Month: December 2015

Opportunities: Our Pick of the Week – The Nickelodeon Writing Program

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:  The Nickelodeon Writing Program Description: This global initiative offers the successful applicant a salaried position with Nickelodeon for six months. They will …

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Spring Workshops from London Playwrights’ Blog

We’re very happy to announce we’ll be offering a range of new courses to support writers in Spring 2016, ranging from one-off workshops to term-long courses, and catering to writers at a variety of levels. Do keep an eye on on our Workshops listings, as we may add new courses for later in the spring. Please …

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The McConnell New Writing Fund for Playwrights – open for applications

Duelling Productions will offer three/four playwrights the opportunity to have a short play of theirs performed on the London Fringe in 2016. The event will take place at Theatro Technis and it will run on a profit share basis. Dates: Rehearsals 19th-23rd March Technical Rehearsals 24th March Performances 25th, 26th (Incl. Matinee and Eve) March …

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Generation Arts seeking monologues for ‘Voice of the Voiceless’

“As part of our commitment to supporting the charity Unseen UK throughout the run of IN/OUT (A FEELING) at The Hope Theatre from January 12th to the 30th we are welcoming submissions of ten to fifteen minute monologues inspired by the brief ‘Voice of the Voiceless’.” Two of these pieces will be selected and published …

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Re-drafting Your Play – with Kimberley Andrews

So, you’ve finally got there: you’ve completed the first draft of your play. Yes! But now where do you go with it? Before you can submit your play to theatres or think about producing it yourself, you’ll need to re-work it, improve it and polish it to perfection, but in an industry where it’s hard …

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WORKSHOP – Your Self-Producing Toolkit: A day-long introduction

Does the idea of self-producing your play leave you feeling confused?  Inexperienced?  Even terrified?  Don’t worry – it’s not as hard as it seems! This day-long workshop will give participants the confidence, practical skills, and troubleshooting insight to successfully produce their own work. Why should I self-produce? While a few lucky writers are fortunate enough to …

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Intensive Workshop: Creating Engaging Characters

How do you create the right characters for your play? How important is your protagonist? And what are the vital ‘ingredients’ your characters need in order to tell your story in the best possible way? This workshop focuses on on creating fully formed characters for your play. In this two-hour intensive, you’ll dig deeper in to …

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Intensive Workshop: Finding Inspiration and Developing Your Idea

Where do you find the inspiration to write? And once you’ve come up with an idea, how do you develop it to form an outline for a play? In this two-hour intensive workshop  you will explore different ways to generate ideas for plays: from using current events to drawing upon personal experience to writing from a …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 25 December 2015 (Merry Christmas!)

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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Opportunities: Our Pick of the Week – Theatre503 Award 2016 & Theatre503 Five

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:  Theatre503 Award 2016 & Theatre503 Five Description: Theatre503’s Playwriting Award is an unprecedented opportunity for playwrights at all levels to be recognised …

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