Month: December 2016

Egbert-Rodden Awards offers $100 prize to encourage new work

LPB was contacted by the  Egbert-Rodden Writing Awards aimed at encouraging writers to create new work. You could win a a $100 prize through the Dan I Rodden Jr Play Award. What to submit:  Plays must be at least 75 minutes in length. Subject matter is open but excessive violence, language, abusive or sexual content will be rejected. Submissions for the …

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Applications open for Changing Face’s Dare to Dream evening

Applications are open from Brixton-based Changing Face theatre company for short 10-15 minute plays for its Dare to Dream evening. The evening of new short plays will take place at the Arcola Theatre Studio 1 on  26 February 2017. What to submit:  The company is looking for short plays/extracts about new adventures, hopes, dreams and our …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 30 December 2016

Want to help support LPB this holiday season? Check out our gift guide and do your Amazon shopping via our links! 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 …

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Opportunities: Pick of the Week – 503Five Writers Residency Scheme

Want to help support LPB this holiday season? Check out our gift guide and do your Amazon shopping via our links! 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 …

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One-act plays sought for Kenneth Branagh Award at Windsor Fringe 2017 (£10 fee, £500 prize)

Amateur playwrights are invited to submit unpublished 30 minute  one-act plays for the Kenneth Branagh Award. Three winning scripts will be selected for performances during the Windsor Fringe Festival in October 2017. One of the three scripts will be chosen for the £500 prize, judged on the writing only. Scripts will be evaluated by readers …

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Bechdel Testing Life Scratch Night seeking conversation submissions

On 21 January 2017, Theatre Delicatessen chase away the post-Christmas blues with a festive drink or 2, at their Scratch Night of Conversations by Bechdel Theatre. (Tickets to the event are available here.) The confirmed Directors include: Blythe Stewart (Southwark Playhouse, The Bunker Theatre) Suzette Coon (Southwark Playhouse) Floriana Dezou (Rewrite Theatre) Nastazja Domaradzka (No Offence Theatre) It’s not too …

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LGBT history month call out for historical drama proposals

LGBT History Month is putting out a call for proposals for OUTing The Past Festival Theatre for 2017-19. It is looking for  creatives who can work with academics to create historical drama to be performed  at LGBT History Month festivals across the UK. Stephen Hornby, LGBT History Month’s National Festival Theatre co-ordinator, says: “We’re building …

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‘Ouch! ‘BBC wants your true disability stories for live event

‘Ouch‘ runs the disability part of the BBC and a podcast with a focus on disabled people and diverse stories. It wants your stories of relationships for a live event. It is looking for surprising, funny and engaging tales of friendship, dating and love – unrequited or otherwise – that you could tell on stage. You must …

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Spring 2017 Workshops from London Playwrights’ Blog

**Please note: we are no longer taking bookings for our Spring Workshops** Is 2017 the year you’ll finally crack that structure problem? Discover a whole new side of your voice as a writer? Or get the funding that will see your play produced? At London Playwrights’ Blog, we’re already gearing up for 2017, and hope we can …

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