Month: January 2016

What to do when you win: Sarah Hamilton shares her experience of putting on her first full-length production

So you’ve won your first playwriting competition. Brilliant. Now what? In this guest post, new writer Sarah Tejal Hamilton shares her experience of winning her first short play competition and the challenge of putting on a full-length work. Last October I won London Horror Festival’s playwriting competition, a 10-minute piece called Chew, which was judged …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 29 January 2016

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 & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (no deadline). Want to be sure you never miss …

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Brave New World seeking new writing

BRAVE NEW WORD IS BACK! There’ll be 10 pieces of UNSEEN, brand new writing, as well as ample mingling opportunities, music and drinks alongside the gorgeous vistas of Regent’s Canal. “INSTANT MATCH delves into our Swipe Right/Left culture, and the search for connection in an ultra-connected, tech-savvy world. This time, we’re hosting at the Proud …

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Opportunities: Our Pick of the Week – HighTide accepting scripts for First Commissions attachment scheme

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:  HighTide accepting scripts for First Commissions attachment scheme Description: First Commissions is HighTide’s attachment programme for writers. Over the course of 18 …

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Pursued By A Bear: “Settle our bet: which is more important, reading or watching plays?”

Pursued By A Bear is our weekly advice column with playwright Adam Taylor.  He’ll tackle your playwriting questions – from practical issues to existential dilemmas – relying on nothing but his bare wits, brute strength, and questionable personal experiences.    “Hello, I’m writing in to ask if you can help settle a debate I’m having with my friend. …

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50/50 Gender Equality scratch night accepting submissions

AIAWTC presents… “50/50” at Arts Above, upstairs at The Arts Theatre in the West End 30th March 2016. The night has been designed so that new and established theatre companies will have the chance to perform, network, discuss, and most importantly celebrate equality in casting. Bringing together some of the most exciting emerging theatre companies …

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Create Scratch Refine Repeat at Morley College seeking new work

Are you an emerging theatre company or artist planning to take your new work up to Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016? If yes, the Morley Scratch Night is for you. Following the success of their inaugural Create Scratch Refine Repeat competition, Morley College is hosting another scratch night in March 2016 aimed at theatre companies taking new work …

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The Owl and Cat Theatre seeking submissions

The Owl and Cat are currently accepting script submissions from playwrights to be produced by The Owl and Cat Theatre as part of their second season 2016, Melbourne Australia (www.owlandcat.com.au). Submission Guidelines: -MUST be in pdf format ONLY -Plays should be 50min-70min in length. -Should explore contemporary themes. -Should be provocative, thought provoking and confronting in nature. …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 22 January 2016

  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 & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (no deadline). Want to be sure you never …

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Creativity for Scriptwriters – 1 day course with Phil Shelley

CREATIVITY FOR SCRIPTWRITERS 1 day course London Saturday Feb 7th 2016 A course for scriptwriters in all media – TV, film, radio, theatre – designed to help you generate exciting ideas and characters, and give your creativity a boost with a day of fun, stimulating writing exercises. Run by TV drama script editor, producer and …

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