LPW Online Book Club: Look Back in Anger

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This month’s pick

For our September’s selection, we’re going to be reading Look Back in Anger John Osborne.

Why did we pick this?

Look Back in Anger is one of the big guns when it comes to British plays. Written in the 1950’s, it makes a strong comment on post-war Britain and marked a change in the direction of theatre at the time. It was also made into a popular film.

This is one of those plays that can be overlooked between the ‘classics’ and ‘contemporaries’ but every time you revisit it, you remember why it’s important. We’re really looking forward to the discussion that this one provokes.

How it works

All you need to do is read the play then head on over to our Members Facebook Group from the 15th of the month to join the discussion! Book club threads will be marked with the hashtag #bookclub, so it will be easy to find the discussion. Feel free to comment on existing threads or even start your own, the more discussion, the better!

Once the discussion is open  on our Facebook Group, it will stay there, so you can dip in and out throughout the rest of the month as much or as little as you like, whenever is convenient for you.

(Please note, to avoid spoilers for those who haven’t finished the play yet, any comments posted on our Facebook Group prior to 15th of each month will be deleted). 

Need a copy?

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Look Back in Anger (John Osborne)

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Image by University of Bristol via Flickr CC

 

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 31 August 2018

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Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline).

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Featured posts:

Autumn Workshops from London Playwrights’ Blog – NOW BOOKING!

Summer Sessions: Online Workshops from LPB this August!

LPW Online Book Club: A Raisin in the Sun

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week:The Questors Theatre seeking short plays on theme of ‘online revenge’

Pursued by a Bear:“Should I limit scene changes to get my play produced?”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 23 Opportunities with August deadlines – Deadlines: various throughout August

Little Wonder Short Radio Plays competition open for entries – Deadline: 30 August 2018

People’s Play Award open to writers from the North of England (£1000 prize) – Deadline: 31 August 2018

Shore Scripts Feature, TV Pilot & Short Screenplay Contests – Deadline: 31 August 2018

WGGB: Olwen Wymark Awards open for entries – Deadline: 31 August 2018

Hampstead Theatre submission window open – Deadline: 31 August 2018

Traverse Theatre submission window (opens 1 August)– Deadline: 1 September 2018

Independent International Award for Improper Dramaturgy «Neem-2018» (2000 ruble prize) – Deadline: 1 September 2018

Graeae’s Write to Play comes to South West England! – Deadline: 3 September 2018

The Inspire Programme at the Hampstead Theatre open for applications (18-25) – Deadline: 3 September 2018

Applications open for the Old Vic 12 – Deadline: 3 September 2018

LGBTQ+ playwrights wanted for rehearsed readings at the Park Theatre – Deadline: 7 September 2018

Caspa Arts seeking 10-15 minute scripts for new writing night – Deadline: 9 September 2018

Unmasked Theatre seeking new work for Brighton scratch night & fringe run – Deadline: 9 September 2018

Artist Call Out – Thinking Queer: Audre Lorde, Marlborough Theatre & Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts – Deadline: 14 September 2018

Shifft Script Lab open for applications (female and non-binary* screenwriters in Wales) – Deadline:15 September 2018

David Higham Associates – open day for fiction writers from under-represented backgrounds – Deadline: 17 September 2018

XPOSED – LGBTQ+ New writing night by Full Disclosure Theatre – Deadline: 17 September 2018

The Tron Theatre: Mayfesto Festival – open for applications – Deadline: 17 September 2018

OSO Arts Centre Barnes seeking work for scratch night– Deadline: 21 September 2018

The Space: Spring Season 2019 open call – theatre companies and producers wanted – Deadline: 21 September 2018

Eastern Angles Young Writers’ Group (16-25) – Deadline: 25 September 2018

Chaos Theory seeking new plays for 2019 (under 25’s) – Deadline: 30 September 2018

The Questors Theatre seeking short plays on theme of ‘online revenge‘ – Deadline: 30 September 2018

Robin Hood Theatre announce new script submission window -Deadline: 30 September 2018

The Guinea Pig Lab seeking one-woman shows (Kansas) -Deadline: 30 September 2018

Pheobus Fire call for scripts on theme of ‘women’s empowerment’ – Deadline: 30 September 2018

The Creative Screenwriting Screenplay Contest open for entries (entry fee, cash prizes) – Deadline: 10 October 2018

Writing East Midlands seeking lead writers for ‘The Elder Tree’ project (paid) – Deadline: 14 October 2018

LegalAliens seeking short plays on the theme of ‘Migrations: Harbour Europe – Deadline: 15 October 2018

Farnham Maltings accepting applications for grant scheme (18-25) – Deadline: 18 October 2018

New Plays for Young Audiences seeking new scripts for 2019 season– Deadline: 31 October 2018

Theatre Uncut and Young Vic launch UK’s first major political playwriting award – Deadline: 1 November (submissions open on 1 September)

Ink19 festival accepting submissions (East Anglia writers only) – Deadline: 5 November 2018

The Book Pipeline seeking source material to adapt ($65 entry, $10,000 prize) – Deadline: 15 November 2018

Theatrefullstop accepting submissions for Pub Theatre Festival – Deadline: 1 December 2018

365 Women a Year Playwriting Project – Deadline: 31 December 2018

Dwell Time – Penistone Train Line Newspaper: seeking submissions – Deadline: 31 December 2018

Ashland New Plays Festival: International Playwriting Competition ($20 entry, $1500 prize) – Deadline :31 December or when they reach 400 submissions, whichever is sooner

Langham Court Theatre announces Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition ($45 entry) – Deadline: 29 March 2019

Events and workshops:

IMIS Screenwriting Bootcamp Webinar with Larissa Thomas – (Online, £18-£50)

Oplex Careers – Playwriting and Screenwriting Course (Online, £19) – Online

Royal Court announce series of workshops for women – Dates TBC

Bloomsbury Publishing: How to get your play published (view live stream of talk) – Online resource

Free writing workshops with Papatango’s GoWrite – Dates: various

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit – Online resource

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia – Ongoing, sign up any time

Writers’ Support Group (Manchester)– Mondays 6pm-8pm

Old Vic: Free Workshops for Theatre Artists of Tomorrow – Dates: various throughout August

LPB Summer Sessions: Overcoming writers’ block (online workshop) – Online/ Available from 3 August 2018

LPB Summer Sessions: How to write a monologue (online workshop) – Online/ Available: 17 August 2018

LPB Summer Sessions: Promoting yourself as a writer (online workshops) – Online/ Available 31 August 2018

National Theatre Workshop: How to Begin Playwriting – Deadline for applications: 31 August 2018/ Starts 21 September 2018

National Theatre Workshop: How to Develop your Play with Suhayla El-Bushra – Deadline for applications: 31 August 2018/ Starts 18 September 2018

COMMON GROUND event at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow – Date: 6 September 2018

Papercut Theatre Redrafting Workshop- 8 September 2018

Scriptwriting workshop with PhillipLPB Workshop: From Stage to Screen Shelley & Scriva – Dates: 16-22 September 2018

LPB Workshop: Writing a Play for the Edinburgh Fringe – Dates: Thursday evenings for 6 weeks from 20 September 2018

LPB Workshop: From Stage to Screen – Date: 29 September 2018

LPB Workshop: The Redrafting Programme – Starts 13 October 2018

Black Writers Conference 2018 – Date: 13 October 2018

Write Theatre playwriting course – Dates: 13-14 October 2018

Ongoing submissions:

Mate Productions accepting applications for Writers Collective – Deadline: None posted

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

The Questors Theatre Ealing accepting submissions for staged readings – Deadline: None posted

Sparks – HighTide’s new script submission process – Deadline: Weekly, follow them on Twitter for updates

Attic Theatre seeking musicals for 2019 tour – Deadline: None posted

React Scratch inviting writers to share work at monthly scratch night – Deadline: Rolling

Out of Joint launches Writers Room for London Uni Students: Submit your work to the London Student Drama Festivalplaywrights – Deadline: Rolling

Drama Notebook seeking short plays for kids and teens (paid) – Deadline: None posted

Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Play Production Programme – Deadline: Ongoing

Aurora Metro Books seeks British East Asian plays for publication – Deadline: Ongoing

Middle Child Theatre seeking scripts to commission – Deadline: None posted

Ugly Duck offering cheap rehearsal space in Docklands – next few months for Edinburgh Fringe– Deadline: None posted

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines– Deadline: None posted

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers – Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – Deadline: rolling

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – Deadline: rolling

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: none (open submissions)

The Questors Theatre seeking short plays on theme of ‘online revenge’

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: The Questors Theatre seeking short plays on theme of ‘online revenge’

Description: The Questors Theatre is planning a themed evening of short plays and selected entries will receive a staged reading during their coming season. They are calling out for short scripts – nothing longer than 15 minutes please – that explore the theme of ‘online revenge’.

What’s so great about it? Sometimes it’s great to stretch your imagination by writing to a brief and we think the theme of ‘online revenge’ will resonate with lots of you – given today’s obsession with social media. This is also a great chance to work with a theatre that is dedicated to new writing, to get your work performed on a London stage and to meet other like-minded creatives. So if you fancy exploring the darker side of social media, you’ve got until 30 September to get your 15 minutes plays in. Good luck!

Read the full details here.

Please note, we’ve posted this for your convenience and we’re not affiliated with the organisers of the opportunity.

Photo courtesy of Questors Theatre

The Space: Spring Season 2019 open call – theatre companies and producers wanted

The Space are seeking proposals from theatre companies and producers for their Spring 2019 season.

What they offer: 

  • A welcoming and supportive environment
  • Box office splits and no upfront hire costs
  • Marketing and Production support
  • Free rehearsal space, subject to availability
  • A full box office service (online, phone and door sales)
  • Entry on their website, season brochure and fortnightly e-newsletters.

To find out more and apply visit their website. 

Deadline: 21 September 2018 at 5pm

Source: Playwriting UK Facebook Group

Writing East Midlands seeking lead writers for ‘The Elder Tree’ project (paid)

Writing East Midlands is the writer development agency for the region and supports, promotes and champions writing from the East Midlands.  They are currently seeking resident writers for their project, the Elder Tree.

Writer in Residence Brief: 

12 positions available in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, rural parts of Lincolnshire, Corby and Leicester.

Writing East Midlands is looking for writers and workshop facilitators, with experience of and a strong interest in working with older people, community based work and writing for health and wellbeing to work with us on a new and exciting project, The Elder Tree.

This position requires a time commitment of one session per week (2 hours each) of up to 10 sessions, though these sessions could be taken fortnightly depending on the host venue’s needs. There the allowance for one Planning Day, and all successful applicants who have taken part in the Elder Tree associated training days will get this reimbursed upon project commencement. There is flexibility around timescales due to the requirements of the lead writer and the partner groups, but it is envisioned that the project will have a staggered start from 2019.

A fee of up to £2100 is available for the planning and delivery of residency workshops (£175 per workshop for up to 10 workshops, plus one planning day and one editing day).

Please note, due to location and project needs, it may be possible that successful applicants are awarded more than one residency location. Please state on your application which locations you would be interested in working in.

About Elder Tree

Writing East Midlands three-year project, the Elder Tree will empower groups of older people across the East Midlands to create new work stimulated by museums, archives, heritage spaces, and professional writers. As part of Writing East Midlands wider interest in evidencing how literature can make social change, The Elder Tree, will evaluate ‘how participating in creative writing activity affect feelings of social isolation and wellbeing in older people’ and inform our, and our partner’s, future work.

How to apply: for a full job description and brief, please visit the website.

Deadline: 14 October 2018

Source: Arts Council Jobs page

Artist Call Out – Thinking Queer: Audre Lorde, Marlborough Theatre & Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

The Marlborough Theatre and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts are delighted to announce 2 new commissions for BAME LGBTQ+ artists to create a new 15 minute performance inspired by Audre Lorde

Following on from 2017’s successful Thinking Queer: Bloomsbury Group, they are excited to present another night of reflection, resistance, poetics and power, this time to celebrate the work of trailblazing writer, thinker and activist Audre Lorde.

What they are looking for: 2 artists to present work as part of this event at ACCA on Wed 7th Nov 2018. Each selected artist will receive a fee of £750 to create and present their performance.

They welcome applications for performances with a strong throughline relating to Audre Lorde, her work or politic.

This opportunity is specifically for BAME LGBTQ+ artists working in theatre, digital art, spoken word, live art and/or interdisciplinary performance.

“This opportunity is open to artists of all diverse backgrounds, including foreign nationals. If you would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to submit your application, please contact us. Collectives are welcome to apply, however the commission amount will be £750 for the entire group, not per person.”

How to apply:  send them an e-mail with a 200-word (max) OR a 3-min video description of your idea. Please include a portfolio OR CV to go with your application; Send your e-mail to abby@marlboroughtheatre.org.uk

Deadline: 14 September 2018

Source: Arts Council Jobs page

XPOSED – LGBTQ+ New writing night by Full Disclosure Theatre

Full Disclosure Theatre are now accepting submissions for XPOSED, their new writing night of short plays revealing the naked and entertaining truths about queer life. Their most recent XPOSED evening sold out to audiences at Southwark Playhouse in February.

XPOSED will feature a selection of plays from emerging writers looking to explore LGBTQ+ narratives on stage. The night will provide not only a platform for writers and actors to share original stories, but an opportunity to bring together a community of artists and audiences alike.

What to submit:

  • Monologues and plays with no more than four characters
  • Must not exceed 15 minutes running time
  • The same script must not have been submitted previously
  • Any genre but must explore LGBTQ+ themes
  • Technical requirements must be minimal
  • Please attach any documents in PDF format

They welcome submissions from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation or disability in hope to create as diverse an evening as possible.

Chosen scripts will be performed at Southwark Playhouse, London in November.

How to apply: please email your short play to info@fulldisclosuretheatre.co.uk  including Xposed – (Name of Script) in the subject line.

Please visit www.fulldisclosuretheatre.co.uk/xposed for further details.Please note this is an unpaid experience, but there is no entry fee.

Deadline: 17 September 2018

Source: direct contact

The Guinea Pig Lab seeking one-woman shows (Kansas)

The Guinea Pig Lab literary board would like to invite all playwrights to enter their 2018 search for plays. The board is looking specifically for scripts written as one-woman plays and plans to select THREE for staged readings in spring 2019 in Wichita, Kansas. The competition, named in honor of Guinea Pig Lab volunteer Stephanie Lehr, is open to all playwrights however,  two of the plays will be selected from Kansas playwrights. (This allows them to continue in their mission to support Kansas playwrights, but also allows them to bring in new playwrights so the winners can network and share experiences).

Call for entries:  The Guinea Pig Lab is calling for full-length or one-act plays.

Winner and runners-up will be notified in mid-January. The winner will also receive a staged reading from the Guinea Pig Lab in the spring of 2019, dates TBA. Winners of the competition are welcome to attend the event and will be acknowledged with certificates and a short ceremony – “as we want to ensure the playwright is in attendance so they can fully reap the benefits of a public reading. Prior to the reading, the winner will receive a session with our resident dramaturg, Dr. Dan Bacalzo, a former theatre critic and professor.”

What to submit:
-submit your play (minimum of 20-minute estimated run-time)
-MUST BE A ONE-WOMAN SHOW
-you are welcome to select your own topic, no restrictions
-NO musicals, please
-please submit play in standard traditional play format, in English
-submissions must be original, unpublished plays
-translations and adaptations are not accepted
-no fee to enter
-one script per playwright each contest, please

How to apply: please send your script with a short author’s bio and contact information to theguineapiglab@gmail.com, preferably as a pdf.

Deadline: 30 September 2018 at midnight.

Source: direct contact

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 24 August 2018

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Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline).

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Featured posts:

Autumn Workshops from London Playwrights’ Blog

Summer Sessions: Online Workshops from LPB this August!

LPW Online Book Club: A Raisin in the Sun

Our latest opportunities Pick pf the Week: LPB Workshop: Writing a Play for the Edinburgh Fringe

Pursued by a Bear: “How do I keep my day job from killing my writing?”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 23 Opportunities with August deadlines – Deadlines: various throughout August

Applications for VAULT Festival now open – Deadline: 24 August 2018 at 6pm

W&M Productions seeking kids’ plays for ‘Trick or Treat’ night– Deadline: 24 August 2018

Fitzroy House seeking writers for first professional season – Deadline: 27 August 2018

Little Wonder Short Radio Plays competition open for entries – Deadline: 30 August 2018

People’s Play Award open to writers from the North of England (£1000 prize) – Deadline: 31 August 2018

Shore Scripts Feature, TV Pilot & Short Screenplay Contests – Deadline: 31 August 2018

WGGB: Olwen Wymark Awards open for entries – Deadline: 31 August 2018

Hampstead Theatre submission window open – Deadline: 31 August 2018

Traverse Theatre submission window (opens 1 August)– Deadline: 1 September 2018

Independent International Award for Improper Dramaturgy «Neem-2018» (2000 ruble prize) – Deadline: 1 September 2018

Graeae’s Write to Play comes to South West England! – Deadline: 3 September 2018

The Inspire Programme at the Hampstead Theatre open for applications (18-25) – Deadline: 3 September 2018

Applications open for the Old Vic 12 – Deadline: 3 September 2018

LGBTQ+ playwrights wanted for rehearsed readings at the Park Theatre – Deadline: 7 September 2018

Caspa Arts seeking 10-15 minute scripts for new writing night – Deadline: 9 September 2018

Unmasked Theatre seeking new work for Brighton scratch night & fringe run – Deadline: 9 September 2018

Shifft Script Lab open for applications (female and non-binary* screenwriters in Wales) – Deadline:15 September 2018

David Higham Associates – open day for fiction writers from under-represented backgrounds – Deadline: 17 September 2018

The Tron Theatre: Mayfesto Festival – open for applications – Deadline: 17 September 2018

OSO Arts Centre Barnes seeking work for scratch night– Deadline: 21 September 2018

Eastern Angles Young Writers’ Group (16-25) – Deadline: 25 September 2018

Chaos Theory seeking new plays for 2019 (under 25’s) – Deadline: 30 September 2018

The Questors Theatre seeking short plays on theme of ‘online revenge‘ – Deadline: 30 September 2018

Robin Hood Theatre announce new script submission window -Deadline: 30 September 2018

Pheobus Fire call for scripts on theme of ‘women’s empowerment’ – Deadline: 30 September 2018

The Creative Screenwriting Screenplay Contest open for entries (entry fee, cash prizes) – Deadline: 10 October 2018

LegalAliens seeking short plays on the theme of ‘Migrations: Harbour Europe – Deadline: 15 October 2018

Farnham Maltings accepting applications for grant scheme (18-25) – Deadline: 18 October 2018

New Plays for Young Audiences seeking new scripts for 2019 season– Deadline: 31 October 2018

Theatre Uncut and Young Vic launch UK’s first major political playwriting award – Deadline: 1 November (submissions open on 1 September)

Ink19 festival accepting submissions (East Anglia writers only) – Deadline: 5 November 2018

The Book Pipeline seeking source material to adapt ($65 entry, $10,000 prize) – Deadline: 15 November 2018

Theatrefullstop accepting submissions for Pub Theatre Festival – Deadline: 1 December 2018

365 Women a Year Playwriting Project – Deadline: 31 December 2018

Dwell Time – Penistone Train Line Newspaper: seeking submissions – Deadline: 31 December 2018

Ashland New Plays Festival: International Playwriting Competition ($20 entry, $1500 prize) – Deadline :31 December or when they reach 400 submissions, whichever is sooner

Langham Court Theatre announces Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition ($45 entry) – Deadline: 29 March 2019

Events and workshops:

IMIS Screenwriting Bootcamp Webinar with Larissa Thomas – (Online, £18-£50)

Oplex Careers – Playwriting and Screenwriting Course (Online, £19) – Online

Royal Court announce series of workshops for women – Dates TBC

Bloomsbury Publishing: How to get your play published (view live stream of talk) – Online resource

Free writing workshops with Papatango’s GoWrite – Dates: various

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit – Online resource

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia – Ongoing, sign up any time

Writers’ Support Group (Manchester)– Mondays 6pm-8pm

Old Vic: Free Workshops for Theatre Artists of Tomorrow – Dates: various throughout August

LPB Summer Sessions: Overcoming writers’ block (online workshop) – Online/ Available from 3 August 2018 onwards

LPB Summer Sessions: How to write a monologue (online workshop) – Online/ Available: 17 August 2018

The Scenic Route: Creating Theatre Lab- open for applications – Starts 27 August 2018

From Page to Stage at the Arcola Theatre (course, £95) – Starts 28 August 2018

LPB Summer Sessions: Promoting yourself as a writer (online workshops) – Online/ Available 31 August 2018

National Theatre Workshop: How to Begin Playwriting – Deadline for applications: 31 August 2018/ Starts 21 September 2018

National Theatre Workshop: How to Develop your Play with Suhayla El-Bushra – Deadline for applications: 31 August 2018/ Starts 18 September 2018

COMMON GROUND event at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow – Date: 6 September 2018

Papercut Theatre Redrafting Workshop- 8 September 2018

Scriptwriting workshop with PhillipLPB Workshop: From Stage to Screen Shelley & Scriva – Dates: 16-22 September 2018

LPB Workshop: Writing a Play for the Edinburgh Fringe – Dates: Thursday evenings for 6 weeks from 20 September 2018

LPB Workshop: From Stage to Screen – Date: 29 September 2018

LPB Workshop: The Redrafting Programme – Starts 13 October 2018

Black Writers Conference 2018 – Date: 13 October 2018

Write Theatre playwriting course – Dates: 13-14 October 2018

Ongoing submissions:

Mate Productions accepting applications for Writers Collective – Deadline: None posted

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

The Questors Theatre Ealing accepting submissions for staged readings – Deadline: None posted

Sparks – HighTide’s new script submission process – Deadline: Weekly, follow them on Twitter for updates

Attic Theatre seeking musicals for 2019 tour – Deadline: None posted

React Scratch inviting writers to share work at monthly scratch night – Deadline: Rolling

Out of Joint launches Writers Room for London Uni Students: Submit your work to the London Student Drama Festivalplaywrights – Deadline: Rolling

Drama Notebook seeking short plays for kids and teens (paid) – Deadline: None posted

Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Play Production Programme – Deadline: Ongoing

Aurora Metro Books seeks British East Asian plays for publication – Deadline: Ongoing

Middle Child Theatre seeking scripts to commission – Deadline: None posted

Ugly Duck offering cheap rehearsal space in Docklands – next few months for Edinburgh Fringe– Deadline: None posted

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines– Deadline: None posted

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers – Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – Deadline: rolling

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – Deadline: rolling

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: none (open submissions)

OSO Arts Centre Barnes seeking work for scratch night

The OSO Arts Centre, Barnes returns with their third Dispatches scratch night!
“Following two sellout successes, fantastic reviews from audiences, critics and industry figures, and with multiple pieces going on to be presented at other venues, we’re excited to once again put out the call for new, untested or developing pieces of theatre – whether self-contained or extracts from longer work.”
 A small, black-box venue in the heart of Barnes, thry received over two hundred submissions for our first night alone – working with some of the best new faces in writing, acting and directing.
How it works: submissions open on the 21st of August, and they welcome work from both pre-existing creative teams (with directors and/or actors attached) and lone writers (they’ll help you find the right people to bring your piece to life!) They will present around seven short pieces, and ask the audience to fill in a form with any feedback they might have – making this the perfect opportunity to test your next piece in front of a crowd.
How to submit:  please fill in the submissions form (download at http://www.osoarts.org.uk/get-involved/#Dispatches) and send it (along with your piece) to submissions@justintreadwell.co.uk.
Guidelines: 
• Minimal technical/set requirements, please – anything special, let us know in the form.
• Pieces should be titled and between 10-15 minutes long.
• As we’d like to make the night as useful for development as possible, we ask that you’re available to attend on the 6th December
Deadline: 21 September 2018  at midnight 
Source: direct contact

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