Month: May 2017

Hampstead Theatre launches Inspire: The Next Playwright Programme (age 18-25, £200 bursary)

The Hampstead Theatre is launching Inspire: The Next Playwright Programme, an opportunity for playwrights to develop their craft under the mentorship of award-winning playwright Roy Williams. Eligibility: No experience is necessary. Anyone aged between 18 and 25 inclusive on 1 September 2017 is eligible to apply. What you get:  Beginning in September 2017, the playwrights will …

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Opportunities – Pick of the Week: Full Circle Theatre launch new online radio playwriting festival for 2017

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: Full Circle Theatre launch new online radio playwriting festival for 2017 Description: Following the success of their …

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Ashland New Plays Festival (Oregon, $15 entry, $1500 prize)

ANPF’s flagship festival is an international playwright competition that culminates in the reading of four new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions by a cadre of volunteer readers. This unique and much-loved five-day festival in Ashland, Oregon, features professional actors from Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the community. The event includes rehearsals and two staged readings of each winning …

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LGBQT Arts Review seeking new work for ‘Raising our Voices’

Raising our Voices is  a new writing scheme to support LBTQ+ voices in getting to the staIt’s to bring more lesbian, trans, non-binary and intersectional LGBT+ voices to our stages, so they want to hear from people writing this work. It’s run by the LGBTQ Arts Review (lgbtqarts.com) How to apply: writers need to download and complete …

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School For Poets seeking writers and educators (paid)

*Disclaimer: this one is aimed at those with an interest/ experience in poetry, but we hope it’s of use to some of our readers! The school for Poets is a new learning platform for individuals looking to build careers as professional writers. We offer courses designed around a curriculum that is specifically designed to provide writers …

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Red Dragonfly new playwriting competition 2017 open for submissions

After a successful launch in February 2017, Red Dragonfly Productions in association with Grist to the Mill are running Taking Flight Festival 2018 and are looking for new and emerging writers from British East Asian, South Asian and South East Asian communities who are interested in contributing and sharing their contemporary and traditional stories. Successful …

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Lancaster Words Festival short film competition open for entries (under 25’s)

Calling all budding film makers! As part of the Lancaster Words festival in July they are holding a short-film competition which invites entrants to make a 5-minute film responding to Paul Muldoon’s short poem ‘The Weepies’* Entry to the competition is FREE and there will be a showing of the prize-winning films during the festival on Friday 7th …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 26 May 2017

Want to help support LPB without spending any extra cash? Check out our ‘Gifts & Gear’ series 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 …

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The John Retallack Playwriting Course (Oxford, £2500)

Applications are now open for a brand new playwriting course in central Oxford, taught by Olivier Award-winning playwright and director John Retallack. It is a new professional course that covers every aspect of writing a play and, over 30 weekly 2-hour sessions and 3 day-long workshops between September and June, asks a selected group of …

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Opportunities – Pick of the Week: Threadbare Theatre’s playwriting competition seeking plays set in a pub

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: Threadbare Theatre’s playwriting competition seeking plays set in a pub Description: Threadbare Theatre is launching its playwriting …

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