Opportunities – Pick of the Week: The BBC Writers Academy 2020

Each week we look through our pile of writing opportunities to pick out one we think is particularly worth your time. It could be an innovative brief, great prize money, a high-profile company, or just plain fun. This week’s pick: BBC Writers Academy 2020 Description: The BBC Studios Writers’ Academy gives writers the opportunity to …

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Carlo Annoni International Playwriting Prize accepting plays on LGBTQ+ issues

Carlo Annoni International Playwriting Prize accepts plays on any topic affecting the LGBTQ+ community, and the promotion of diversity in love, society, politics and culture. Two plays (one in English and one in Italian) will be awarded the amount of 1000 Euros each. Special Mentions: BEST COMEDY: for a play on relationships BEST SHORT PLAY: a special mention will be …

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‘And, We’re Back’ seeking short plays, musical theatre, and spoken word artists

Submissions are now open for ‘And, We’re Back’ a scratch night celebrating the fringe theatre community and supporting the reopening of the Bread and Roses Theatre after covid-19. Date still to be confirmed. They are seeking submissions from writers with short plays no more than 14 minutes long, with a maximum of four characters and …

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King Lear prize for the over 70s

The King Lear Prizes have launched to encourage ordinary people, who have never been published before and are not professional writers, musicians or artists, to create new works of literature, poetry, music and art during the time they are quarantined. King Lear Prize Categories Initial prize categories are open to those who are at least …

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The Painkiller Project fortnightly playwriting competition seeking short plays

The Painkiller Project by Bitter Pill Theatre is a fortnightly playwriting competition with a small £150 prize for each winning play. The winning play will be produced and released the following week as a podcast (available here). The winning playwright will also get the chance to have a “video coffee” with a line-up of established …

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Nick Hern Books Playgroup weekly play reading and Q&A with the writer

Theatres may be closed right now, but The Nick Hern Books Playgroup is OPEN – so join them to discover and discuss fantastic contemporary drama by today’s most exciting writers, available to read completely for free. Each Wednesday during the coronavirus shutdown, they’re making one play available for free for one week only, and inviting …

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Popelei looking for writers to submit 4 minute monologues on ‘Women in Lockdown’

Popelei are looking for writers to submit brand new theatrical monologues to the Popelei Seed Commission 2020, under the theme ‘Women in Lockdown’.​ Popelei invite you to write and send in a new short monologue (maximum 4 minutes) for a female character who has had some kind of restriction placed on her liberty. Her freedom could be …

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Submissions are open for ’10 Minutes To… Call Home’ short play project

10 Minutes To… is a short play project where writers submit plays that respond to a specific theme. The current theme is Call Home. Writers can respond to this theme in any way they see fit. A selection of these plays are chosen to be produced. Due to the Coronavirus the scheduled 10 Mins To… performance weekend in May …

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From Page to Stage: Free Q&A with Mike Carter (live on Zoom)

From Page to Stage is a free Q&A with Mike Carter (live on Zoom). They’re delighted to have rearranged this event, working with the inspiring Space Theatre, by taking it to the virtual world! This talk will explore the various avenues you might take to reaching that final goal and getting a run at a …

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Second Lockdown Liftups callout for 3 minute monologues for radio

The second Lockdown Liftups callout from the newly established production company KickItDown Productions who are on the look out for monologues that can work in a radio format. The monologues will be recorded by professional actors and streamed live on their website. The writing can be about anything and they want writers to be highly …

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