Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 30 November 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:

#WrAP is back for 2019! Write a play this January!

Four tips on how to write a historical play that still feels contemporary

Festive Gift Guide 2018 – The Best Gifts For Writers

LPB Members: Online Course – Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write

LPB Members’ Monologue Competition: Winning entries

LPW Online Book Club: The Effect

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Shorts @ The Canal – Love Shots call out

Pursued by a Bear: “I’m tired of being a starving artist”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

The Arcola Theatre accepting submissions for The Public Address – Deadline: currently accepting expressions of interest

Wales Writer in Residence (National Theatre Wales BBC Cymru Wales) – Deadline: email now to express interest

Play Submissions Helper: 32 Opportunities with November deadlines – Deadlines : various throughout November 2018

Creative Futures seeking 5 young people to mentor as freelancers (16-25) – Deadline: 30 November 2018

Free 5 week film course with Collage Arts – Deadline: 30 November 2018

The North Wall Oxford seeking young writers for ArtsLab residency – Deadline: 30 November 2018

RAODS ‘321’ Play Writing Competition 2019 open for entries for performance in Italy – Deadline: 30 November 2018

Almost Random Theatre (A.R.T) Playwriting Competition seeking one minute plays – Deadline: 30 November 2018

Farnham Maltings Theatre: New Conversations – open for applications – Deadline: 30 November 2018

32 Opportunities with December deadlines – Deadlines: various throughout December 2018

The Vault: New Writers’ Programme open for applications – Deadline: 1 December 2018

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

Papatango and The Spring Arts Centre: Free playwriting course for Hampshire based writers – Deadline: 2 December 2018

The Yard Theatre submissions window open – Deadline: 3 December 2018

RSL’s Literature Matters Awards call for proposals– Deadline 5 December 2018

Lady Eleanor Holles and Hampton High Schools – Write the Girl: discussion & commissioning opportunity – Deadline: 5 December 2018

BITS new writing night accepting submissions – Deadline: 10 December 2018

The Pleasance: London Associate Artists and Companies – open for applications – Deadline: 10 December 2018

Young Pleasance Edinburgh Residential 2019 (age 16-21) – Deadline: 12 December 2018 at 10am

RSL Christopher Bland Prize 2019 open for entries (over 50’s)– Deadline: 12 December 2018

New Writer Commission, Big Brum Theatre in Education Company Ltd (paid) – Deadline :14 December 2018

Shorts @ The Canal – Love Shots call out – Deadline: 14 December 2018

International Young Theatre Playwriting Contest open for entries (15-25 year olds) – Deadline: 15 December 2018

Breakwater Theatre Company new playwriting contest open for submissions – Deadline: 15 December 2018

Young Writers’ Group at the Bush Theatre (14-17 year olds) – Deadline: 17 December 2018

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

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

Quantum Frolic Theatre Company seeking shorts for playwriting competition (£10 entry fee/ £250 prize) – 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

Drip Action Theatre Company: Arundel Festival Theatre Trail open for submissions – Deadline: 31 January 2018

BBC Writersroom announces submission window for Script Room Drama 2019 – Deadline: 7 January 2018

Persistent and Nasty seeking submissions  on ‘hope for the future’ – Deadline: 7 January 2018 at 5pm

King’s Theatre in Annapolis Royal seeking 10 minute plays for festival ($15 entry fee)- Deadline: 14 January 2018

Optik Theatre: The Script Room – call out for scripts – Deadline: 31 January 2019

Toi Toi, Teatru Manoel (Malta) seeking one act plays on the theme of ‘Breaking the Rules ‘ – Deadline: 1 February 2019

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

University Women In The Arts Announces Partnerships With Leading Arts Organisations On Project To Tackle Abuse In The Arts– Deadline: 15 March 2019

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

Carlo Annoni Award 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 30 April 2019

Events and workshops:

The Director’s Cut hosting The Writer’s Club –  Next term starts January 2019

Writing your own role: workshop with Lydia Parker at the Actors’ Centre – Dates: find out more on the website

The revival of Broadway theatre with Chris Jones and Matt Wolf by Bloomsbury Institute – Date: 27 November 2018

Flux Theatre: Writers Clinic – Date: 30 November 2018

The Arcola Theatre: Scriptwriting Masterclass – Bending the rules – Dates: 1/2 December 2018

National Theatre – Playwriting Then and Now: 30 Years of Nick Hern Books – Date: 8 December 2018

The Old Vic – Workshops for Artists – Dates: various throughout January 2019

Drama Studio London: Writing For The Theatre – Playwriting Course 2019 – Dates: Starts 15 January 2018

Women’s Writing Workshop with Actor Awareness (University Women in the Arts) – Date: 22 January 2018

Writing Scripted Comedy with Chris Neilan – a one day workshop (Manchester) – Date: 28 January 2019

Clean Break: An Introduction to writing for theatre in criminal justice settings – Date: 8 February 2019

Writing West Midlands: Short course in playwriting – Dates: Starts 26 February 2019

Writing for Television: Residential workshop with Roy Mitchell – Dates: 20-24 May 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

LPB Members: Online Course – Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write –  Available now

Ongoing submissions:

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