Month: February 2019

The Search For Blue presents ‘Hello my name is… Festival’ – submissions now open!

Hello, my name is… festival is a week-long theatre festival in June 2019 for the socially and politically underrepresented. The festival is produced in conjunction with CentrE17, located in Waltham Forest, London’s Borough of Culture for 2019. “We want to champion the silent scream, the urgent, untold and frustratingly absent voices in London theatre. If …

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Cast Iron Shorts Competition open for submissions of short stories on the theme of ‘sanctuary’

 Cast Iron Shorts Competition is now open! They are seeking short stories of 1,500 words. The winning 6 stories will be read live on stage at the Cast Iron Shorts event at Sweet Werks, Brighton in June. They are looking for fresh, exciting prose that explores the theme of ‘sanctuary’. Full rules (in their words):  1. The competition is …

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Live Theatre: Future of playwriting discussion

How does theatre reflect who we are and where we are going? What are the stories of tomorrow and how will we tell them? Playwrights Vinay Patel writer of An Adventure, The Bush, Sticks & Stones, Paines Plough & Theatr Clwyd, Dr Who BBC Worldwide and Murdered by My Father, BBC Three, Chris Bushwriter of The Assassination of Katie Hopkins, Theatr Clwyd, Pericles, National Theatre and Steel, …

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Broken Silence Theatre accepting submissions for ‘Voices from Home’ (South East writers)

Broken Silence Theatre are hugely excited to announce that submissions are now open for the third edition of Voices From Home, their platform for emerging writers from the South East of England! Following two previous sold out editions at the Old Red Lion Theatre, Volume 3 will be staged this Spring/Summer! Full submission guidelines:  Open …

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Playwrights’ Studio Scotland: Born to Write – An Introduction to Playwriting with Simon MacCallum

Get to know your way around a playwright’s toolkit with this informative and practical workshop on the nuts and bolts of writing a play, from structure and conflict to characterisation and dialogue. Get some answers to those pressing questions, “who needs stage directions anyway?” and, “how much exposition is too much exposition?” Born to Write is …

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The Old Vic 12: Free Workshops

The Old Vic 12 are a company of some of the most exciting theatre talent across writing, directing, producing, composition, movement and design. Selected from over 1,00 applicants, they will spend a year working with The Old Vic to develop three bold new plays and will also host a series of free workshops. These events will …

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Thousand Films New Writers’ Contest open for submissions from female writers

Thousand Films and Sid Gentle Films are looking for the best undiscovered female television writers in the UK and Ireland. In their first year their focus is to find female writers for television. If you have a Script for a first episode of a drama or comedy and you don’t have agency representation, then you …

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The Scenic Route: Creating Theatre Lab

As part of their platform to provide accessible opportunities to nurture new talent, The Scenic Route presents an intensive practical workshop exploring how to create original theatre collaboratively from scratch. Through a series of masterclasses, practical exercises and rehearsals the group will investigate a range of techniques involved in devising a cross-disciplinary piece which brings …

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Play Submissions Helper: 41 opportunities with March deadlines

Play Submissions Helper have published their monthly roundup of opportunities, featuring those with deadlines in March 2019. As usual, we’ve already picked and posted the ones we’ve found most relevant (most of these are based in the US), but you can click through to peruse the whole list of playwriting opportunities. Deadline: various throughout March 2019 

Opportunities – Pick of the Week: #WriteHacks

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: #WriteHacks kicks off this Friday! Description: Our latest members’ initiative comes in the form of  #WriteHacks, a series …

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