Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 28 September 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:

LPB Workshop: The Redrafting Programme – **LAST FEW PLACES REMAINING – BOOK NOW**

LPW Online Book Club: Look Back in Anger

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Plays Rough seeking writers for 24 hour play challenge

Pursued by a Bear: “Should I write short plays or full length?”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 25 Opportunities with September deadlines – Deadlines: various throughout September

Channel 4 Screenwriting Course accepting applications (from 7 September 2018)– Deadline: 28 September 2018 at 5pm

Blackshaw Theatre Company accepting submissions for The Scare Slam (deadline this Friday! – Deadline: 28 September 2018

Applications now open for Year 5 of Tamasha Playwrights – Deadline: 28 September 2018 at midday

Pentabus Theatre Young Writers’ Programme (16-25) – Deadline: 28 September 2018

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

The Questors Theatre seeking short plays on theme of ‘online revenge‘ – Deadline: 30 September 2018

Robin Hood Theatre announce new script submission window -Deadline: 30 September 2018

The Guinea Pig Lab seeking one-woman shows (Kansas) -Deadline: 30 September 2018

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

Down Stage Right: New Writing Night for Devon and Cornwall Based Writers – Deadline: 30 September 2018

The Bruntwood Prize launches search for People’s Judge from the North West – Deadline: 1 October 2018

Noosa Arts Theatre Playwriting Competition open for entries – Deadline: 1 October 2018

Cast Iron Theatre seeking scripts for short play night on the theme of ‘eleven’ – Deadline: 5 October 2018

Cast Iron Theatre seeking scripts for short play night on the theme of ‘eleven’ – Deadline: 5 October 2018

Page to Stage Edinburgh open for submissions – Deadline: 5 October 2018

5 day Residential Arvon Playwriting Course: Two free places for young writers (18-29)  – Deadline: 5 October 2018

Rollem seeking young writers aged 18-27 based in the North of England – Deadline: 5 October 2018 at 23.59

Shorts @ The Canal seeking shorts for ‘The Twilight Hour’ season 2 – Deadline: 7 October 2018

Square Peg Scripts: playwriting opportunity for neurodivergent writers – Deadline: 10 October 2018

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

Mikrom Theatre Company Writers’ Scheme open for applications – Deadline: 12 October 2018

Writing East Midlands seeking lead writers for ‘The Elder Tree’ project (paid) – Deadline: 14 October 2018

Plays Rough seeking writers for 24 hour play challenge!– Deadline: 14 October 2018 at 10pm

Unfolded accepting submissions for new writing night at Southwark Playhouse – Deadline: 15 October 2018

Dancing Ledge Productions accepting applications for 2019 Writer in Residence (writers with one production credit & agency representation) – Deadline: 15 October 2018

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

At Sea Writers’ Residency open for applications from writers under 30 – Deadline: 15 October 2018

Newsjack open for submissions of radio sketches and one-liners – Deadline: various until 16 October 2018

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

Sharp Scratches seeking new writing for performance at Theatre N16 – Deadline: 18 October 2018

The Bi’an Award open for submissions from UK based writers of Chinese Heritage– Deadline: 26 October 2018

Deadman new writing night at The Mockingbird, Birmingham open for submisisons – Deadline: 26 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

Transition Stage company launch Enter Stage Right Competition (£10-£30 entry fee) – Deadline: 19 November 2018

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

RSL’s Literature Matters Awards call for proposals– Deadline 5 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

Green Curtain Theatre seeking one act plays on the theme of ‘breaking away‘ – Deadline: 28 February 2019

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

Events and workshops:

BBC Writersroom Workshop at the BBC Contains Strong Language Festival, Hull – open for bookings – 29 September 2018

LPB Workshop: From Stage to Screen – Date: 29 September 2018

Playwriting at the Pit at the Cockpit Theatre – Starts 10 October 2018

LPB Workshop: The Redrafting Programme – Starts 13 October 2018

Black Writers Conference 2018 – Date: 13 October 2018

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

Online workshops and resources: 

Stagedoor App Podcast (Bridget Minamore and Chris Campbell of the Royal Court’s Literary Office)

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

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia

LPB Summer Sessions: Overcoming writers’ block (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: How to write a monologue (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: Promoting yourself as a writer (online workshops)

LPB: The Redrafting Toolkit

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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