Opportunities

Free Spirit Theatre seeking submissions for Write-Off 2019

WRITE-OFF! is an annual showcase of the best new writing talent from Solihull and Birmingham. Five new short plays by up and coming local writers. Spanning several genres, there’s plenty to enjoy for all tastes and all ages. Audience vote for the best written play and the corresponding writer is awarded the Write Off trophy. …

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Influencing Machine seeking short plays by midlands based writers

INFLUENCING MACHINE are seeking short plays inspired by their dark comedy dystopian podcast, The Future History of the British Isles (Future History) by Hugh Dichmont. Criteria and Brief: -Plays must be 5-minutes long, and be inspired by the themes of our podcast -No monologues -Applicants must be based in the Midlands -Writers of all levels …

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Introductory Writers’ Groups at the Royal Court open for applications

This is a myth-busting introduction to theatre writing. Participants are encouraged to think about theatre in its three-dimensional reality, guided by the particular passions of the writer leading the group.  We assign places based on potential; writers are not expected to have extensive experience of writing for stage. Application is through a short extract of …

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David Nobbs Memorial Trust accepting comedy submissions

The David Nobbs Memorial Trust has been established by comedy producers, performers and people who knew and loved David, with the blessing of his family, to honour his memory by supporting new comedy writing in the UK. The contest is aimed at those early in their writing career – but it is not totally ‘open door’. Entrants must be …

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Stitchin’ Fiction accepting submissions for new writing event

An original new writing night where casting, rehearsal and performance takes place in the course of a SINGLE evening…  Stitchin’ Fiction is a free, non-profit platform for creatives to come together in a workshopping environment. Writers with words stuck in their laptops and notebooks are given a pool of performers and a director for the night, who want to …

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‘Lost and Found’ Live storytelling event at Edinburgh Fringe with BBC Ouch

Ouch runs the disability part of the BBC website and a podcast on the BBC with a focus on disability and diverse stories. Your disability tales are wanted for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! They are looking for unusual, complex and humorous stories just waiting to be told … and they are here to help you tell them. They are …

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Aktualise Theatre accepting submissions

Aktualise Theatre Company are currently accepting plays for their monthly play reading series. What they are looking for: they are seeking plays which are either 1- 1.5 hours in length, or 2-2.5 hours. How to apply: email them at aktualisetheatre@gmail.com Email – aktualisetheatre@gmail.com Twitter – @aktualise Deadline: rolling (readings take place monthly)   Source: direct contact

Northern Ireland Screen accepting submissions for Shorts to Features 2019-20

Northern Ireland Screen are seeking applications for their latest Shorts to Features 2019-2020 scheme. This scheme supports the development of a proof of concept short film aligned with a feature film project. The development process will run from June 2019 to March 2020 with 1 project selected after the initial development period for production. A …

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Northern Ireland Screen New Writer Focus 2019-20

The New Writer Focus 2019-2020 is open for applications from Northern Ireland resident writers new to feature film and long-form drama. For the avoidance of doubt “writers new to feature film and long-form drama” in this context means a writer without a writing credit on a produced feature film or long-form drama. They are looking …

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Northern Ireland Screen are seeking submissions for New Shorts Focus

New Shorts Focus is open to entry level writers and writer/directors resident in Northern Ireland, particularly from groups who are underrepresented within the film and television industry. 6 projects will be selected for development from September 2019 to March 2020, with 3 projects selected to move into production. A production company will be attached to …

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