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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 23 August 2013

Our weekly round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).

Greenhorn Short Film Festival 2013 accepting submissions for script consultations – Deadline: not specified, limited places so submit early.

Staff Writer required for popular broadcast channel – Deadline: not specified

Soho Theatre Writers Lab inviting applications (age 16-26) – Deadline: 23 August  2013 at 2pm

Call for creative pieces about asylum and deportation – Deadline: 26 August 2013

Kibo Productions looking for plays inspired by human rights issues – Deadline: 26 August at 12 noon

Carabosse seeking new short plays for pub theatre night – Deadline: 31 August 2013

Funny Women Comedy Writing Awards (women writers only) – Deadline: 31 August 2013

HighTide seeking writers for Escalator Plays Development Scheme – Deadline: 31 August 2013

Goblin Baby seeking Children’s Play for production – Deadline: 31 August 2013

Bedouin Shakespeare Company seeking scripts – Deadline:  No deadline published 1 September 2013

Write on Tap accepting submissions of short plays – Deadline: 1 September 2013

The Egg Theatre’s Leverhulme Arts Scholarships – Deadline: 2 September 2013

Alumnae Theatre accepting applications for New Ideas Festival 2014 (entry fee) – Deadline: 5 September 2013

The Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright Award – call for submissions from Artistic Directors – Deadline: 6 September 2013

White Rabbit accepting short story submissions for performance – Deadline: 6 September 2013

Lyric Hammersmith Writers Programme inviting applications (ages 18-25) – Deadline: 9 September 2013

Chichester Young Playwrights (age 16-25) – Deadline: 9 September 2013

Radio 4 sketch series 2525 seeking submissions – Deadline: 13 September 2013

The Roundhouse accepting proposals for spoken word/ theatre shows – Deadline: 13 September 2013 at 5pm

Greenhorn Short Film Festival accepting short film submissions – Deadline: 15 September 2013

BBC Community Theatre Scheme – Deadline: 16 September 2013

Southend Playwriting Festival accepting submissions for 2014 season – Deadline: 30 September 2013

Hampstead Theatre submissions cut-off – Deadline: 1 October 2013

Call out for submissions for Quarterhouse Theatre Scratch Nights – Deadline 2 October 2013 at 12 noon

Almost Random Theatre seeking short plays (entry fee) – Deadline: 10 October 2013

International Student Playwriting Competition (age 16-25, open to non-students) – Deadline: 11 October 2013

Tiny Plays London seeking submissions – Deadline: 15 October 2013

Adrian Pagan Award seeking script entries from *non-playwright* theatre professionals – Deadline: 31 October 2013

Almost Random Theatre seeking short plays (entry fee) – Deadline: 10 November 2013

 

Kibo Productions looking for plays inspired by human rights issues

‘Love, Hate and Human Rights’ is a theatrical response to Russian Article 6.21 and other human rights concerns worldwide. They are looking for 20 minute plays that are inspired by current human rights issues; plays that ask questions and foster debate rather than verbatim pieces or those which directly re-tell what is being reported in the media. Whilst humour is encouraged, the vilification of any particular country is not. Shorter plays and plays from first time and international writers will also be considered.

Plays should have five actors or less and can take place in any time or place but props and set must be kept to a minimum.

Performances will take place at Barons Court Theatre, London – 17th -22nd September 2013.

How to submit: Please send submissions to writers@kiboproductions.com.

Deadline: 26th August at 12 noon.

Source: Playwriting UK Facebook page.

Carabosse seeking new short plays for pub theatre night

Carabosse theatre company, based in Milton Keynes, have now opened their August 2013 submission window. They are looking for new plays of between 5 and 20 minutes in length to be performed as part of a pub theatre night this November. They accept self contained pieces, scenes from longer plays or ‘works in progress’ from writers based anywhere in the UK.

Additional information – Carabosse cannot accept work that is:

  • sent by post
  • without a cover sheet
  • Incorrect length for particular submission window
  • previously produced
  • from writers from outside of the UK and Ireland

How to apply: email scripts to carabosse.theatre@gmail.com – please include a separate A4 cover sheet with a mini biog and synopsis of your piece .

Deadline: 31st August 2013

Source: Playwriting UK Facebook page

Write on Tap accepting submissions of short plays

Write on Tap is a theatre company which proudly discovers and develops playwrights and plays. They have several submission windows throughout the year, where they invite writers to submit short plays (no more than 20 minutes long) on a given theme. The theme for December is ‘The stars we are’.

The theme for February 2014 will be ‘Does that one sin of mine wipe away all the good things?’

Inspiration for the themes can be found on Twitter @writeontap

Additional information:

  • Submissions are accepted from both established and emerging playwrights from anywhere in the UK. Although, submissions from Newcastle and the North East are particularly welcomed.
  • Previously produced plays or plays from writers from outside of the UK and Ireland cannot be accepted.
  • Plays sent outside the submission windows will not be considered.
  • They are also unable to read more than one script from a writer in the same submission window.

How to submit:  email scripts to info@writeontap.co.uk with the theme as the subject heading , including a short description of the script you wish to submit including any relevant details of your career/company plus any material from previous productions or links to You Tube.

Deadline: For December theme: 1st September 2013.               For February theme: 1st November 2013.

Source: @Playwriting UK (Twitter)

Greenhorn Short Film Festival 2013 accepting script & film submissions

As part of the Greenhorn Short Film Festival they are accepting script submissions for free one-on-one scriptwriting consultations on Sunday 6th October. The sessions will be run by  London Film School‘s MA Scriptwriting tutor Jonathan Hourigan. This will be an opportunity for early-career scriptwriters to gain constructive feedback on their scripts, whether it be a script in early development or a completed script that needs polishing before filming. Spaces will be limited so submit early!

The Greenhorn Short Film Festival 2013 is also open for  the submission of films. They are looking for films of any genre, as long as they are under 15 minutes in length. The selected films will be screened as part of the festival, which will take place on 6th – 7th October 2013.

How to submit for script consultations:  email your short film script (20 pages max) along with you full name, contact email and script title to submissions@greenhornfestival.com.

Deadline for scripts: not specified – but they do recommend submitting early.

Films: for full submission details and an application form, visit the website.

Deadline for films: 15th September 2013.

Source: Arts Council e-newsletter.

Staff writer required for popular broadcast channel

A popular broadcast channel are looking for a staff writer with experience of creating witty, entertaining written content for continuity scripts and marketing/online use. They are looking for someone with proven experience with writing for continuity, marketing and online, with social media and on-line marketing campaign experience. The role involves fulfilling a wide range of writing responsibilities for both On Air and Marketing/Communications use including scripts, voice over sessions, marketing campaigns, website copy and any content for live events, launches and award shows.

Application details: For full application details please visit the Guardian Jobs Website where you will be able to apply with your CV in Word format. You will be asked to provide examples of professional written work during the application process.

Salary: not specified

Deadline: not specified.

Source: Guardian Jobs Online

Almost Random Theatre seeking short plays (entry fee)

Almost Random Theatre (ART) is launching two writing competitions. Both competitions include prizes as well as productions of the winning play and the runner up.

Competition 1:

  • A 20 minute play on the theme of ‘Wellbeing’
  • Deadline: 10 October 2013
  • Entry fee: £5

Competition 2:

  • A 10 minute play on the theme of ‘Retreats’.
  • Deadline: 10 November 2013.
  • Entry fee: £2

How to submit:  All plays must be sent to plays@almostrandomtheatre.co.uk, however, it is essential that all applicants visit their website for full conditions before submitting.

Source: Arts Council e-newsletter

Call out for submissions for Quarterhouse Theatre Scratch Nights

 

As part of its relaunch in September, the Quarterhouse Theatre in Folkestone will be holding a monthly scratch night starting in October.

The scratch nights will work as a platform for artists, performers, writers and directors to share their new work with audiences. They are looking for 10 – 20 minute scripts.
Additional information:
  • The first scratch night will be held on 2nd October 2013.
  • Further nights will take place on 6th November and 4th December – Deadlines TBC.
  • This is an unpaid opportunity with no budget for travel expenses so do bear this in mind if you don’t live in the Kent area.
  • Writers and directors will be responsible for casting their own work and writers will be responsible for finding a director.
  • This is ‘bare bones’ theatre, so please keep lighting and set requirements to a minimum.
  • Performances must be strictly 20 minutes MAX.

 

How to apply:  Send your submissions, which can include an outline of your work, how long it will run for, the script (if there is one), and a little about yourself/your company to: Quarterhousescratch@gmail.com.

Deadline: For 2nd October performance – Saturday 14th September at 12 noon.

Source: Arts Council Jobs Board.

The Roundhouse accepting proposals for spoken word/ theatre shows

The Roundhouse is looking for artists and companies to submit proposals for spoken word and theatre pieces. They are looking for innovative ideas which fuse together theatre and spoken word. Six ideas will be chosen to feature in one of two showcase events, where you’ll present a scratch of up to 15 minutes to a live audience and industry panel including spoken word artist Polarbear and Paines Plough Artistic Director James Grieve. The winning artist/company at the showcase events will also receive an artist development package and a two-night run at the Roundhouse in February 2014.

Additional information:

  • This opportunity is open to 16 – 25 year old IdeasTap members.
  • The two showcase events will take place on 30 November and 1 December 2013.

How to apply: All applications must be made via IdeasTap

Deadline: Friday 13th September at 5pm

Source: Arts Council e-newsletter

Opportunities Weekly Roundup: 2 August 2013

Our weekly round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).

Old Vic Community Company seeking Writers on Attachment – Deadline: 5 August 2013

Alfred Fagon Award 2013 (writers of African or Carribbean heritage only) – Deadline: 8 August 2013

Short plays wanted for Lyric Lounge event (age 18-25) – Deadline: 8 August 2013

Pitch Your Play Masterclass at Theatre Royal Haymarket (age 17-30) – Deadline: 29 July 2013   9 August 2013

Yale Drama Series Competition 2013 – Deadline: 15 August 2013

Little Pieces of Gold seeking short plays for TRANSITIONS at the Park Theatre – Deadline: 15 August 2013

RSC Open Stages inviting applications from amateur companies – Deadline: 15 August 2013

HighTide seeking writers for Escalator Plays Development Scheme – Deadline: 31 August 2013

Goblin Baby seeking Children’s Play for production – Deadline: 31 August 2013

The Egg Theatre’s Leverhulme Arts Scholarships – Deadline: 2 September 2013

Alumnae Theatre accepting applications for New Ideas Festival 2014 (entry fee) – Deadline: 5 September 2013

The Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright Award – call for submissions from Artistic Directors – Deadline: 6 September 2013

White Rabbit accepting short story submissions for performance – Deadline: 6 September 2013

BBC Community Theatre Scheme – Deadline: 16 September 2013

Tiny Plays London seeking submissions – Deadline: 15 October 2013

Adrian Pagan Award seeking script entries from *non-playwright* theatre professionals – Deadline: 31 October 2013