Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 8 February 2019

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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:

LPW: New members’ content for 2019!

LPW: We’re looking for an Editor!

LPW: FREE #WrAP2019 feedback session & member meetup!

Guest Post: Induced Structural Collapse – Writing a Text From Inside the Skin of its Forebear

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: The Bruntwood Prize online toolkit for writers

Pursued by a Bear: “How do I redraft a play?”

Opportunities with deadlines:

Radio 4 Extra seeking sketches and one liners for Newsjack: Deadline: Weekly from 4 February – 11 March 2019

The Old Sorting Office Barnes seeking new work for Dispatches scratch night– Deadline: 10 February 2019

The Lyric Theatre Belfast accepting submissions for New Playwrights’ Programme – Deadline: 11 February 2019

The Kings Head accepting submissions for Playmill festival – Deadline: 15 February 2019

The Shaw Theatre seeking work on theme of ‘race’ for new writing night – Deadline: 15 February 2019 at 2pm

Papatango New Writing Prize 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 17 February 2019

AIAWTC seeking work on theme of gender equality for 50/50 night at the Pleasance – Deadline: 17 February 2019

Call for submissions for the JW3 Autumn 2019 Performance Programme – Deadline: 20 February 2019

Tiny LGBTQ+ Shows development weekend for LGBTQ+ Theatre Makers open for applications – Deadline: not specified but the event takes place on 23-24 February 2019

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

Capital Stage accepting submissions for Playwrights’ Revolution Festival – Deadline: 28 February 2019

Submissions for Horatio Productions’ Science Fiction Festival 2019 are open – Deadline: 28 February 2019

The Comedy Crowd: accepting submissions for Punkanary – Deadline: 28 February 2019

The Millennials: #BattleOfPerspectives accepting submissions – Deadline: 1 March 2019

Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing open for entries – Deadline: 5 March 2019

The London Library launch Emerging Writers Programme – Deadline: 4 March 2019

Plays Rough London accepting submissions for new writing night – Deadline: 6 March 2019

KDC Full Stack Writing Competition open for entries – Deadline: 10 March 2019

The ETPEP Playwriting Prize open for entries (£8000 prize) – Deadline: 11 March 2019

Aberdeen Performing Arts accepting submissions for Spring Awakening scratch night – Deadline: 11 March 2109

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

Pen to Print playwriting competition – Deadline: 28 March 2019

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

Broadway Bound Theatre Festival (NY) accepting submissions – Deadline: 31 March 2019

Shore Scripts announce 2019 Short Film Fund ($40/$50 entry fee – Deadline: 31 March 2019 (late deadline: 2 May 2019)

Alpine Fellowship 2019 Drama Prize (£3000) open for entries – Deadline: 1 April 2019

Mad Apple Collective launch Children and Young Persons Playwriting Award – Deadline: 7 April 2019

Black Lives, Black Words accepting submissions for I AM…’Fest’ – Deadline: none posted but the event takes place on 27-29 April 2019

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

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2019 is now open for entries – 5 June 2019

Green Stories Stage Play Writing Competition open for entries – Deadline: 30 June 2019

Events and workshops:

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

Pitlochry Festival Theatre launch Writers room – Dates: various throughout 2019

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

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

Pinter exhibition at the British Library– Dates: starts 11 January 2019

Theatre503 Rapid Response Nights – Dates: various, starting 23 January 2019

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

Playwriting in Movement workshop with Coleen MacPherson – Dates: 9 & 10 February 2019

Flux Theatre: Actor Writers Gym open for bookings – Date: 19 February 2019

The Writers’ Toolkit, with Cordelia Lynn & Lucy Kirkwood – Date: 22 February 2019

Paper Creatures workshop with Simon Stephens – Dates: 25 February 2019

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

LPW: FREE #WrAP2019 feedback session & member meetup!Date: 2 March 2019

Sitcom and Comedy Writing Workshop by Bennett Arron – Date: 12 March 2019

Writing for Television: Residential workshop with Roy Mitchell – Dates: 20-24 May 2018

New workshop with Simon Stephens in Milan – Deadline for applications: 30 March 2019 (workshop takes place 22-23 June 2019

CAMP residential: Playwriting with John Burgess – Dates: 7th –  12th August 2019 (level 1) 14th – 19th August 2019 (level 2

Online workshops and resources: 

Papatango career facilitation service – 10am -12pm alternate Tuesdays (starting 31 January 2019)

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting: Online Toolkit for writers

The Bruntwood Prize: Free livestreamed workshops for 2019

Paines Plough Insights Podcast

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

Access the Royal Court’s Playwrights’ Podcast

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:

Emil Dale seeking musical theatre composer/ lyricist/ scriptwriter -Deadline: none posted

Katzpace accepting submissions for Katzcratch – Deadline: none posted

Scriptjam accepting scripts for feedback – Deadline: rolling

Manhattan Rep’s Play Program seeking plays for production (fees apply) – Deadline: none posted

The Cabot Cruising Club, Bristol looking to programme arts events – Deadline: none posted

Exploding Whale Theatre seeking submissions for their next show – Deadline: none posted

Thunder Theatre seeking submissions for 15-20 minute plays – Deadline: none posted

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

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

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

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

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

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

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – 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.  

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