Writing Monologues: How to create the perfect one person show

How to write the perfect one person play. In this fun and engaging workshop playwright Ali Taylor will guide you through the tools needed for creating a gripping one person show. Through a series of exercises, they will focus on developing your character, their voice, their story and their audience. Full of tips and tricks, this …

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Bristol Old Vic seeking new plays (South West writers)

Bristol Old Vic’s Literary Department is on the hunt for new and previously unproduced Plays and Musicals from writers living and working in the South West of England. If your work is one of the top 5 scripts they receive you’ll be on for a year of Script Development, Masterclasses, & Workshops. Your work may …

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BBC: TV Drama Writers’ Programme – open for applications

The TV Drama Writers’ Programme is a unique initiative that gives promising screenwriters the opportunity to write the first episode of an original series or serial for the BBC. The programme began in 2014 as the Drama Production Writers’ Scheme and was run by the BBC’s in-house Drama Production department.  Since 2016 the scheme has …

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University of Southampton: Green Stories Writing Competition

Green Stories Writing Competitions are a free set of competitions from The University of Southampton with prizes, open to all, looking for radio plays (deadline 12/7/2019), film screenplay (deadline Sept 2019) and TV series/drama (deadline Nov 2019). Writers are asked to write stories that present positive visions of what a sustainable society might look like, or …

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Bush Theatre: West London Playwrights’ Group

The Bush is looking for eight people who are passionate about writing a play to join their new West London Playwrights’ Group.  Over nine months, their artistic team will teach you the fundamentals of playwriting and support you to write a play! Who can apply: The West London Playwrights’ Group is open to applications from …

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Peggy Ramsay Foundation: Grant for writers

The Peggy Ramsay Foundation gives money to theatre writers in order to afford them the time and the space to write. You can be a writer who’s only had one play professionally produced, a writer who’s had dozens of successes or a writer who’s somewhere in between – if you’re struggling to pay the bills, …

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Topanga Actors Company ten minute play competition

Topanga Actors Company is a local not-for-profit theater company based in Greater Los Angeles.  They have a stellar reputation for producing staged readings of contemporary English-language plays using local actors working in intimate settings.  Their productions are universally FREE of charge. Currently they are asking for submissions for a Ten Minute Play Festival taking place …

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