Month: March 2016

Introduction To Playwriting And Engaging With Theatre503

Introduction To Playwriting And Engaging With Theatre503 with Steve Harper and Tom Latter Saturday 30 April from 10.30am – 4.30pm Got a great idea bubbling away in your head but not sure how to get it down on paper? Want to gain an exciting insight into the world of playwriting and what makes a script …

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Doughnut Productions seeking writers for Camden Fringe performance

Doughnut Productions is looking to hire writers for a new writing night that will be performed during the Camden Fringe 10 year celebration in August. They will be using the Cockpit Theatre as a venue and are looking for two writers to write a 20 minute play each that is based on the Subject of being Trapped. Application …

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Play Submissions Helper – 53 playwriting competitions with April+ deadlines

Play Submissions Helper has just published their monthly roundup of opportunities, featuring those with deadlines in April 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

Instinct Theatre seeking full-length scripts

Instinct Theatre is a London theatre company who are looking for new, full length play scripts to produce. They champion new writing, produce topical work and aim to reach out to people who might not consider themselves conventional theatre goers. This opportunity gives writers a chance to workshop and develop their play with professional actors …

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Opportunities: Our Pick of the Week – Litmus Fest at the Pleasance Theatre

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: Litmus Fest at the Pleasance Theatre Description: Every August the Pleasance Theatre decamps to Edinburgh, and this year they’ll be running …

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BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers

The Postroom is where the BFI’s NET.WORK executives meet new talent. It’s the place to show your work and enhance your profile. They’re here to nurture, strengthen and engage with the best talent. If you’re a new filmmaker – or even if you’ve engaged with the NET.WORK before – this is an opportunity to share your …

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Page to Stage seeking 10 minute submissions (last minute opp!)

Page to Stage comprises directed, rehearsed readings of new theatre scripts, with feedback from an industry panel. It’s a bi-monthly event at The Horse & Stables in central London.  Writers are encouraged to submit scripts of 10 minutes – either a self-contained piece or an excerpt from a longer play. 4 scripts are chosen. A cast breakdown …

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Pleasance Theatre seeking applications for Litmus Fest

The Pleasance is launching Litmus Fest a new annual RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT festival at Pleasance Islington. During the month of August, the Pleasance relocates to Edinburgh to run our 23 performance spaces at the Festival Fringe, so often London becomes a maintenance hub. This year they would like it to become a hive of R&D activity …

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Grin Theatre seeking LGBTQI scripts for performance

Grin Theatre Company – the North West’s leading LGBTQI theatre company is looking for 30 minute upbeat LGBTQI scripts for this years annual Queertet festival at the end of July at The Lantern Theatre in Liverpool. How to apply:  Please submit (free of charge) your scripts to – info.grintheatre@gmail.com. Deadline:  25 April 2016 Source:  Playwriting …

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Pensive Federation seeking submissions for Significant Other Festival

The Pensive Federation will be launching  The Significant Other Festival, an original new writing festival in the north at the Oldham Coliseum. The performances will take place on Saturday May 14th 2016. 10 x 10 minute plays, 10 writers, 10 directors, 20 actors – all in 10 days 10 original works will be created around the theme “significant …

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