Month: August 2017

Opportunities – Pick of the Week: Women’s Comedy Festival accepting applications (£50 prizes)

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: Women’s Comedy Festival accepting applications (£50 prizes) Description: The Women in Comedy Writing Festival have announced a …

Opportunities – Pick of the Week: Women’s Comedy Festival accepting applications (£50 prizes) Read More »

Salon Pictures open call for first-time filmmakers

Salon Pictures have launched their initiative Debut 2, an open call for first-time feature film makers. They are looking for high-concept ideas, novel ways of expression, and a fresh approach. First-time feature filmmakers are invited to pitch ideas for a high-concept, fiction feature film. The winning project will be fully financed and produced at a budget …

Salon Pictures open call for first-time filmmakers Read More »

Cardboard Citizens: Introduction to Forum Theatre Masterclass (£450 – £552 cost)

Cardboard Citizens is renowned as being one of the world’s leading Forum Theatre companies, and they are running a 5 day intensive Forum Theatre course led by their artistic director Adrian Jackson. In their words: “Participants will learn how to devise a Forum Theatre piece and how to conduct a public Forum session. The week …

Cardboard Citizens: Introduction to Forum Theatre Masterclass (£450 – £552 cost) Read More »

How To Create New Work: A Chat with Sam Sedgman of the NT Podcast

Ever wondered how the NT decides what plays to put on? And how a new writer finds a home for their work? Read our Q&A with Sam Sedgman to find out…  Theatre is not just something that occurs within the four walls of the auditorium, and often means more than just being a nice evening out …

How To Create New Work: A Chat with Sam Sedgman of the NT Podcast Read More »

Aberdeen Performing Arts seeking scripts for scratch night

Aberdeen Performing Arts are seeking script for their next Scratch Night. The theme is Trick or Treat and they are looking for new scripts, new music and spoken word that delves into the realms of the unexplained, the unknown and the most haunted. They welcome scripts from Scotland, the UK and internationally. Scripts are chosen primarily based on …

Aberdeen Performing Arts seeking scripts for scratch night Read More »

Are women writers making themselves invisible?

For Women’s Equality Day, LPB is re-running this post from last year’s Dark Horse Festival, which was our most shared post of 2016.   After the post went live, we saw a huge uptick in submissions from female writers. In fact, we ended the submission period with roughly equal submissions from male and female writers. …

Are women writers making themselves invisible? Read More »

Birmingham Rep 2018 applications now open

Birmingham Repertory Theatre‘s acclaimed artist development scheme, REP Foundry, is now accepting applications for the 2018 programme. They are looking for emerging theatre practitioners from across the Midlands who wish to establish themselves as creatives, and will support artists through workshops, making and sharing work and professional mentoring. This year REP Foundry will offer exciting new theatre …

Birmingham Rep 2018 applications now open Read More »

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 25 August 2017

Want to support LPB? Become a member! 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 posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline). …

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 25 August 2017 Read More »

What Bush Theatre’s ‘How It Ended’ Taught Me About Writing Experimental Theatre

Ever been afraid to write a play actively involving an audience? Or to have actors break character? Editor Jennifer Richards caught up with Hannah Khalil after the performance of her play ‘How It Ended’, who shares her best advice for creating experimental theatre. The Experiment: An Audience Member’s View I feel like I should start …

What Bush Theatre’s ‘How It Ended’ Taught Me About Writing Experimental Theatre Read More »

Bush Theatre accepting scripts through open submission window

The Bush Theatre have opened their 2017 script submission window, and are looking for your full-length unsolicited scripts. The Bush Theatre is committed to discovering the best new plays from playwrights who may be unknown to then and therefore seek unsolicited submissions from playwrights in dedicated script windows. In their words: “The Bush Theatre exists …

Bush Theatre accepting scripts through open submission window Read More »