Claremorris Fringe Festival seeking 15 minute plays (Ireland, €10 entry fee)

Claremorris Fringe Festival 2015 is seeking submissions of 15 minute plays.  The Fringe will be held from April 4th to 11th 2014 – with two plays each night – that’s a total of sixteen plays. The venue is The Dalton Inn Hotel in the centre of the town, adjacent to the Town Hall. The plays will be fifteen minutes duration (plus or minus two minutes) and will be independently judged. There will be a first prize of €500 for the writer of the best play with the runner-up getting €250.

What to submit:  A fifteen minute play (+/- 2 mins).  The play can not have been previously performed or published.

How to apply:  Entries can be made online via their website.  (For script formatting, acceptable file types are: txt, PDF and Microsoft Word.)

What you pay:  €10 entry fee.

Deadline:  Sunday 14 December 2014

Source:  Playwriting UK Facebook Group

Free New Writing Platform with Caroline Jester at Central Saint Martins

Can Playwrights Cross Borders Others Can’t? (New Writing Platform)
Tuesday 09 Dec 2014 from 18:30 to 20:00

This event will be run by dramaturg and writer Caroline Jester, who has developed international playwriting projects in Germany, Poland, Croatia, Italy and the US including Europa (Methuen) and has been Literary Manager and Dramaturg at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Caroline has been working with students on the MA Dramatic Writing course at Central Saint Martins and with writers at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb Croatia on a pilot project exploring international digital playwriting collaborations.

Caroline will share the results of the pilot alongside an In Conversation event with writer Tena Štivičić, whose play 3 Winters is currently on at the National Theatre. Students from the MA Dramatic Writing course will facilitate a discussion on whether playwrights should collaborate beyond their national border and how language barriers can be explored dramatically.

The New Writing Platform series is an occasional series of talks and events run in partnership with the dramatic writing industry, providing a platform to share and explore new ideas going on in the dramatic writing industry.

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More:
Further information on Caroline Jester
Further information on 3 Winters
MA Dramatic Writing course

Source:  @Playwriting_UK

Script Read East seeking Murder Mystery submissions

ScriptReadEast is a scriptwriter’s showcase event,  providing an exciting opportunity for new and unknown writers to have their work read out by professional actors to a live audience at Rich Mix and receive written feedback. They welcome all genres but are at this time in need of a MURDER MYSTERY script for their next event. This can be in any medium, from a TV pilot to theatre to full-length feature or short.

Writers are expected to be available for rehearsal and a live showcase. This is a brilliant chance for writers to add another dimension to their developing scripts by having them read out loud and getting audience reaction from feedback sheets.

How to apply:  If you are a new -ish writer and would like to submit a script for our next event please submit your script to scriptreadeast@gmail.com The script needs to be in its 2nd -3rd draft stage. (we do not accept scripts already in production or development by a production company )

Note:  Please omit camera directions and they may edit the scripts selected by our panel to ensure they are apporopriate to read before a live, paying audience.

Deadline:  Saturday 20 December 2014

Source:  Arts Jobs

Opportunities for 14-26 year olds at the Soho Theatre

If you’re aged 14 to 26, and want to develop your comedy, theatre or writing skills to a higher level, then SYC Comedy Lab, SYC Theatremakers or SYC Writers’ Lab is where you should be.

Launched in 2011, Soho Young Company gives you the opportunity to meet new people, have a laugh and test yourself. Take part in a range of courses led by theatre professionals, writers and comedians, creating a piece of work or performance for the stage.

Whether you want to write, do stand-up or try something new, you can find out more by checking out the links below and downloading our SYC info sheet.

How to apply: For more information please email education@sohotheatre.com

Deadline: 15 December 2014

Source: Soho Theatre Writers’ Newsletter

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 5 December 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:

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

Vertical Line accepting scripts for young audiences – Deadline: 5 December 2014

IdeasTap offering places on film development workshop with SAI/Working Title – Deadline: 11 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

Berliner Festspiele seeking new plays – Deadline: 15 December 2014

Eclipse Theatre Company accepting submissions from Black British writers – 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

Tron Theatre accepting submissions for scratch night – Deadline: 22 December 2014

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

Fisher Taylor-Gaunt accepting musical theatre submissions – Deadline: 28 December 2014 at 6pm

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

Calling all film makers! IdeasTap £10K Film Fund accepting applications – Deadline: 19 January 2015

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

Sky Arts – Scholarships of £30k available for emerging talent including playwrights! – Deadline: 26 February 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: 

Mike Bartlett speaking at Waterstones Hampstead – 28 November 2014 at 7pm

IdeasTap Spa hosting free Q&A with Louise Stephen & Henry Swindell – Workshop date: 29 November 2014 at 6.30pm

IdeasTap workshop – how to produce an evening of short plays – Workshop date: 3 December 2014 at 6.30pm

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

Vertical Lines holding a writer response event– 7 December 2014 at 3pm

Tron Theatre accepting submissions for scratch night

An opportunity for playwrights to hear short extracts of their work directed and performed by professional actors, The Progressive Playwright is the Tron’s monthly scratch event, giving playwrights the chance to hear short extracts of their work directed and performed by professional actors in the Tron’s Changing House studio. Following the readings there will be feedback and discussion which can help the playwright progress to the next stage of their work.

The audience will vote for one script at the end of each Progressive Playwright event that they would like to hear more of. The successful writer will then have the opportunity to take on the feedback given, look at the strengths and weaknesses of their script, develop their piece further (up to a maximum of 20 pages including the initial first 10) and use the next event as a platform for hearing more of their developed piece.

Please note, each play only has the opportunity to progress to another one event. It is then up to the writer, if they want, to develop their script further, taking on the audience, actor and director feedback.This event is about the playwright learning more about their craft, hearing their work performed and encouraging them to work further on scripts that they want to develop.

Each scratch night has a different theme – please see below for up and coming deadlines and themes.

How to apply: before submitting your work, please read the Progressive Playwright Guidelines, Please include a Progressive Playwright Cover Sheet at the front of all submissions.

To submit scripts and for more information please email progressive@tron.co.uk

DATES AND THEMES FOR THE PROGRESSIVE PLAYWRIGHT SPRING 2015:

Thursday 22nd January DESIRE – Directed by Jordan Blackwood Deadline for scripts: 22nd December

Thursday 5th March PREDJUDICE – Directed by Allie Butler Deadline for scripts: 12th February

Thursday 23rd April SURVIVAL – Directed by Lissa Lorenzo Deadline for scripts: 2nd April

Thursday 28th May BETRAYAL – Directed by Andy Arnold Deadline for scripts: 7th May

To submit scripts and for more information please email progressive@tron.co.uk

Eclipse Theatre Company accepting submissions from Black British writers

CALLING BLACK* BRITISH WRITERS!Are you a Black British writer in Theatre, TV, Film or Radio? Have you had at least two scripts produced in any of these formats? Are you based in the UK?

If your answers to these questions are yes, Eclipse Theatre Company wants YOU to be a part of a REVOLUTION.

REVOLUTION MIX, is their ambitious three year project that will commission and produce Black British writers across theatre, film and radio culminating in the largest delivery of Black British stories ever seen in this country.

They will select at least 10 writers from across the country to join them for a three year journey from development through to production, starting with a workshop in Sheffield during March 2015.

They are looking for writers from all over England who have had at least two scripts professionally produced and are particularly interested to hear from experienced Black writers based outside London.

How to apply: If you are interested and meet the above criteria, please email your CV, and an example of your writing and tell them where in the UK you are based. Please send via email to: admin@eclipsetheatre.org.uk

Please note: this project is not for beginners. Experience and proven quality are essential.  However, there will be further opportunities throughout REVOLUTION MIX so keep checking their website for updates.

Deadline: 15th December 2014 at 5pm

Source: BBC Writersroom website

 

Fisher Taylor-Gaunt accepting musical theatre submissions

Fisher Taylor-Gaunt Productions is offering four writing teams the opportunity to develop their musicals.  Each successful musical will receive a week’s worth of development in Spring 2015, culminating in a 30-minute showcase in a Central London venue.

Each successful musical will be paired with an established industry director to help develop it alongside the writers.  Rehearsal space and cast will also be provided by The Musical Theatre Academy (http://www.themta.co.uk/).

Each successful application will receive:

  • A week-long development process.
  • A director and Musical Director to help develop the showcase with them.
  • A cast to develop the showcase with them.
  • Rehearsal space for development workshops.
  • A showcase of 30 minutes worth of material in a central London venue at the end of the development process.

  • Application Specification:
  • You must be a UK resident.
  • Your piece must not have been produced professionally before.
  • Your musical does not have to be completed.  We are looking for projects to develop and will accept applications as long as there is enough material for the showcase.
  • If based on a novel/film/play, or if you are using music that is in copyright, you must obtain the rights prior to applying.
  • You may only submit up to 2 musicals per writer.

    Submission Content:

    Please send:

  • Three contrasting songs (including a chorus number if your musical contains a chorus).  They require the sheet music, lyric sheet, and an MP3 recording of each song. They will not judge on the quality of the recording.
  • Two scenes of dialogue from the musical.
  • A brief synopsis of the story, adding titles of musical numbers in where appropriate.
  • A suggestion for the structure of a 30-minute showcase of your musical.
  • A CV for each of the writers, detailing their previous experience.
  • A cover letter stating your ambitions for the piece, and what potential you feel it has.
Please send your submissions (and any questions) to:
Joel@ftgproductions.com

Deadline: 28 December 2014 at 6pm

Source: email circular

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 28 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:

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

BFI Academy residential for film writers aged 16-19 – 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

Vertical Line accepting scripts for young audiences – Deadline: 5 December 2014

IdeasTap offering places on film development workshop with SAI/Working Title – Deadline: 11 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

Calling all film makers! IdeasTap £10K Film Fund accepting applications – Deadline: 19 January 2015

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

Sky Arts – Scholarships of £30k available for emerging talent including playwrights! – Deadline: 26 February 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: 

Mike Bartlett speaking at Waterstones Hampstead – 28 November 2014 at 7pm

IdeasTap Spa hosting free Q&A with Louise Stephen & Henry Swindell – Workshop date: 29 November 2014 at 6.30pm

IdeasTap workshop – how to produce an evening of short plays – Workshop date: 3 December 2014 at 6.30pm

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

Vertical Lines holding a writer response event– 7 December 2014 at 3pm

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