Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 21 November 2014

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 now grouped into three sections: 1) Opportunities with Deadlines; 2) Ongoing opportunities (no deadline); and 3) Workshops and Events.

Opportunities with deadlines:

Calling Playwrights With Connections To The London Borough Of Waltham Forest! – Deadline: 23 November 2014

Stitchin’ Fiction seeking submissions for collaborative scratch night –  Deadline: 25 November 2014

MPG Pictures looking for a horror writer to work on mini series – Deadline: 26 November 2014

High Tide/ IdeasTap accepting applications for Playwriting workshops – Deadline: 26 November 2014 at 5pm

West Avenue seeking short scripts for Briefs new writing night – Deadline: 26 November 2014

Full-day Introduction to Playwriting Workshop with Fin Kennedy of Tamasha (£50 fee) – Deadline: 28 November 2014

Competition to write new play inspired by Staffordshire Hoard for New Vic Newcastle – Deadline: 28 November 2014

Theatre Renegade seeking playwright for Courting Drama at Southwark Playhouse – Deadline: 28 November 2014

The Wagon accepting applications for comedy writing internship (paid) – Deadline: 30 November 2014 at 5pm

Talawa Theatre Company accepting scripts from emerging Black British writers – Deadline 30 November 2014

Goblin Baby accepting scripts about sexual abuse and violence for UNHEARD 2015 – Deadline 30 November 2014

Writer Wanted for Commission for Bravo 22 Company in Buckinghamshire – Deadline 30 November 2014

Tabard Theatre seeking scripts for Playmaker’s Festival 2015 – Deadline: 1 December 2014

Hollyoaks seeking senior story writer/ editor – Deadline: 4 December 2014

Writing Platform Bursary 2015 – supporting collaboration between writers and technologists (£4,000 bursary) – Deadline: 4 December 2014

Proscenium Theatre Journal accepting play submissions – Deadline: 5 December 2014

SCI-FEST LA accepting submissions of short plays – Deadline: 15 December 2014

Jessie Kesson Fellowship open for applications from writers with a production credit – Deadline: 15 December 2014 at 5pm

The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award (£32,000 grant) – Deadline: 19 December 2014

Heavy Weather call out for playwrights! – Deadline: 22 December 2014

Lost Theatre seeking plays for 5 Minute Festival (£10 entry fee, self-producing preferred, £100 prize) – Deadline: 28 December 2014

East End Literary Salon seeking 10-20 minute submissions – Deadline: 31 December 2014

The North Wall (Oxford) accepting applications for writer residency – Deadline: 31 December 2014

Carabosse seeking 5-20 minute submissions for Pub Theatre night (Milton Keynes, open to London writers) – Deadline: 31 December 2014

Constance Cox Playwriting Competition from Sussex Playwrights’ Club (£7 entry fee, £280 prize) – Deadline: 24 January 2015

Bruntwood Prize coming back soon, get your scripts ready! – Competition to be launched on 29 January 2015

Brockley Jack seeking full length plays for Write Now 6 (for playwrights with a connection to SE London) – Deadline: 30 January 2015

IdeasTap Quarterly Editor’s Brief: Family (£250 prize) – Deadline: 30 January 2015

Ten Minute Play Competition from Sussex Playwrights’ Club (£5 entry fee) – Deadline: 31 January 2015

Giant Cherries LGBT Playwriting Competition 2015 (£20 entry fee) – Deadline: 28 February 2015

Saving Endangered Species (SES) International Playwriting Prize (California, $100 prize) – Deadline: 30 November 2015

 

Ongoing submissions:

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Fractured Lines accepting scripts for new writing night – Deadline: rolling

Theatrelab accepting scripts – rolling submissions

Mind the Gap seeking plays by British Writers for performance in NYC ($5 fee) – Deadline:  None posted.  Plays to be produced in November 2014

Kings Head Theatre seeking work in development for Without Decor – Deadline: none posted

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

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

Performance Platform Opportunity, University of Greenwich – Deadline: None posted

Quids In Theatre Co seeking 40-60 minute plays for lunchtime series – Deadline: Ongoing

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – No deadline posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month through to June 2014.

ScriptSpace development workshop at The Space – Deadline: None

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

Open Arts Cafe Call for Submissions – Deadline: None posted

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

Events and workshops: 

IdeasTap inspires – writing workshop ‘Shoot the Cop’ – Workshop date: 14 November 2014 at 3pm – 5pm

IdeasTap Workshop – Write Now 6: Synopsis Surgery (1) – Workshop date: 20  November 2014 at 4pm – 6pm

IdeasTap Workshop – An Introduction to Verbatim Theatre – Workshop date: 24  November 2014 at 3pm – 5pm

IdeasTap Spa hosting free Q&A with Louise Stephen & Henry Swindell – Workshop date: 29 November 6.30pm

IdeasTap Workshop – Write Now 6: Synopsis Surgery (2) – Workshop date: 4 December 2014 at 4pm – 6pm

The North Wall (Oxford) accepting applications for writer residency

The North Wall Arts Centre is offering an in-depth high-quality experience to talented young writers and directors. The TheatreCraft Easter project brings these two vital roles centre stage, offering them a team of professional actors and highly experienced mentors to work with in a safe and supportive space.

The residency runs from Monday 23rd March – Saturday 4th April 2015 and is completely free of charge, including accommodation and all meals.

If you have a passion for theatre, and a genuine commitment to working as a playwright or director, we would like to invite you to apply to come and spend your Easter living and working at our beautiful venue in north Oxford for two weeks of creative exploration in making and staging script-based work. Places are strictly limited, and the work will be intensive, challenging and exciting. You will be treated as professionals, and expectations will be high. The work will be showcased in front of a public audience at a scratch performance evening on Saturday 4th April 2015.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Young Writers: You will need to submit one or a maximum of two short scripts / script extracts (up to 10 pages) alongside your application. We will invite shortlisted applicants for interviews early in the New Year. Upon acceptance, we will mentor you in the writing or completing of a rehearsal draft so that it is ready in time for Easter. Your script is likely to develop further during the residency, and you will work with professional directors, actors and an experienced writing mentor to facilitate this process.

Young Directors: You should submit any images, showreels, descriptions and/or reviews of past projects along with your application. Successful applicants may well have the chance to work with both new and existing scripts. You will work with the young writers on the project, a team of professional actors and an experienced director.

How to get involved:  visit the website for further info and to download an application form.

Deadline: 31 December 2014

Source: Playwriting UK Facebook Page

 

MPG Pictures looking for a horror writer to work on mini series

MPG Pictures is looking to collaborate with a writer (s) on an ambitious project that looks to further blur the lines between film and gaming. If selected you’ll be contracted to produce a treatment for a mini series along with a draft of the first episode (30 mins). This is an excellent opportunity to get creative and do something different!

Applicants will need to provide an example of their writing in the horror genre ONLY in a .pdf file, adhering to standard rules of script formatting and structure. They’re looking for someone who can adhere to deadlines, collaborate and communicate promptly. They can negotiate a flat rate with you commensurate with experience.

How to apply: If interested please pass along a script with a cover letter, advising of any imdb credits. Click here to apply.
Website: http://www.mpgpictures.com

Deadline: 26 November 2014

Source: IdeasTap Jobs Page

Hollyoaks seeking senior story writer/ editor

Hollyoaks is looking to invest further in its story team by hiring a SENIOR STORY WRITER/STORY EDITOR. More than any other soap, Hollyoaks seeks to challenge its audience with daring and ambitious storytelling that hooks viewers in and has love, friendship and family at the centre of everything.

They need creatives to help originate the show and come up with the next big-hitting, headline-grabbing storylines. This is a fantastic opportunity for a seasoned storyliner to flex your writing and editorial skills as part of an experienced and passionate team, where job satisfaction and career development are considered a priority.

Applicants must have experience of storylining or script editing on a continuing drama. The responsibilities will include:

  • Board planning
  • Leading talk-through with the story team
  • Deputising for the Story Producer when required
  • Writing and editing engaging, compelling storylines that conform to the house style and deliver the vision of the Series Producers and Exec Producer
  • Keeping abreast of youth culture, and having an awareness of current issues to help generate agenda-setting stories

The salary for the position will be dependent on experience, but will be between £40,000 and £45,000. Click here to apply.

Deadline: 4 December 2014

Source: IdeasTap Jobs page

Heavy Weather call out for playwrights!

Heavy Weather are now accepting submissions for the second edition of their new writing night LOVER, as part of the Black Box Festival at the Etcetera Theatre in January. They are looking for 4 plays, and one piece of spoken word. Your play should be ten minutes long, with minimal tech requirements, and with a same-sex relationship at its core. We’re looking for exciting, dynamic writing that would work well in the Etcetera Theatre’s black box space. A cast of up to four actors – 2 male, 2 female – will perform all the plays, so please bare this in mind when writing (your play can use as many or as few of these actors as you’d like).

SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS: they are looking for a short (5 minute) piece of spoken word. Please submit both the poem itself, and some footage of a previous performance so they can get a sense of your style. Spoken word artists can either hand over their piece to an actor or perform their own work. Heavy Weather want to see on stage the diversity of relationships that exist in our lives. They want same-sex relationships to be explored in theatre in as much complexity and depth as heterosexual relationships. Last year, LOVER (Park Theatre) sold out and received 4 and 5 star reviews.

How to submit: send your play to heavyweathertheatre@gmail.com

Deadline: Monday 22nd December 2014

Source: IdeasTap Jobs Page

Jessie Kesson Fellowship open for applications from writers with a production credit

Moniack Mhor is proud to host the eighth annual Jessie Kesson Fellowship. This annual award was established in 2009 by Moniack Mhor to honour Jessie Kesson’s inspirational life and work.

Moniack Mhor Writers’ Centre (Scotland) is inviting established writers to apply for the Jessie Kesson Fellowship in 2015.

The successful candidate will receive time and space to develop their work, as well as opportunities to expand their practice. This includes a stipend of £300 per week, plus accommodation. The chosen writer will:

• Live on-site in the cottage at Moniack Mhor for the whole month of March 2015.
• Have the opportunity to deliver six creative writing workshops based on or inspired by Jessie Kesson’s life and work in local schools, libraries, or community centres.
• Be asked to contribute one piece of work to Moniack Mhor at the end of the residency.

These are not compulsory and the final terms of the Fellowship will be agreed by the successful candidate and Moniack Mhor.

Eligibility

The fellowship is open to established writers. To be eligible for the fellowship applicants must have published at least one novel, one short story collection, one poetry pamphlet or had one professional production of their work staged. It is also essential that applicants have experience working with children and young people.

Please apply by sending:

• A CV which includes previous experience of work with children and young people
• An A4 covering letter that demonstrates your qualifications for the fellowship and how it would benefit you

It is important that applicants hold a current UK driving license, or one that would allow them to drive during their stay.

Applications should be sent by email to info@moniackmhor.org.uk or by post to Moniack Mhor Writers’ Centre, Teavarran, Kiltarlity, IV4 7HT.

Deadline: 15 December 2014 at 5pm

Interviews will be held early in 2015 at Moniack Mhor Writers’ Centre.

For any enquiries relating to the fellowship please contact Moniack Mhor at info@moniackmhor.org.uk.

Source: IdeasTap Jobs Page

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions

Amsterdam based theatre company, Orange Tea, is accepting full length plays for a production in 2015-2016. They are looking for plays of about 60-90 minutes in length for a cast of 2-4. Plays should be contemporary and reflect global society. Topics might – but don’t have to – include the environment, social issues, cultural differences or politics. Funny is good but not obligatory.

How to submit: send plays to submissions@orangeteatheatre.com

Deadline: rolling

Source: Playwriting UK Facebook page.

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 14 November 2014

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 now grouped into three sections: 1) Opportunities with Deadlines; 2) Ongoing opportunities (no deadline); and 3) Workshops and Events.

Opportunities with deadlines:

Greenwich & Lewisham Young Writers Collective: Writing For Change (free course, 16-25 year olds) – Deadline:  None posted, although the course begins 18 November 2014

Kenyon Institute offering week-long intensive for writers (Ohio, USA; $2,000 fee) – Deadline:  None posted, however registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis

Hollyoaks seeking Story Writer – Deadline: 14 November 2014

IdeasTap workshop with BBC Writersroom – Deadline: 19 November 2014

Calling Playwrights With Connections To The London Borough Of Waltham Forest! – Deadline: 23 November 2014

Stitchin’ Fiction seeking submissions for collaborative scratch night –  Deadline: 25 November 2014

High Tide/ IdeasTap accepting applications for Playwriting workshops – Deadline: 26 November 2014 at 5pm

West Avenue seeking short scripts for Briefs new writing night – Deadline: 26 November 2014

Full-day Introduction to Playwriting Workshop with Fin Kennedy of Tamasha (£50 fee) – Deadline: 28 November 2014

Competition to write new play inspired by Staffordshire Hoard for New Vic Newcastle – Deadline: 28 November 2014

Theatre Renegade seeking playwright for Courting Drama at Southwark Playhouse – Deadline: 28 November 2014

The Wagon accepting applications for comedy writing internship (paid) – Deadline: 30 November 2014 at 5pm

Talawa Theatre Company accepting scripts from emerging Black British writers – Deadline 30 November 2014

Goblin Baby accepting scripts about sexual abuse and violence for UNHEARD 2015 – Deadline 30 November 2014

Writer Wanted for Commission for Bravo 22 Company in Buckinghamshire – Deadline 30 November 2014

Tabard Theatre seeking scripts for Playmaker’s Festival 2015 – Deadline: 1 December 2014

Writing Platform Bursary 2015 – supporting collaboration between writers and technologists (£4,000 bursary) – Deadline: 4 December 2014

Proscenium Theatre Journal accepting play submissions – Deadline: 5 December 2014

SCI-FEST LA accepting submissions of short plays – Deadline: 15 December 2014

The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award (£32,000 grant) – Deadline: 19 December 2014

Lost Theatre seeking plays for 5 Minute Festival (£10 entry fee, self-producing preferred, £100 prize) – Deadline: 28 December 2014

East End Literary Salon seeking 10-20 minute submissions – Deadline: 31 December 2014

Carabosse seeking 5-20 minute submissions for Pub Theatre night (Milton Keynes, open to London writers) – Deadline: 31 December 2014

Constance Cox Playwriting Competition from Sussex Playwrights’ Club (£7 entry fee, £280 prize) – Deadline: 24 January 2015

Bruntwood Prize coming back soon, get your scripts ready! – Competition to be launched on 29 January 2015

Brockley Jack seeking full length plays for Write Now 6 (for playwrights with a connection to SE London) – Deadline: 30 January 2015

IdeasTap Quarterly Editor’s Brief: Family (£250 prize) – Deadline: 30 January 2015

Ten Minute Play Competition from Sussex Playwrights’ Club (£5 entry fee) – Deadline: 31 January 2015

Giant Cherries LGBT Playwriting Competition 2015 (£20 entry fee) – Deadline: 28 February 2015

Saving Endangered Species (SES) International Playwriting Prize (California, $100 prize) – Deadline: 30 November 2015

 

Ongoing submissions:

Fractured Lines accepting scripts for new writing night – Deadline: rolling

Theatrelab accepting scripts – rolling submissions

Mind the Gap seeking plays by British Writers for performance in NYC ($5 fee) – Deadline:  None posted.  Plays to be produced in November 2014

Kings Head Theatre seeking work in development for Without Decor – Deadline: none posted

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

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

Performance Platform Opportunity, University of Greenwich – Deadline: None posted

Quids In Theatre Co seeking 40-60 minute plays for lunchtime series – Deadline: Ongoing

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – No deadline posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month through to June 2014.

ScriptSpace development workshop at The Space – Deadline: None

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

Open Arts Cafe Call for Submissions – Deadline: None posted

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

Events and workshops: 

IdeasTap inspires – writing workshop ‘Shoot the Cop’ – Workshop date: 14 November 2014 at 3pm – 5pm

IdeasTap Workshop – Write Now 6: Synopsis Surgery (1) – Workshop date: 20  November 2014 at 4pm – 6pm

IdeasTap Workshop – An Introduction to Verbatim Theatre – Workshop date: 24  November 2014 at 3pm – 5pm

IdeasTap Workshop – Write Now 6: Synopsis Surgery (2) – Workshop date: 4 December 2014 at 4pm – 6pm