Month: March 2017

Jennifer Farmer playwriting course at Bishopsgate Institute (£134-£178)

Jennifer Farmer’s Playwriting course is from Monday 08 May-Monday 19 June at the Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate , London EC2M 4QH. About the course: Jennifer Farmer says: “Playwriting is a vibrant avenue for creative writers to explore, and this course will introduce you to the critical and practical skills needed to produce works for the stage. You will discover how …

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Naiad Productions first Scratch Night seeks shorts inspired by Federico Fellini

Naiad Productions has announced its first Scratch Night at the Old Red Lion on 21-22 May 2017. Its Master Directors Series THE 5 Vitelloni ( Federico Fellini) is inspired by the most influential filmmakers of all time. This time it is Federico Fellini. NP is looking for 5 writers and 5 directors who want to be challenged into staging …

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Playwrights Toolbox workshop with Paul Kalburgi at Bread & Roses

Playwrights Toolbox with Paul Kalburgi                                                               Friday 16th June (10-6) Bread & Roses Theatre,  68 Clapham Manor St, Clapham, London, SW4 6DZ. Playwrights Toolbox with Paul Kalburgi (1-day …

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Tamasha seeks diverse shorts for comedy scratch night at Soho Theatre

Applications are open for writers to submit short scripts for Tamasha’s next scratch night, a collaboration with Soho Theatre to find the best diverse new comedy writing talent. Tamasha says: “We’re not looking for stand-up routines – but short plays, sketches or scenes for up to four actors. Scripts which fearlessly take on the extraordinary …

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Free Tawala workshops for emerging black creatives (book now for 8 April)

Are you an artist looking for ways to grow your artform? Tawala has announced a free programme of creative activity as part of Talawa MAKE. Tawala says: “This is a call for emerging b”lack playwrights, actors, theatre makers, directors, dancers, artists and photographers across London to grow their craft with Talawa Theatre Company in association with Camden …

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Old Vic offering free rehearsal space to Edinburgh Fringe creatives – deadline Monday 3 April

The Old Vic is offering free rehearsal space for Edinburgh Fringe creatives and the deadline is in three days – Monday 3 April. The Old Vic says of its Old Vic Edinburgh Lab: “During the last year The Old Vic has connected with over 1,000 artists by giving 3,000 hours of free rehearsal space at The …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 31 March 2017

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Opportunities – Pick of the Week: Nick Darke Award 2017 open for submissions (£6000 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: Nick Darke Award 2017 open for submissions (£6000 prize) Description:  Established in 2006 to celebrate the …

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Chance to win Geoffrey Whitworth trophy for one-act festival play

Have you had a one act play performed at a festival? If so you could be in line for the Geoffrey Whitworth trophy which is awarded annually to an original play, debuting in the UK’s one-act play festivals. Plays must have been part of festivals organised by All England Theatre Festival, Association of Ulster Drama Festivals, Drama …

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Pint-Sized Plays sought for pub performance in Tenby Festival Week (£5.50 entry/ win a pint pot/ publication)

The 2017 Pint-Sized Plays Writing Competition is open. Organisers are looking for scripts capable of being staged in a pub with a running time of between 5 and 10 minutes, with two or three characters only and with minimal additional props. Six  winning plays will be performed in selected pubs in Pembrokeshire during Tenby Festival week. The …

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