Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 3 August 2018

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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:

Summer Sessions: Online Workshops from LPB this August!

LPB event: How to shape inspiration into an idea

LPB Event: How to take your story from stage to screen

LPW Online Book Club: A Raisin in the Sun

Our latest opportunities Pick pf the Week: LPB Summer Sessions: Overcoming writers’ block (online workshop)

Pursued by a Bear: “Am I too old to become a playwright?”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

 

The Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Playwrights’ Programme open for applications (Liverpool Writers) – Deadline: 3 August 2018

The Lancaster Playwriting Prize open for submissions (BAMER writers/ North West)– Deadline: 22 June 2018 5 August 2018

Facio Workshops call out for Drama and creative facilitators – Deadline: 6 August 2018

Little Pieces of Gold seeking shorts for new writing night – Deadline: 10 August 2018

Southwark Playhouse seeking writing workshop facilitators (paid) – Deadline: 10 August 2018

The Arden School of Theatre seeking 3 minutes scenes for actor showreels – Deadline: 10 August 2018

Bashir Theatre seeking short scenes and monologues – Deadline: 12 August 2018

Yale Drama Series seeking scripts for competition (submissions open 1 June!) – Deadline: 15 August 2018

Last Word seeking new writing for Side Swipe at the White Bear – Deadline: 15 August 2018

Bench Theatre One Act play competition open for submissions – Deadline: 17 August 2018

Angel on the Corner accepting submissions for new theatre project – Deadline: 17 August 2018

The Write Hour Podcast call out for scripts – Deadline: 19 August 2018

Applications for VAULT Festival now open – Deadline: 24 August 2018 at 6pm

W&M Productions seeking kids’ plays for ‘Trick or Treat’ night– Deadline: 24 August 2018

Little Wonder Short Radio Plays competition open for entries – Deadline: 30 August 2018

People’s Play Award open to writers from the North of England (£1000 prize) – Deadline: 31 August 2018

WGGB: Olwen Wymark Awards open for entries – Deadline: 31 August 2018

Traverse Theatre submission window (opens 1 August)– Deadline: 1 September 2018

Independent International Award for Improper Dramaturgy «Neem-2018» (2000 ruble prize) – Deadline: 1 September 2018

Graeae’s Write to Play comes to South West England! – Deadline: 3 September 2018

Caspa Arts seeking 10-15 minute scripts for new writing night – Deadline: 9 September 2018

Shifft Script Lab open for applications (female and non-binary* screenwriters in Wales) – Deadline:15 September 2018

David Higham Associates – open day for fiction writers from under-represented backgrounds – Deadline: 17 September 2018

Chaos Theory seeking new plays for 2019 (under 25’s) – Deadline: 30 September 2018

Pheobus Fire call for scripts on theme of ‘women’s empowerment’ – Deadline: 30 September 2018

The Creative Screenwriting Screenplay Contest open for entries (entry fee, cash prizes) – Deadline: 10 October 2018

LegalAliens seeking short plays on the theme of ‘Migrations: Harbour Europe – Deadline: 15 October 2018

Farnham Maltings accepting applications for grant scheme (18-25) – Deadline: 18 October 2018

New Plays for Young Audiences seeking new scripts for 2019 season– Deadline: 31 October 2018

Theatre Uncut and Young Vic launch UK’s first major political playwriting award – Deadline: 1 November (submissions open on 1 September)

Ink19 festival accepting submissions (East Anglia writers only) – Deadline: 5 November 2018

The Book Pipeline seeking source material to adapt ($65 entry, $10,000 prize) – Deadline: 15 November 2018

Theatrefullstop accepting submissions for Pub Theatre Festival – Deadline: 1 December 2018

365 Women a Year Playwriting Project – Deadline: 31 December 2018

Dwell Time – Penistone Train Line Newspaper: seeking submissions – Deadline: 31 December 2018

Ashland New Plays Festival: International Playwriting Competition ($20 entry, $1500 prize) – Deadline :31 December or when they reach 400 submissions, whichever is sooner

Langham Court Theatre announces Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition ($45 entry) – Deadline: 29 March 2019

Events and workshops:

IMIS Screenwriting Bootcamp Webinar with Larissa Thomas – (Online, £18-£50)

Oplex Careers – Playwriting and Screenwriting Course (Online, £19) – Online

Royal Court announce series of workshops for women – Dates TBC

Bloomsbury Publishing: How to get your play published (view live stream of talk) – Online resource

Free writing workshops with Papatango’s GoWrite – Dates: various

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit – Online resource

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia – Ongoing, sign up any time

Writers’ Support Group (Manchester)– Mondays 6pm-8pm

Pinter On Screen: Power, Sex and Politics – at the BFI Southbank this July & August – Dates: various in July & August

Old Vic: Free Workshops for Theatre Artists of Tomorrow – Dates: various throughout August

LPB Summer Sessions: Overcoming writers’ block (online workshop) – Online/ Available from 3 August 2018 onwards

CAMP writing workshop with John Burgess (£1,119 – bursaries available) – Dates: 8-12 August 2018

Monobox Workshop: Creating memorable characters with Lisa Carroll – 14 August 2018

LPB Summer Sessions: How to write a monologue (online workshop) – Online/ Available: 17 August 2018

The Scenic Route: Creating Theatre Lab- open for applications – Starts 27 August 2018

LPB Summer Sessions: Promoting yourself as a writer (online workshops) – Online/ Available 31 August 2018

National Theatre Workshop: How to Begin Playwriting – Deadline for applications: 31 August 2018/ Starts 21 September 2018

National Theatre Workshop: How to Develop your Play with Suhayla El-Bushra – Deadline for applications: 31 August 2018/ Starts 18 September 2018

COMMON GROUND event at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow – Date: 6 September 2018

Scriptwriting workshop with Phillip Shelley & Scriva – Dates: 16-22 September 2018

Black Writers Conference 2018 – Date: 13 October 2018

Write Theatre playwriting course – Dates: 13-14 October 2018

Ongoing submissions:

Mate Productions accepting applications for Writers Collective – Deadline: None posted

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

The Questors Theatre Ealing accepting submissions for staged readings – Deadline: None posted

Sparks – HighTide’s new script submission process – Deadline: Weekly, follow them on Twitter for updates

Attic Theatre seeking musicals for 2019 tour – Deadline: None posted

React Scratch inviting writers to share work at monthly scratch night – Deadline: Rolling

Out of Joint launches Writers Room for London Uni Students: Submit your work to the London Student Drama Festivalplaywrights – Deadline: Rolling

Drama Notebook seeking short plays for kids and teens (paid) – Deadline: None posted

Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Play Production Programme – Deadline: Ongoing

Aurora Metro Books seeks British East Asian plays for publication – Deadline: Ongoing

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

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers – Deadline: ongoing

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

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

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

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)

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