Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 22 September 2017

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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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Featured posts:

Introducing the Online Book Club for Playwrights

5 Playwrights Share The Plays You Need To Read Right Now

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

Are women writers making themselves invisible?

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Itch + Scratch theatre seeking shorts on theme of ‘Great’ Britain

From the Archive of our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear:  “I’m struggling to finish my first play, should I just give up?”

Opportunities with deadlines:

New Wolsey Theatre’s PULSE Festival Opens Submissions for Testing Ground 2018 – Deadline: 22 September 2017

Tamasha Playwrights seeking full-length scripts – Deadline: 25 September 2017

Woman SRSLY launches open call for proposals – Deadline: 28 September 2017

Graphic Short Story prize 2017 (£1000 prize) – Deadline: 29 September 2017

Hammond House accepting scripts for screenwriting competition (£10 entry fee) – Deadline: 30 September 2017

Heretic Productions seeking monologues for production at the Arcola Theatre – Deadline: 30 September 2017

Traverse Theatre seeking scripts for annual open submission window – Deadline: 30 September 2017

Talawa Theatre Company seeking Black theatre-makers for Talawa Studio Firsts – Deadline: 30 September 2017

Red Dragonfly new playwriting competition 2017 open for submissions – Deadline: 1 October 2017

Graeae Theatre Company seeking BAME D/deaf & Disabled Writers – Deadline: 2 October 2017

Itch + Scratch theatre seeking shorts on theme of ‘Great’ Britain – Deadline: 2 October 2017

Full Disclosure Theatre seeking LGBTQ+ short plays for new writing night XPOSED – Deadline: 2 October 2017

Aberdeen Performing Arts seeking scripts for scratch night – Deadline: 2 October 2017

Caroline Aherne Bursary for Funny Northern Women now open for submissions – Deadline: 9 October 2017

Women’s Comedy Festival accepting applications (£50 prizes) – Deadline: 12 October 2017

Amper and Sand Publishers seeking short plays for publication – Deadline: 15 October 2017

Second Sons Theatre Company seeking shorts for new writing night – Deadline: 23 October 2017

Tron Theatre seeking applications for Mayfesto Award – Deadline: 23 October 2017

Bush Theatre accepting scripts through open submission window – Deadline: 31 October 2017

Congleton Players One-Act Plays Festival open for submissions (£150 prize) – Deadline: 30 November 2017

Theatrefullstop seeking shorts for pub theatre festival – Deadline: 1 December 2017

Ashland New Plays Festival (Oregon, $15  entry, $1500 prize) – Deadline: 31 December (or when they receive 400 submissions)

The Female Gaze seeking monologues about women in film – Deadline: 8 January 2018

Events and workshops:

Playwriting Workshops with John Burgess in Burgundy, France – 5-11 October 2017 & 9-14 November 2017

Playwriting Courses at The National Theatre (£500/£350 concessions cost) -19 September – 28 November 2017 & 22 September – 1 December 2017

Three day playwriting workshop with Simon Stephens in Andalucia  15 – 19 October 2017

6 week playwriting workshop with Lee Anderson at the Arcola (£85 cost) – 31 October – 5 December 2017

Writers’ Mutual writing group -currently taking place Wednesdays 11am- 1pm

Ongoing submissions:

Target Theatre Company seeking new plays for development – Deadline: None posted

Middle Child Theatre seeking scripts to commission – Deadline: None posted

Ugly Duck offering cheap rehearsal space in Docklands – next few months for Edinburgh Fringe– Deadline: None posted

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines– Deadline: None posted

Theatrefullstop in call out for bi-weekly podcast script submissions – Deadline: None posted.

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers – Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

London Poet seeking film makers to collaborate with – Deadline: none

Edgemar Center for the Arts (Santa Monica) seeking new work for 2017 season – Deadline: none

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – Deadline: rolling

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – Deadline: rolling

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

Pokfulam Rd Productions looking for playwrights and creatives – Deadline: none posted

55 Kings Contemporary Theatre Productions looking for writers – Deadline: none posted

Plane Paper Theatre call out for plays – Deadline: none posted

Theatrelab seeking scripts to perform at ‘WordPlay’ at Bath Spa University – Deadline: none posted

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

Madam Renards Mini Fringe Festival Swindon open for applications from writers and performers – Deadline: none posted (festival takes place in 2016)

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: none (open submissions)

Poppy Seed – accepting submissions of 5 minute scripts for blog – Deadline: none posted

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