Month: November 2016

Opportunities: Pick of the Week – BBC Writersroom 12 for Drama

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BBC Writersroom Script Room 12 opens soon for Drama submissions

BBC Writersroom’s regular window for unsolicited scripts is open between 10am on Friday 9th December 2016 and 5pm on Monday 9th January 2017 for Drama scripts (TV, film, radio, stage or online). What to submit:  Writers will be asked to submit: 1 drama script of at least 30 minutes / pages in length for TV, Film, …

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Prime Cut announce The EU Collective Plays Playwriting competition (Belfast)

The EU Collective Plays Playwriting competition is in memory of Matteo Latino, an Italian playwright, actor and director who acquired a solid reputation in the Italian theatre community for his innovative and unconventional exploration of the issues related to his generation. “Matteo was a true researcher who was never tired of experimenting with the conflation …

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Sky Or The Bird seeking submissions of short pieces for ‘RAW’

Call out for artists who use words. Are you a playwright? Poet? Musician? Comedian? Or do you use words in brilliant ways? RAW – Reality As Written – plays Hackney Picturehouse 12th January. They are offering ten minute slots and 25 minutes to the headliner. How to apply:  Send your scripts, Vimeo, and SoundCloud links …

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Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Programme open to writers who have attended Arvon course (free)

The Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Programme is once again open for applications from writers who attended an Arvon course or retreat in 2015 or 2016. Now in its eighth year, the programme is run in partnership with Jerwood Charitable Foundation, and will take on twelve talented, emerging writers, who will be mentored for one year by an …

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Course for teenage playwrights in Walthamstow (age 11-16, £75 fee, bursaries avail.)

The Soho Theatre has been running its Theatremakers project for two years, working in partnership with Slap Haddock a Walthamstow-based theatre company. If you’re 11-16 years old, this 10 week Theatremakers course gives you the opportunity to meet and collaborate with other young artists, leading to a live performance of the work you’ve made together. Dates: Theatremakers runs …

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Fizzy Sherbet seeking short plays by women writers

Fizzy Sherbet is looking for short plays by women writers to be presented in a rehearsed reading at Hackney Attic, London on 24th January 2017. The event will be directed by Lily McLeish. How to apply: please send plays to fizzysherbet@post.com, quoting title and your name in the subject line. Deadline: 14 December 2016 Source: Playwriting …

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Sussex Playwriting Competition seeking 30 minute radio thrillers (£7 fee)

Playwrights from anywhere are invited to enter Sussex Playwrights competition to write a 30-minute thriller/mystery radio drama for two to six actors. What you get:  You could win a rehearsed “script-in-hand” reading with a discussion before an audience of members, writers’ family and friends and a recording of your reading. First prize £150 Second prize …

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Optik seeking scripts for 2017 Richmond upon Thames Festival

Optik and director Barry Edwards are running a new theatre writing event at the 2017 Richmond upon Thames Festival. They plan to feature three to four unperformed original scripts in a fully rehearsed staged reading with professional cast. In their own words: “The setting will be formally theatrical but intimate and the audience likely to …

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2017 From Page To Stage Festival open for musical theatre submissions

FROM PAGE TO STAGE is a festival of new musical theatre dedicated to showcasing un-produced work and work in development to an audience to garner feedback and create new opportunities for the artistes involved. The fifth annual FROM PAGE TO STAGE festival has been invited to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s newest theatre The Other Palace.   …

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