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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

White Rabbit accepting short story submissions for performance

White Rabbit are celebrating the 5th birthday of their successful story telling cabaret evening, ‘Are You Sitting Comfortably?’, with two new shows. The first of which has the theme ‘animals’ and will take place on the 13th September 2013 at the Toynbee Studios.

Writers are invited to submit short stories of no more than 1000 words inspired by the theme of animals.

How to apply: Submit stories to areyousittingcomfortably@live.com. Visit the website for more information.

Deadline: 6th September 2013

Source: Arts Council Newsletter

Opportunities Weekly Roundup: 26 July 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).

Writers wanted for Tricycle Young Company (age 18-25) – Deadline: 31 July 2013

ARK Theatre seeking short plays for ‘Two by Two’ – Deadline: 31 July 2013

John Brabourne Awards (for disadvantaged writers) – Deadline: 31 July 2013

Aurora Theatre company seeks plays for The Global Age Project (entry fee) – Deadline: 31 July 2013

2013 Kudos/ Bush Initiative now accepting applications – Deadline: 1 August 2013

Tiny Dog Productions looking for short plays for Theatre Breaks Festival – Deadline: 1 August 2013

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

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

Tiny Plays London seeking submissions

 Two professional theatre practitioners will be producing an evening of Tiny Plays about London. They are looking for plays which are no more than four minutes long. They can be about anything which captures your imagination….
“living, working, commuting, dating, loving, hating, surviving, thriving, socialising and anything else besides! They could be your experiences, or your fantasies, fiction or non, happy or sad. Realistic or absurdist, Historic, current, or futuristic, scripted or just depicted without words. With singular or collective characters

They are happy to accept submissions from both established and first-time writers; .

Additional information: They are looking to put this production on in London in Spring 2014. All writers whose work is used will be contacted and credited.

How to apply: For more information, please contact hello@charlottebradford.co.uk or @TinyPlaysLondon

Deadline: 15 October 2013

Source: Arts Council Jobs Board