Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 7 August 2015

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; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (no deadline).

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Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week is: Postcard Theatre accepting 60-90 minute scripts in new playwriting competition

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper – 47 Playwright Submissions w/ August (and late July/early September) Deadlines – Deadlines ongoing

N16 Theatre looking for new short plays (deadline 7 August) – Deadline: 7 August 2015

British Council accepting submissions for Lagos Theatre Festival (18-35’s only) – Deadline: 9 August 2015

Funny Women Comedy Writers Award – open for submissions of TV Comedy – Deadline: 10 August 2015

Pentabus seeking 16-25 year old writers for 2015/16 Playwriting Group – Deadline: 14 August 2015

London Horror Festival 2015 competition – Deadline 15 August 2015

Talos Science Fiction Theatre Festival Call for Scripts– Deadline 15 August 2015

Yale Drama Series Competition 2015 – Deadline: 15 August 2015

Crooked Heart Theatre seeking short plays about women, violence and the home (Los Angeles, only first 100 submissions read) – Deadline: 15 August 2015

Women @ Rada accepting 10 minute plays on the theme of ‘Asking for it: love and lust’ – Deadline: 20 August 2015 at 6pm

Postcard Theatre accepting 60-90 minute scripts in new playwriting competition – Deadline: 21 August 2015

The Progressive Playwright Award – Tron Theatre (Scottish writers only) – Deadline: 21 August 2015

Not Too Tame seeking new writing for Paines Plough’s Roundabout – Deadline: 21 August 2015 at 5pm

Carabosse seeking 5-20 minute submissions on theme of ‘Winter’ (Milton Keynes, open to London writers) – Deadline: 24 August 2015

The Incubator 2016 at Theatre Royal Bath – Deadline: 28 August 2015

Attic Theatre Company seeking pieces for Playfest (paid £100) – Deadline: 28 August 2015

Global Playwriting Contest 2015 on Confronting Climate Change and Defying Disasters ($5,000 USD prize) – Deadline: 30 August 2015

Velvet Trumpet seeking 10-15 min comedic pieces for ‘Soggy Brass’ at Southwark Playhouse  – Deadline: 30 August 2015

Cofilmic seeking comedy sketch submissions from writers in the North of England – Deadline: 31 August 2015 at 12 noon

Shore Screenwriting Competition (up to £2,000 cash prize, £25-£35 entry fee) – Deadline:  31 July 2015 (regular deadline); 31 August 2015 (final deadline)

Submissions sought for Supernova 7: A Festival of New One-Act Plays – Deadline: 31 August 2015

Blank Theatre’s Living Room Series seeking plays (Los Angeles) – Deadline: 31 August 2015

CastleKeep Productions seeking 10 minute plays for competition (Ireland, £5 entry fee) – Deadline: 31 August 2015

TimeZone Theatre Company seeking short political plays for ‘State of Fear. Responsibility To…?’  – Deadline: 31 August 2015

Open Theatre Project seeking 20-60 minute pieces for solo performers (Boston, USA) – Deadline: 1 September 2015

Gillian Hush Award for Radio Drama – Deadline: 1 September 2015

TheatreFest15 seeking short plays on theme of slavery to perform on Isle of Man (£10 entry fee) – Deadline: 1 September 2015

2016 BlueCat Screenplay Competition for short screenplays ($40 entry fee, $10,000 grand prize) – Deadline: 1 September 2015 (early bird fee); 15 November 2015 (final deadline fee)

‘Brave New Ending’ Writing Challenge – Deadline:  7 September 2015 (to be considered for performance); 31 December 2015 (final deadline)

Battersea Arts Centre open to applications for Freshly Scratched  – Deadline: 9 September 2015

Bush Theatre Summer submissions window now open – Deadline: 11 September 2015

BBC Script Room – Drama scripts submission dates released – Deadline: 24 September 2015 (submissions accepted from 7 September 2015)

StageWrite seeking 30-40 min. scripts for Bedford’s annual New Writing Festival – Deadline: 30 September 2015

IdeasTap Innovators Fund – now open through Hiive – Deadline: 30 September 2015

Less is More Productions seeking new plays from writers in the North East– Deadline: 5 October 2015

The Alfred Bradley Bursary Award launched for new radio drama writers based in the North – Deadline: 8 October 2015

BBC Launches Screenplay First Award (£10,000 prize) – Deadline: 22 October 2015

Saving Endangered Species (SES) International Playwriting Prize (California, $100 prize) – Deadline: 30 November 2015

2015 TF Evans Shaw Society £500 Writing Award (entry £8/£5) – Deadline: 30 November 2015

Theatre InspiraTO’s 11th Playwriting Contest is Now Open – Deadline: 1 December 2015

Hampstead Theatre submissions window now open for plays – Deadline: 31 December 2015

Events and workshops: 

International Festival Encounters Summer School in Edinburgh (£450 course fee) – 21-25 August 2015

Tutored Playwriting Retreat with Arvon (£685-£720) –  – 

Writing For Forum Theatre with Cardboard Citizens (£384 for week-long course) – 7-11 September 2015

Omnibus writers group sessions starting in September (£84 for 8 sessions) – From 7 September 2015

Free Online Digital Storytelling Course with BBC Academy/ Future Learn – course starts on 28 September 2015

Playwrights’ Residential weekend in Stonehenge Youth Hostel (£250) – 16-18 October 2015

Guardian Masterclasses: writing a script for TV – 31 October 2015 & 1 November 2015

Ongoing submissions:

Plain Paper Productions seeking new work from writers- Deadline: None posted

East End Literary Salon open to rolling submissions – Deadline: Rolling

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: Rolling

Fractured Lines accepting scripts for new writing night – 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 – No deadline 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

COG ARTSpace call out for playwrights! – Deadline: None posted

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