Month: February 2016

2016 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 was famous: …

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Play Submissions Helper – 61 playwriting competitions with March deadlines

Play Submissions Helper has just published their monthly roundup of opportunities, featuring those with deadlines in March 2016. As usual, we’ve already picked and posted the ones we’ve found most relevant (most of these are based in the US), but you can click through peruse the whole list of playwriting opportunities. Source:  Play Submissions Helper

Pursued By A Bear: “Playwrights make no money, should I do something else?”

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.    “I’ve heard playwrights earn hardly anything. Should I write screenplays or novels instead?” It’s easy to say we …

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BBC/ The Northern Film School seeking short film scripts

Do you write or would you like to write short film scripts? Have you ever wanted to see your short film made and screened for audiences? The Northern Film School is looking for a series of short films that students can make during their period of study. We need in the range of 16 compelling …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 26 February 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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University Women in the Arts – new scheme launched by MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London

MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins, the Women of the Future Programme and Writers at Work Productions announce new scheme for female students studying the arts The new MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins, the Women of the Future Programme and Writers at Work Productions, …

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Opportunities: Our Pick of the Week – Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize open for submissions (comedy)

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: Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize open for submissions (comedy) Description: The second Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize is now open for entries. …

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Cut Throat Theatre Company looking for scripts for Camden Fringe

ARE YOU A PLAYWRIGHT? Cut Throat Theatre Company are looking for a script to perform at this year’s Camden Fringe Festival – Could it be yours? Cut Throat Theatre Company comprises of Stephanie Gross and Emily French, both graduates of Middlesex University (2012). Having set up their own theatre company in early 2014 they are …

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Pursued By A Bear: “How do I know which competitions are worth my time?”

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.    “I read the roundup every week and it’s really useful to hear about the opportunities out there.  But I …

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TheatreCentre seeking writers for PSHE teaching pilot (paid)

Theatre Centre is piloting a new resource for PSHE teaching that uses audio dramas and an accompanying workshop to facilitate debate and learning on complex, sensitive issues concerning young people. They are currently seeking expressions of interest around four key themes: consent and sexual relationships, transition, mental health and online safety/responsibility. How to Apply Please download …

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