Month: March 2016

HighTide Academy accepting applications for workshop this weekend!

HighTide produces plays by outstanding new writers, and as part of their HighTide Academy your play could be performed at HighTide Festival 2016.  The Academy takes place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April at their offices in Farringdon, London. They’re inviting twenty five emerging writers to join them for two days of development at our central London offices …

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Masterclass: Introduction to Playwriting with Fin Kennedy (£50)

Masterclass: Introduction to Playwriting with Fin Kennedy Saturday 4 June 2016, 10 – 6pm, London Location: Tamasha (Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA) This one-day workshop for beginners aims to introduce some basic principles of dramatic storytelling, and demystify some key terms. What is the difference between Story, Plot and Narrative? Or between …

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Scripts: An Actor’s Approach – A Workshop with Julie Glover

Scripts: An Actor’s Approach Wednesday 29th June 2016 from  10.00am – 4.00pm Venue: YHA St Pancras Master Raconteur has organised a one day workshop looking at how an actor approaches a script, run by tutor JULIE GLOVER of ‘Coronation Street’ and ‘Emmerdale’. This opportunity will benefit aspiring actors but will also be valuable for writers. Interrorgating a …

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Pleasance Theatre Scratch Night seeking submissions

A Pleasance Scratch is an evening of variety, ideas and fun; a chance to see artists present brave, new work at the first stages of development. Applications are now open for their scratch on Mon 13th June 2016. If you’re a theatre company currently developing a new piece of work and would like to present 10 minutes of it as …

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Writing For Musicals: An Introduction To Book & Lyrics (new course!)

***New course!*** Interested in writing for musical theatre but daunted about where to start? Wondering how to apply your writing skills in new ways? Curious about how to get involved in the thriving UK musical theatre scene? Writing For Musicals: An Introduction To Book & Lyrics is a half-day introduction for playwrights new to writing for musical theatre.  Whether …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 25 March 2016

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). Want to be sure you never miss …

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Opportunities: Our Pick of the Week – BBC Scriptroom 11 Call Out for Comedy Submissions

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 Scriptroom 11 call out for Comedy submissions Description: The BBC Writersroom is currently accepting submissions for Scriptroom 11, seeking comedy scripts (TV, …

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April Workshops from London Playwrights’ Blog

Looking for some creative stimulation or practical advice this April?  We’re pleased to announce our range of new workshops coming up next month.  The full listings are included below. Why should you take part? See what others have said: ‘Dense in information, very engaging and oh-so practical! Inspired to create and produce more work now.’ ‘I enjoyed the …

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Fundraising For Your Play: The Arts Council & Beyond (New details!!!)

***New time slot & price!*** Want to produce your own work but stuck on how to raise the money?  Unsure how to approach the Arts Council for funding?  Curious about what other funding options are out there? Fundraising For Your Play is a day-long workshop that will provide participants with the information they need to successfully …

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