bargate Award 2015

Each week we look through our pile of writing opportunities to pick out one we think is particularly worth your time. It could be an innovative brief, great prize money, a high-profile company, or just plain fun. This week’s pick: Verity Bargate Award 2015 (£6,000 prize) Description: The Verity Bargate Award (VBA) was established in 1982 to honour Soho Theatre’s co-founder and …

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Channel 4/ Touchpaper accepting screenplay submissions for Coming Up Scheme

Channel 4 is offering up-and-coming British film-makers the chance to have their own original feature length single drama produced in the new look Coming Up scheme. From the submitted applications, a shortlist of 6 writers will be commissioned to write a full screenplay under the guidance of key industry talent. Three of those writers will …

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IdeasTap/ Invertigo seeking playwrights for rehearsed reading

One playwright will get the chance to develop a play on the theme of “family” over a four month period with dramaturgical support from the artistic directors of Invertigo, with a rehearsed reading at The Pleasance and a £350 fee. Following a successful collaboration with Dan Murphy, last year’s Writer in Residence, Invertigo Theatre are looking …

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Writers wanted for Stitchin’ Fiction

After a blinder of an evening last month, Team SF are back with a vengeance to seek out and provide a platform for London’s upcoming best and brightest! What are we looking for? Like-minded creatives who seek a platform for collaborative theatre-making opportunities. That’s it! Whether you’re fresh out of your thesis or seasoned with …

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Story City Theatre Residency (Leicester)

In partnership with Off the Fence Theatre Company and Upstairs at the Western, Story City is offering this opportunity for an emerging artist/ company. The winner will get a week from Saturday 4th July to Friday 10th July to develop their performance, ready for an audience on the Friday evening at 6pm. You’ll get input …

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The Charles Causley Trust (Cornwall) writers in residence

The Charles Causley Trust is looking for two writers in residence to support the Charles Causley’s House project, based in Launceston, Cornwall. Two residencies are available, both on 3 month fixed term contracts of service. Poet in Residence beginning 1st August 2015 Writer in Residence beginning 6th January 2016 Applications will be considered for both …

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Meeting the deadline from hell: How I wrote a play in three weeks while on holiday with a toddler

In this guest post – an example of how committed writers can make the most of challenging circumstances – Tamara von Werthern explains how she managed to complete a play on a tight deadline on a family holiday. I put the phone down with a mixture of elation and dread. The good news was that the Arcola …

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Writer’s Digest Writing Competition (USA)

Writer’s Digest has been shining a spotlight on up and coming writers in all genres through its Annual Writing Competition for more than 80 years. Enter the 84th Annual Writing Competition for your chance to win and have your work be seen by editors and agents! The winning entries of this writing contest will also be …

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