A.C. Smith

Little Pieces of Gold seeking short plays

Little Pieces of Gold are looking for eight, new ten-minute plays. It is an open theme so the world’s your oyster. Plays will be shortlisted and the final selection will be chosen by their directors who will cast and rehearse the plays to be performed at Southwark Playhouse on 24 November 2013. Little Pieces of Gold …

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Little Pieces of Gold seeking 40-50 minute plays for development

Little Pieces of Gold is seeking submissions for a rehearsed reading series. The rehearsed reading series is an opportunity for writers to collaborate with Little Pieces of Gold’s directors towards developing their play for the rehearsed reading series at Drayton Arms Theatre on 3 & 4 November 2013, and possibly beyond. The readings will be a platform …

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The Scenic Route seeking submissions from musical theatre writers

The Scenic Route, award-winning company supporting new artists and new work, is currently seeking submissions from composers, lyricists and musical theatre performers for inclusion into our upcoming Sneak Preview Cabaret showcasing new musical theatre writing.  They will be welcoming Jason Carr and Chris Grady back as our special guests to provide feedback on selected works. …

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Shred Productions open to submissions

Shred Productions, based in Manchester, has announced they are open for submissions of full length plays.  They provide one-on-one dramaturgy, script readings, and full productions as part of their writer development programme. How to submit:  You can submit your play for free to: info@shredproductions.co.uk. Reading Report:  If you wish to receive a Reading Report, the …

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Old Vic Community Company seeking Writers on Attachment

The Old Vic Community Company are looking for five gutsy, fresh and bold new voices to join them as writers on attachment.  The opportunity is open to anyone aged 16 or over who has never had their work produced professionally before. As part of its multi-award-winning community programme, Old Vic New Voices (OVNV) are looking …

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Tiny Dog Productions looking for short plays for Theatre Breaks Festival

Submissions are now open for the 7th Theatre Breaks Festival of New writing, organised by Tiny Dog Productions. Theatre Breaks is comprised of a series of new writing nights and will serve as a platform for theatre companies to perform their one act plays. Each show will run for no longer than 20 minutes and …

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Pitch Your Play Masterclass at Theatre Royal Haymarket (age 17-30)

‘Pitch Your Play’ invites you to pitch to Masterclass. The successful candidate will be given space for 4 weeks at Masterclass HQ and access to the the Theatre Royal Haymarket stage for a week (Monday – Friday) in order to cast, rehearse and stage the reading, culminating in a Friday afternoon showcase performance. The script …

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Goblin Baby seeking Children’s Play for production

Goblin Baby Theatre Company are currently looking for a children’s play, to be performed in December 2013. Ideally a maximum of 3/4 actors, 30 to 50 minutes, needs to have a positive lesson/moral and be lots of fun. Christmas theme would be great, but is not a must. Target audience will be 5- to 10-year-olds. …

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Conor McPherson on the art of playwriting

Conor McPherson’s acclaimed play The Weir is playing at the Donmar Warehouse, and will be followed by The Night Alive.  As part of the promotion McPherson’s publisher, Nick Hern Books has shared an excerpt from the introduction to his latest collection of plays, which features insight into his writing process and tips on how to …

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Update from Soho Theatre on Verity Bargate Award

The bi-annual Verity Bargate Award was due to open again in 2013 but all had been quiet from the Soho Theatre…until now! The Soho Theatre has announced they will indeed be running the award, which will be having its 30th anniversary, and will be including regional theatres as partners in assessing submissions and providing readings …

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