Kimberley Andrews

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 11 October 2019

Want to support LPB? Become a member! 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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Opportunities – Pick of the Week: BBC Caroline Aherne Bursary

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: BBC Caroline Aherne Bursary Description: BBC Comedy Commissioning in partnership with BBC Writersroom and BBC …

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National Queer Theatre accepting submissions

National Queer Theater is a producing organization dedicated to the progress of new works. If interested, please direct all play submissions to submissions@nationalqueertheater.org. We are especially seeking social justice-based theater and the work of LGBTQ artists. ​The National Queer Theater is now accepting submissions for the second Criminal Queerness Festival, which will take place in New York …

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International Youth Arts Festival accepting applications

The International Youth Arts Festival is the UK’s largest multi-arts festival for and by people under 27, featuring some of the most exciting new work by emerging young talent. Creative Youth and IYAF supports work for and by young people between the ages 5 to 26. These may be professional or amateur. Children or young …

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The International Radio Playwriting Competition 2020 

The International Radio Playwriting Competition 2020 – from the BBC World Service and British Council in partnership with Commonwealth Writers – is an opportunity for writers from outside the UK to tell their stories. The competition runs from 1 October 2019 to midnight GMT 31 January 2020 and is open to new and established writers, provided they live outside the UK and …

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4Stories, new-talent scheme from Channel 4 accepting applications

4Stories, the new-talent scheme from Channel 4, designed to bring on and help establish the next generation of writers and directors, is back! The scheme is aimed at finding genuinely diverse voices, exploring contemporary stories of and by communities that are rarely seen on mainstream television. They encourage applications from talent currently under-represented in TV …

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BBC Caroline Aherne Bursary

BBC Comedy Commissioning in partnership with BBC Writersroom and BBC North are delighted to announce the Caroline Aherne Bursary 2019. The inaugural bursary scheme in the memory of the late Caroline Aherne was launched in 2017 at the Salford Sitcom Showcase. Aimed at writer/performers, the bursary will award £5000 to the successful applicant to enable …

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BBC Writersroom Wales Festival

Save the date and secure your ticket for the BBC Writersroom Wales Festival. Further details for the festival will be announced soon! WHEN: Monday 9th December 2019 from 9.30 – 19.00 WHERE: National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NP Secure your free ticket now! Deadline: not applicable  Source: BBC Writersroom

LPW launches Podcast with Temi Wilkey, One Fine Play & The Bush Theatre

We have a super exciting announcement to make! We’ve launched a podcast – and as it’s all about playwrights, we think you’re going to love it! Created by the brilliant OneFinePlay, and supported by the Bush Theatre, this brand new podcast features playwright and actress Temi Wilkey talking to writers about how they create theatre. …

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