New Wimbledon Theatre seeking new plays for Young Actors Company

New Wimbledon Theatre has been running a Young Actors Company in our Studio since 2007. Their work is all professionally directed and designed and their Young Actors groups are incredibly dedicated and passionate about the work they produce.

For their March productions they are looking for new plays either unperformed or which are deserving of more exposure. They need to have a cast of 12+ and be appropriate for a 14+ audience. They are interested in challenging work with contemporary themes.

They will accept full length or one act plays.

How to submit: If you have any work you think might be appropriate please send them to Andrew Alty:

The three plays they select will each be rehearsed from September 2017 with three performances in our 75 seat studio in March 2018.

Deadline: 30 June 2017

Source: direct contact


For more information please contact me at this email address.

Artsdepot accepting submissions for Room Festival 2017

Room Festival is a low tech festival that takes place in Artsdepot’s  Creation Space. They are looking for individuals / companies from across the UK who are creating contemporary performance work and who wish to present their ideas in front of an audience.

They are offering:

•    Up to six companies / individuals a performance slot as part of their Mixed Bill night, plus a contribution of up to £100 towards travel expenses and time in the Creation Space.

•    Two companies / individuals a performance slot as part of our Double Bill nights, plus a contribution of up to £300 per company and time in the Creation Space.

How to apply: find out more and apply here

Deadline: 27 June at 10am

Source: Arts Jobs

Artsdepot – applications invited for research & development residencies 2017

The Artsdepot residency programme is a way for them to engage with artists and companies from different art form backgrounds, providing them with access to resources and expertise within a professional multi-art form venue.

They are offering research and development residencies in our Creation Space, and invite applications from emerging and established artists / companies with performing arts based practises and exciting new ideas.

The successful individuals / companies will receive:

  • The Creation Space – space for up to two weeks to research and develop new ideas.
  • A contribution of up to £1,000.
  • Access to support and mentoring from industry professionals including the artsdepot team (subject to availability).

How to apply: find out more and apply here.

Deadline: 27 June 2017 at  10am

Source: Arts Jobs


Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 16 June 2017

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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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Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week:  London Writers’ Week 2017

Coming up with London Playwrights’ Blog:

LPB at London Writers’ Week: Making Your Own Work in the Digital Age: A Panel Discussion 

LPB at London Writers’ Week: Creative Inspiration 2.0: A Practical Workshop 

LPB at London Writers’ Week: Social Get-Together and Networking for Writers

From the Archive of our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear:  “I’m struggling to finish my first play, should I just give up?”

Opportunities with deadlines:

Threadbare Theatre’s playwriting competition seeking a play set in a pub – Deadline: 16 June 2017

The Comedy Crowd seeking short comedy videos for showcase (chorts) – Deadline: 16 June 2017

Talawa seeking applications for four-week TYPT Programme (Black British artists, age 18-25) – Deadline: 17 June 2017 at 6pm

Stitchin’ Fiction seeking submissions for scratch night – Deadline: 18 June 2017

Development Lab at Lyric Hammersmith – Deadline: 18 June 2017 at midnight

Ditchling Museum seeking writer in residence (paid) – Deadline: 19 June 2017

Lancaster Words Festival short film competition open for entries (under 25’s) – Deadline: 19 June 2017

The Write Network seeking writers for Page to Stage Project (London writers, £65 fee) – none posted but first session takes place on 21 June 2017

Onstage/Offstage seeking 10-15 minute plays on ‘resisting’ for podcast (USA) – Deadline: 21 June 2017 11.59pm EST

Hiive accepting short films for ‘short of the month’ – Deadline: 25 June 2017

Creative Future Literary Awards open for applications (poetry and flash fiction) – Deadline: 26 June 2017

Future Film Labs (finance): panel and networking event with BFI & Hiive – Deadline: 27 June 2017

Les Enfants Terribles accepting applications for The Stepladder Award 2017 – Deadline: 27 June 2017

Theatrefullstop accepting submissions for carnival podcast – Deadline: 27 June 2017

Ismena Collective now auditioning young playwrights for exciting project – Deadline: 30 June 2017

Green Curtain Theatre accepting submissions for London Irish Play Festival 2017 – Deadline: 30 June 2017

US New Works of Merit seeks scripts of social significance ($25 fee, $300 prize/professional reading) – Deadline: 30 June 2017

Full Circle Radio Theatre launch new online playwriting festival for 2017– Deadline: 30 June 2017

Pint-Sized seeking 10-15 minute pieces (£75 payment for performance) – Deadline: 1 July 2017

School For Poets seeking writers and educators (paid) – Deadline: 1 July 2017

Alleyway Theatre seeks musicals/plays in memory of Maxim Mazumda for New York premiere – Deadline: 1 July 2017

Dionysian magazine accepting shorts from female-identifying playwrights – Deadline 1 July 2017

Hampstead Theatre launches Inspire: The Next Playwright Programme (age 18-25, £200 bursary) – Deadline: 2 July 2017 at midnight

The Salon Collective calls for playwrights to partner on ACE funding – Deadline: 2 July 2017

Reframed summer script call for short films, sketches and web series – Deadline: 4 July 2017

Verity Bargate Award 2017 – Deadline: 5 July 2017 at 12pm

G64 Festival running ‘Truth or Dare Festival’ competitions for playwrights age 4-18 – Deadline: 10 July 2017

Penguin Random House accepting submissions for WriteNow scheme – Deadline: 16 July 2017

Hijabi Monologues seeking true stories for performance at Bush Theatre (Muslim women writers) – Deadline: 17 July 2017 at 12 noon

Sterts Theatre One Act Play Writing Competition 2017 (entry £7, prize £40) – Deadline: 31 July 2017

Yale Drama Series Competition 2018 – Deadline: 15 August 2017

London Short Film Festival open for 2018 submissions (entry fee $6.50- $38) – Deadline: 21 April-21 August 2017

Miscellany Theatre Productions seeking love stories for My Irish Love Song project – Deadline: August (exact date TBC)

Soundwork call out for 15 minute monologues (Production and placement on website) – Deadline: 31 August 2017

Barnes Film Festival short film competition (under 25’s, entry £10) – Deadline: 1 September 2017

Red Dragonfly new playwriting competition 2017 open for submissions – Deadline: 1 October 2017

Congleton Players One-Act Plays Festival open for submissions (£150 prize) – Deadline: 30 November 2017

Ashland New Plays Festival (Oregon, $15  entry, $1500 prize) – Deadline: 31 December (or when they receive 400 submissions)

Events and workshops:

Playwrights Toolbox with Paul Kalburgi at Bread and Roses   –   Friday 16 June 2017(10-6pm)

The Writers Club open for applications for July 2017 sessions (£75 a term) – no specified deadline/ sessions begin in July 2017

London Writers’ Week 2017 – starts 3 July 2017

LPB at London Writers’ Week: Making Your Own Work in the Digital Age: A Panel Discussion  -8 July 2017 3pm-4.30pm

LPB at London Writers’ Week: Creative Inspiration 2.0: A Practical Workshop  -8 July 2015 5pm – 7pm

LPB at London Writers’ Week: Social Get-Together and Networking for Writers -8 July 2017 7pm-9pm

The John Retallack Playwriting Course (Oxford, £2500) – Deadline: 31 July 2017

The Scenic Route presents ‘Creating Theatre, an Intensive Lab'(£195/£210 cost) – Starts 21 August 2017

Three day playwriting workshop with Simon Stephens in Andalucia  15 – 19 October 2017

Writers’ Mutual writing group -currently taking place Wednesdays 11am- 1pm

Ongoing submissions:

Call out for writers interested in forming all female theatre company – Deadline: none posted

Ugly Duck offering cheap rehearsal space in Docklands – next few months for Edinburgh Fringe

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines

Theatrefullstop in call out for bi-weekly podcast script submissions – Deadline: None posted.

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers – Deadline: ongoing

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

London Poet seeking film makers to collaborate with – Deadline: none

Edgemar Center for the Arts (Santa Monica) seeking new work for 2017 season – Deadline: none

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

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

Pokfulam Rd Productions looking for playwrights and creatives – Deadline: none posted

55 Kings Contemporary Theatre Productions looking for writers – Deadline: none posted

Plane Paper Theatre call out for plays – Deadline: none posted

Theatrelab seeking scripts to perform at ‘WordPlay’ at Bath Spa University – Deadline: none posted

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

Madam Renards Mini Fringe Festival Swindon open for applications from writers and performers – Deadline: none posted (festival takes place in 2016)

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)

Poppy Seed – accepting submissions of 5 minute scripts for blog – Deadline: none posted

Future Film Labs (finance): panel and networking event with BFI & Hiive

Are you a budding filmmaker who wants to know more about how filmmakers raise finance and spend budgets? Find out in this masterclass and networking event.

Future Film Labs offers industry insight, practical masterclasses, professional advice and networking for young emerging filmmakers. This month the panel of guests shows you the money. They wrap up with free networking drinks featuring drop-in scripting, casting and funding surgeries with our partners Euroscript, Young Actors Theatre Management and Livetree. Inspiration awaits!

How to book: apply for tickets through Hiive. Please note, you’ll need to set up a profile before you can apply.
Deadline: 27 June 2017 for booking (event takes place on 1 July 2017)
Source: Hiive

Opportunities – Pick of the Week: London Writers’ Week 2017

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:  London Writers’ Week 2017

Description: London Writers’ Week is back for 2017 and promises to be a week jam packed full of interesting events for writers. This year’s theme is to provide access to and showcase the best new ideas going on in terms of writing for and using Digital Media in the UK.

What’s so great about it? London Writers’ Week is a great way to network, get advice on your writing and gain an insight into some of the best new ideas going on in the world of writing. Tickets for the events cost as little as £5, or less if you opt for the festival pass, which will you get you entry to 24 events for just £60 – that’s just £2.50 per event! (We’ll also shortly be sharing a discount code alongside an exciting announcement, so watch this space.)

If that doesn’t get you clicking through the listings, then you should also know that London Playwrights’ Blog will be running three events as part of the week: kicking off with a panel discussion on Making your own work in the digital age, followed by our Creative Inspiration 2.0 workshop and finishing up with a networking event in the bar. We’ll see you there!

Read the full details here.


London Writers’ Week 2017: Events Listings

London Writers’ Week is back from 3-8 July 2017 with a jam packed programme of events taking place at  Central Saint Martins The Tabernacle.

This year’s theme for London Writers’ Week is to provide access to and showcase the best new ideas going on in terms of writing for and using Digital Media in the UK. With the growth of Netflix, Amazon, BBC Three going online and theatre productions use of digital media, they hope the week provides an insight into and advice on some of the best new ideas in the UK.

Booking/Price: Bookings can be made through the individual event’s page (click through below) or by buying a Festival Pass that gains entry to all events.

LPB has been allocated a discount code for our events on Saturday 8 July, and also for a select number of full Festival Passes, which we’ll be sharing very soon alongside an exciting announcement. Watch this space for more info!

For all other bookings:

  • All Individual events are £5 unless otherwise stated
  • Festival Passes are available for £60 (allowing you entry into all 24 events, except for the John Yorke Intensive)
  • Day Passes are available for £15

For full event listings click here

Hiive accepting short films for ‘short of the month’

Here’s one for the short filmmakers amongst you…

The Hiive community is full of talented Filmmakers with incredible short films so they thought what better way to promote those short films than a ‘Short of the Month’ competition. Each month they’ll be premiering a short film on our Youtube channel and social media, the only rule being that it hasn’t yet been posted online. Dramas, Docs, Animations… all genres and styles are welcome.

They’ve partnered with the BFI Future Film Lab and Panalux, with support from LaCie to offer filmmakers some great prizes.

The winner will receive some great prizes to support your upcoming projects:

  • A free one-week lighting package courtesy of Panalux
  • A free rugged LaCie hard drive
  • Free colour grading from a Colourist at the post house Electric Theatre
  • A screening of your chosen film at the BFI Future Film Lab’s monthly event followed by a Q&A and a Hiive goodie bag.
  • Blog posts about your film and crew
  • A Spotlight episode with you and
  • Regular social media promotion

How to apply: check out all the details on Hiive. You’ll need to be able to provide a link to your film, this can be done via Vimeo, YouTube or Google Drive. They won’t accept download links so please ensure your film is viewable online.

Deadline: 25 June 2017

Source: Hiive

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