Month: March 2019

Chichester Festival Theatre Seeking Applications for Script Lab

CFT’s Script Lab will take participants through a workshopping process in which your short play is honed, refined and finally performed in a script-in-hand reading by two professional actors. Course Tutor Lucy Flannery will lead you through a series of exercises to sharpen your playwriting skills. Participants will look at structure, dialogue, sub-text, tension and …

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Opportunities Weekly Roundup: 29 March 2019

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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The OSO seeking new plays for Barnes Fringe Festival

The OSO is looking to develop and staged two new plays to be presented at the Barnes Fringe Festival in July. What they are looking for: full-length, original works, either from companies or plays that have a director and actors in mind – although they ask that they’ve not previously been staged for longer than …

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Tamasha Masterclass: Introduction to Playwriting with Fin Kennedy

This one-day workshop for beginners aims to introduce some basic principles of dramatic storytelling, and demystify some key terms. What is the difference between Story, Plot and Narrative? Or between Objective and Motivation? Why is character Action important and how is it built up to generate interesting and unexpected Events? With reference to professional texts …

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Play Submissions Helper: 30 opportunities with April deadlines

Play Submissions Helper have published their monthly roundup of opportunities, featuring those with deadlines April 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 April 2019 …

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The High Sheriff’s Cheshire Prize for Literature 2019 – Scriptwriting: open for entries (Cheshire writers)

The 2019 Prize for Literature will be awarded for an original and previously unpublished playscript for theatre, radio or television no more than 15 minutes in length. The first stage though is the submission of a one-page treatment between 500-800 words. 12 of these submissions will be commissioned to produce the 15 minute playscript. Four …

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Metamorph Theatre seeking submissions for ‘Pick and Mixed Plays’

Metamorph Theatre is looking for new artists to write or devise for its upcoming night ‘Picked and Mixed Plays’. This is an opportunity for writers/emerging artists to showcase their work. Their previous two nights of short shows have been at the Arcola Theatre main house. Seven shows will be ‘picked’ that are uniquely ‘mixed’. Please send …

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Abergavenny Writing Festival – BBC Writersroom Wales Event ‘Can I Write a TV Script?’

Ever considered writing for screen? This exclusive session with BBC Writersroom Wales will explore the key elements needed to create a standout TV script, including investigation into character, structure, dialogue and genre along with what producers look for in speculative scripts. The session is for anyone with an interest in screenwriting regardless of experience. New writers will …

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Opportunities – Pick of the Week: The Upsetters seeking submissions from writers of colour for their short play night

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: The Upsetters seeking submissions from writers of colour for their short play night Description: The …

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BBC Writersroom: Script Room Comedy 2019 (submission window opens 1 April)

BBC Writersroom’s regular window for unsolicited scripts is open between 10am on Monday 1st April 2019 and 5pm on Monday 29th April 2019 for Comedy scripts (TV, film, radio, stage or online). Before considering making a submission, you will need to read the information on their website carefully. Submissions that do not meet the criteria or are in …

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