Month: January 2017

Falling Pennies call out for ‘lost and found’ new writing night

Falling Pennies is holding its fourth new writing show ”On The Night” and is looking for writers to submit a 10-15 minute scene on the theme of “lost & found”, The night will be at 7.30pm on a Sunday this March (TBC) at The Arcola Theat What to submit: A 10-15 minute scene on the …

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The Significant Other Festival open for submissions

The Significant Other Festival is an annual festival of 10, 10 minute plays created in just 10 days.  The festival runs in London and Manchester. This year the 6th Significant Other Festival is at The Vaults Theatre in London with performances from 14-18 March 2017. Applications are now open for writers, actors and directors. 10 writers will create …

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Applications open for membership of The Writers Club ( £75 termly fee)

The Writers Club is a unique club for playwrights, where writers come together to develop their scripts, learn, share and inspire. In association with Directors Cut Theatre Company. Workshops are run by artistic director Heather Ward who has an MA in Theatre Directing, studied playwriting in her BA degree and was the co-artistic director of …

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Play Submissions Helper – 37 playwriting competitions with February deadlines

Play Submissions Helper has just published their monthly roundup of opportunities, featuring those with deadlines in February 2017. 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 to peruse the whole list of playwriting opportunities. Deadline: Various throughout February Source:  Play Submissions Helper

Omnibus Literary Festival seeks novel adaptions for night of new work

Omnibus are looking for submissions for the annual Omnibus Literary Festival. Taking as inspiration the site’s former life as the Old Library, Omnibus are looking for playwrights who have an adaptation of a novel to be part of an evening showcasing new work. What you get: Selected pieces will receive rehearsal time with professional actors …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-Up: 27 January 2017

Want to help support LPB this? Check out our new series ‘Gifts & Gear’ 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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2017 Bruntwood Prize open for submissions (cash prize + development)

The Bruntwood Prize – the biggest playwriting competition in the UK, both in terms of number of submissions and prize money – has been launched, so time to get your scripts ready before the June deadline. The biennial Bruntwood Prize is organised by The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester and property company Bruntwood.  It is open to all playwrights aged 16 and …

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Brave New World seeks shorts on theme of Legacy for ‘Slam’ new writing night

Brave New World is open for submissions for five minute pieces for a new writing night on the theme of Legacy on Friday 31 March at Slam in King’s Cross. Theme:  Brave New World says after a year of high-profile deaths in 2016 Legacy will explore the aftermath. In their own words: “Having waved goodbye to Obama from …

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Art of Redrafting your play: 2-day National Theatre course (£100/£80)

Playwriting The Art of Redrafting with Jemma Kennedy and Tanya Ronder Saturday 4 February and Sunday  5 February, 10.30am-4.30pm John Lyon Education Studio,  National Theatre Studio,  83 -101 The Cut,  London, SE1 8LL. About the course: This two-day course with playwrights Tanya Ronder and Jemma Kennedy will set out a practical approach to redrafting your play. …

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Writers Avenue Theatre Company wants six degrees of separation scripts (writers aged 18-30)

The Writers Avenue Theatre Company is open to writers aged 18-30 who would like the opportunity to develop work and showcase it in front of an audience including top industry professionals. It is looking for scripts on the theme: Six degrees: It’s a small world. The playwright, Frigyes Karinthy, was the first to bring forth the 6 …

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