Month: June 2015

Pentabus seeking 16-25 year old writers for 2015/16 Playwriting Group

Pentabus Theatre – the nation’s rural touring company – is on the lookout for 16-25 year old writers for their 2015 / 2016 Young Writers Group. Who are Pentabus Theatre? They develop and produce new plays about the contemporary rural world. They tour around the country, telling stories with local impact and national resonance. About …

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IdeasTap to continue opportunities through Hiive!

If you’ve joined us in despairing the end of IdeasTap, you’ll be thrilled to hear their partnership with Hiive will enable them to continue offering opportunities to emerging creative over the coming months. Upcoming opportunities include continuing the IdeasTap Innovators Fund, opportunities to be a columnist, and a new initiative called the Old Vic 12 …

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Winner of the Papatango New Writing Prize announced…

The winner of the 2015 Papatango New Writing Prize has been announced!  Playwright James Rushbrook has taken home the seventh annual prize for his play TOMCAT, which was chosen from over 600 entries. A little teaser of the play can be found on the Papatango website: “Oh, she’s dangerous. But not because of her genes. Because …

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2015 TF Evans Shaw Society £500 Writing Award (entry £8/£5)

This annual writing competition is held in memory of T.F. Evans, longtime editor of the Shaw Society Journal.  The prize is offered for an additional scene to a play by Bernard Shaw.  It will be offered to the entry that most impresses the judges, who will be looking for that combination of features for which Shaw …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 26 June 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 grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (no deadline). Want to be sure you never miss an opportunity?  Sign …

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Open Theatre Project seeking 20-60 minute pieces for solo performers (Boston, USA)

Open Theatre Project has opened a call for new scripts that feature Solo Performances for a new production series we are developing for 2015 or 2016. We are currently looking for work that steps outside of autobiography and instead uses the freedom of having 1 voice to bring big stories, journeys, ideas and events into …

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Applications open for musical “RE:act – Songs For a New World” at St James Theatre

RE:act – Songs For a New World brings together four emerging writers, directors and a group of actors to respond to the story, themes and characters within Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World Written in 24 hours, rehearsed at quick fire speed and performed on the stage of St. James Studio, these impulsive pieces will then be …

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Short Plays sought for The Platform at The Bread & Roses Theatre

The in-house Bread & Roses Theatre Company (BRTC) has been running regular new writing night  The Platform  since October 2012 in what was originally nothing more than the upstairs function room  at the Bread & Roses Pub. This was the project that inspired the transformation of the space and eventual launch of The Bread & Roses Theatre on …

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Play Submissions Helper – 40 Playwright Submissions w/ July (and late June/early August) Deadlines

Play Submissions Helper has just published their monthly roundup of opportunities, featuring those with deadlines in July (and late June/early August) 2015. 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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Theatre Royal Stratford East accepting submissions for Musical Theatre Initiative

(Ed note: I did this programme in 2014 and can’t say enough good things about it – recommend wholeheartedly!) Submissions are now open for Theatre Royal Stratford East’s summer Musical Theatre Initiative. Successful applicants will be invited to an open day event on the first day of this year’s summer course: Saturday 11th July where you will …

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