Opportunities

Warts and All Theatre seeking writer (paid)

Warts and All Theatre are looking to commission a Writer who has experience of generating a new play With/By/For Children and Young People. The commission involves a period of research and development, in which the Writer will deliver a series of exploratory and development workshops with Looked After Children in Wellingborough. These workshops will involve …

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The First Laugh Comedy Writing Competition open for entries

The First Laugh Comedy Writing Competition is a free-to-enter peer-to-peer competition aiming to help brand new writers get a foot in the door of the UK comedy industry. It’s for people with credits on two shows or fewer, so people with no credits at all can enter, which isn’t the case with a lot of competitions. …

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Steyning Festival Theatre Trails accepting one act plays

Entries are invited for the 2020 Steyning Festival Theatre Trails. These should be one act plays of around 40 minutes duration, small casts (up to 6), and simple production and staging requirements, suitable for staging in a variety of small informal venues, indoor or outside. Four chosen plays will be given rehearsed readings on May 23 …

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Play Submissions Helper: 38 playwriting opportunities with October deadlines

Play Submissions Helper have published their monthly roundup of opportunities, featuring those with deadlines October 2019. As usual, we’ve already picked and posted the ones we’ve found most relevant (most of these are based in the US), but you can click through to peruse the whole list of playwriting opportunities. Deadline: various throughout October 2019 …

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Workshop with Lisa Holdworth (Chair of the Writers Guild GB)

  Lisa Holdworth (Chair of the Writers Guild GB) and writer on ‘Call The Midwife’, ‘Ackley Bridge’, ‘Midsomer Murders’ and many more high end television shows on FRIDAY 25TH OCTOBER in Manchester (Media City). Lisa will discuss how to protect your work, your rights and yourself in the industry. How much work you should be doing for free? How do …

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No: Intermission 2020 – seeking submissions – last week to apply!

NO : INTERMISSION 2020, a one act play festival in Sydney, Australiais  taking script submissions from emerging and established playwrights from around the world. All the details are available at www.theatretravels.org/submit and shows will be informed by Christmas if they have been selected for the festival. They are looking for scripts that are 40-90 mins …

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Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company (Houston, Texas) seeking submissions of 10 minute plays for competition

Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company (Houston, Texas) seeking submissions for its’ ten minute play festival in Houston, Texas, United States, which is now entering it’s 12th year. – The festival is open to any playwright – It’s run by Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company https://mildredsumbrella.com –They specifically seek work by female identifying playwrights AND/ OR plays about female …

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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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