Month: November 2018

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 30 November 2018

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). …

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Festive Gift Guide 2018 – The Best Gifts For Writers

It’s that time of year again: for the Christmas gift round up! Discover our selection of the best presents for writers… ‘Tis the season for mulled wine, Christmas films, carols, and trying to be more organised than last year and not leaving all of your shopping to Christmas Eve (gulp). Maybe your friend or family member …

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Four tips on how to write a historical play that still feels contemporary

Reflecting on her experience of writing ‘Dandelion‘, which is set in 1988 and centres around the impact of the homophobic law Section 28, guest writer Jennifer Richards discusses writing a play for a modern audience that isn’t about the modern at all.  Writing a play that’s not set in today’s world feels risky; with the idea …

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Optik Theatre: The Script Room – call out for scripts

The Script Room has a call out for original and unperformed scripts for its next event which takes place at the Workspace Studio Richmond upon Thames in March 2019. Work submitted can be on any theme and in any style. Plays can be of any running time, though we will discuss performing an extract of …

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The Director’s Cut hosting The Writer’s Club

The Writer’s Club is a unique club for playwrights, where writers come together to develop their scripts, learn, share and inspire. It takes place fortnightly on Saturdays 11am – 1pm or Monday evenings 6pm – 8pm at Calder Bookshop & Theatre, Waterloo, London. The next term starts in January, read more here. How to apply: …

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Stagescripts 10@10 Quest for 10 unsung plays by living UK-based writers

As part of their 10th year of operation as an independent publisher and licensing agent for play and musicals, Stage scripts seek to uncover 10 plays which have had at least one professional production and which deserve to be championed for a further life. The selected scripts will be featured in their catalogues. How to …

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Writing Scripted Comedy with Chris Neilan – a one day workshop (Manchester)

This is a  full day practical workshop were you will be asked to write and participate and share ideas. Why are some characters funnier than others? Why was Friends so much better in the first two seasons? Why don’t comedic characters have to have character arcs? Why are British and American comedies different – and …

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The Arcola Theatre accepting submissions for The Public Address

Stop and Search by Gabriel Gbadamosi opens the question of why a tactic aimed at policing drugs, violence and terrorism has grown into a flashpoint for wider, and deeper, flaws in a volatile and frightened social psyche. The Public Address looks to answer that question. Over two nights 16 new pieces will be brought to …

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