Month: January 2020

Script to Stage are accepting 15 submissions for a Table Read (Scotland)

What is it? Script to Stage are hosting a Table Read on Sunday February 23rd at 2.30pm at Comicrazy, 45 Old Sneddon St, Paisley PA3 2AN. Whether you are a seasoned playwright or dipping your toe into the wonderful world of play creation for the first time, this is a chance to hear your own …

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2020 Wexford Literary & Arts Awards competition call out (€10 fee)

What is it? The Billy Roche International Short Play Award, as part of the Wexford Literary & Arts Festival, is now accepting submissions of short plays. First place – €300, second place – €200, third place –  €100. The four shortlisted plays of 2020 will be read by Enniscorthy Drama Group as part of the …

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Writers wanted for the 4th annual “Full Stack” new writing competition

What is it? KDC Theatre, a non-professional performance arts charity focused on development of artists (including writers), have run a new writing project annually for the last few years to encourage new writers and to promote efficient storytelling. Successful scripts will be included in a fully staged anthology production with the other winning entries in …

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Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing open for entries (£500 prize)

What is it? Amateur playwrights world-wide are invited to submit unpublished one-act plays in English for the Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing. Three winning scripts will be selected for fully staged performances during the Windsor Fringe Festival in October 2020. One of the three scripts will be chosen for the £500 prize, judged on the writing …

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International Playwriting Award Theatre503 opens 1st February (£6,000 prize)

What is it? Theatre503 is an award-winning home of new writers and a launchpad for the artists who bring their words to life. They stage the work of more debut writers than any other theatre in the world and can now announce the re-opening of the Theatre503 Playwriting Award, their bi-annual search for the best …

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Applications now open for The Writing Squad

What is it?  Applications are now open for The Writing Squad – a two year programme that begins in April 2020. The Writing Squad is a group of motivated writers to help you develop your writing. They welcome writers of any formats – from poetry and prose, through film, stage and radio scripts, to games …

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ScriptSpace open call for submissions

What is it? ScriptSpace is an opportunity for playwrights to hear their work out loud and get instant feedback from the audience, actors and artistic team at the Space Theatre in London. Each play which is submitted is read by their team of readers and provided with a written  feedback report. Selected plays are offered a prepared …

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Free event in Swansea for emerging producers and theatre makers

Are you a theatre maker, director, writer or producer based in Wales?  Producer Works in partnership with Swansea Grand Theatre, with support from the Arts Council of Wales and Swansea Council are proud to announce the launch of theatreLab, an initiative that supports producers and makers of theatre. Please come and join us for a …

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Northern Writer’s Awards applications now open

What is it? Writers based in the North of England are invited to submit their work-in-progress to the Northern Writers’ Awards 2020. The Northern Writers’ Awards are for work-in-progress and exist to recognise talent and support new work towards publication or broadcast. The awards are the largest of their kind in the UK and have …

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Reviews for Playwrights: Shook by Samuel Bailey

In our latest blog series, our new team member, Joanne Griffiths, will be reviewing new writing productions from the perspective of an emerging writer. She’ll be sharing her insights into how we can learn from seeing the work of other playwrights on stage, and how this might help us develop our own playwriting careers.  First …

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