Play Submissions Helper: 35 Opportunities with August Deadlines

Play Submissions Helper have published their monthly roundup of opportunities, featuring those with deadlines in August 2020. As usual, we’ve already picked and posted the ones we’ve found most relevant (most of these are based in the US), but you can click through to peruse the whole list of playwriting opportunities.   Deadline: various throughout …

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Opportunities – Pick of the Week: Tamasha Theatre – Made at Home: A Tamasha Virtual Scratch Call Out

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: Tamasha Theatre – Made at Home: A Tamasha Virtual Scratch Call Out  Description: Every year, Tamasha …

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Sitcom Writing Workshop with Arron Bennett

An Online Workshop (1 hour a day for 5 days) for those interested in writing Comedy for Television, Radio and Theatre with Arron Bennett.  Next Workshop:  Monday 17th August – Friday 21st August 2020 Find out more here:  https://www.bennettarron.com/gigs/ (Arron Bennett also offers a script editing service, find out more here: https://www.self-isolating.co.uk) Deadline: not applicable  Source: …

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BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition open for entries (TV Comedy)

The BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition is a platform for aspiring screenwriters to have their work showcased and a fantastic opportunity to take their writing career to the next level.  The TV Comedy strand of the competition is now open for entries Applications open: Monday 27 July 2020 (How to enter) Applications close: Thursday 10 September 2020 Bursary Deadline: Sunday 30 …

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Writer Development Manager (Maternity Cover), Writing East Midlands

Writing East Midlands (WEM), the literature development agency for the region, is hiring a Writer Development Manager.  This key role involves working to develop the creative and professional practices of writers at various stages of their careers, creating opportunities for them to engage with new audiences and communities, and managing related projects. Find out more …

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Writer Commission (The Child’s View Project), Changing Relations C.I.C (paid)

Arts education company, Changing Relations, are seeking to commission a writer committed to socially engaged / participatory practice to work collaboratively with an existing group of young people – in Bensham, Gateshead. The commissioned writer will shape the young people’s individual stories into a collective narrative that will be used in an illustrated book and …

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Silent Uproar – Writer Support Plan for Northern Writers

Writer Support Plan 2020-2021 What is it: Award-winning Hull company Silent Uproar is releasing £20,000 to support brilliant, bold and exciting Northern playwrights (anyone who was born, raised or lives in the North of England). Year-Long Support Selected playwrights will receive year-long support and up to £3000 to develop a new play with Silent Uproar, as well …

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Reflex Theatre Norwich seeking submissions for short form scratch night

Reflex Theatre in Norwich are returning with their successful online Short Form Scratch Night format and they are accepting new submissions. They are inviting writers to send in the First page, Last page and Synopsis of their script and the Reflex Theatre ensemble will improvise the gaps. To submit your work, email submissions@reflextheatre.co.uk and, if chosen, your pieces …

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Ink Festival – Writing Opportunities

INK is welcoming new short scripts for stage and radio from writers aged 25 and under for the 2021 INK Festival. Writers must be based in the UK or have links with East Anglia. There are multiple categories including New Short Play, Theme Play, Radio Play and Under 18. One script submission limit per writer. Chosen scripts …

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JW3 commissioning up to 5 artists for site-specific immersive theatre

JW3 are looking to commission up to 5 emerging artists/performers/theatre-makers to create a new, short site-specific piece of performance for an evening of immersive theatre at our newly re-opened venue on Sunday 29th November 2020. The performances will be informed by Jewish themes, culture and history. Apply here! https://bit.ly/2D4JQmA Deadline: 14 August 2020 Source: direct contact