Month: February 2017

After School Club looking for plays about lives of young people for debut new writing event

The After School Club are a brand new theatre company looking for a gem of a play to make their debut. The After School Club says this is a “great opportunity to have your work produced. “We are a new writing theatre company that aim to tackle challenging themes and bring controversial subject matters to the forefront …

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London Short Film Festival open for 2018 submissions (entry fee $6.50- $38)

While not strictly for playwrights this may be of interest to all you creatives out there… The London Short Film Festival is looking for submissions as it returns for it’s 15th anniversary from 5-14 January 2018. LSFF says it accepts both UK and international submissions “presenting a diverse and confrontational programme that holds up a mirror …

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Bruntwood Prize 2017 announces free online workshop programme

The Bruntwood Prize – the biggest playwriting competition in the UK – has announced its 2017 live online workshop programme, which should help you get your scripts ready before the June deadline. Bruntwood says: “We’re pleased to announce our 2017 live online workshop programme, and for the first time we will offer three international workshops in Australia, India and …

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Master Raconteur scriptwriting workshop with National Theatre playwright Simon Vinnicombe (£40)

Master Raconteur is running a day workshop with National Theatre playwright Simon Vinnicombe covering dramatic action, scene writing and structure. Master Raconteur is a non for profit organisation offering writer training. Its remit is to give people access to industry professionals at the cheapest price possible. About the playwright: Simon Vinnicombe began his career with the Royal Court’s Young …

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University Women in the Arts – mentoring competition with fashion company TOAST

University Women in the Arts is running a mentoring competition for women who want to run an arts business with fashion company TOAST. Five students will receive six months mentoring from the company. For more information and to join the mailing list to be kept informed of future events please go to: www.universitywomeninthearts.com What to …

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Secret Hour Theatre seeks shorts on subject of ‘secrets’ for Camden Fringe

Secret Hour Theatre are looking for 15 minute duologues and monologues for Secrets, a new writing night taking place at the Camden Fringe 2017. The duologues/monologues must respond to the theme: Secrets. Secrets will showcase four unique pieces of new writing. Each piece should reveal an important secret about the character(s). How, when and why this …

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University Women in the Arts in International Women’s Day event for female students wanting to work in the arts

University Women in the Arts has announced a day long International Women’s Day event for female students wanting to work in the arts in the UK. The free event will take place in London from 3-8pm on 2 March. It offers students a chance to benefit from the advice of some of the women leading the way …

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Three day playwriting workshop with Simon Stephens in Andalucia

A three  day playwriting workshop with award-winning playwright Simon Stephens  will take place in Andalucia, Spain, this October. Simon Stephens is an English playwright. Having taught on the Young Writers’ Programme at the Royal Court Theatre for many years, he is now an artistic associate at the Lyric Hammersmith. He is the inaugural Associate Playwright of Steep …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 24 February 2017

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Opportunities – Pick of the Week: 2017 Papatango New Writing Prize

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: 2017 Papatango New Writing Prize Description:  The Papatango New Writing Prize  offers a winning writer a four …

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