What to submit: A stage play on any theme, up to 60 minutes in length and with a maximum of six characters. Plays submitted must not have been previously staged, given a public reading, or published.
How to apply: Play scripts should be submitted under a pseudonym, accompanied by a sealed envelope with the writer’s name, address and contact details and sent to: Neil McKellar, 17 Overhill Way, Patcham, Brighton, BN1 8WP, UK.
Entry fee: £7. (SPC members have one free entry.)
What you get: Writers are eligible to win the following prizes:
First prize: £250 plus a reading of the play at a club meeting
Second prize: £125 plus a reading of the play at a club meeting
Third prize: £50 plus a reading of the play at a club meeting
Entries are now being accepted for the 2013 Red Planet Prize, supported by Red Planet pictures and Kudos Productions.
Eligibility: The competition is open to anyone in the UK and Eire.
What to submit: Entrants must upload the first ten pages of an original 60 minute script for TV along with a short synopsis; this can be a single play or a pilot for a series. You will also need to submit an outline of no more than one page and a log line of no more than 16 words.
Entries written by more than one person can be made. Only one submission per author will be accepted; however, if you have submitted a joint entry you are also permitted to enter once individually. Multiple entries from an individual will result in disqualifation.
Should entrants then proceed through to the second phase, they will be asked to submit their full script.
How to apply: Applications can be made via their website.
What you get: Finding, nurturing and investing in new writing talent is at the heart of the Red Planet Prize: the winner receiving a £5,000 cash prize and all the finalists enjoying the benefit of both Indies’ knowledge and experience through a structured scheme. Red Planet Pictures and Kudos are currently mentoring many new writers found through the initiative with over a dozen previous winners and finalists developing projects with both companies.
David Winitsky (Artistic Director) and Jeremy Stoller (Contest Producer) of the jewish plays project (jpp) are excited to announce the return of their competition for full-length plays dealing with contemporary jewish themes. Using a curated jury process followed by a series of live selection events, the Contest will give equal voice to jewish audiences and artists in creating jewish theater for the 21st century.
Eligibility: From their website: “THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO ARTISTS OF ALL BACKGROUNDS, DENOMINATIONS, FAITHS, CREEDS, RELIGIONS and other IDEALS. We believe that jewish identity and culture are specific manifestations of universal human cravings for spiritual, ethical, moral and worldly joy. “Matrilineal descent” is neither important nor necessary.”
What to submit: Full-length plays that deal with contemporary jewish themes that have never been produced in New York City. Full guidelines can be found on their website.
The following must be true of a submitted play:
It is not a Yiddish play.
It is in English. (Translatons welcome.)
It is not a Holocaust play. (There is a separate category for those. See //shoah)
It contains significant jewish themes, characters, content, or points of view.
It does NOT fall into the beloved category of “ethnically stereotypical comedy” (No ‘Yiddishemammeh” plays, no “My Afternoon With Bubbe”, no “Jewtopia”)
It has not had a full production in the NY Metro region, or been published.
It is NOT a musical (plays with music may apply).
How to apply: Submissions are made through their online form.
What you get: The winning play will receive development as part of the jpp’s 3rd OPEN Festival of new jewish theater at the 14th Street Y (residency, reading or workshop up to $2,500 plus artist travel to New York) in June of 2014. The Top 10 plays in the Contest will be considered for further development by the jpp, either as part of the Festival or through other programs.
As reported in The Stage, Carla Grauls has been announced as the winner of the Nick Darke Award. The Award, funded by Falmouth University, is presented to a playwright writing on an environmental theme. The £6,000 prize is designed to support the writer in developing their piece.
More detail about the winning entry Made for Him can be found on the award’s website.
Playwright Carla Grauls has won this year’s Nick Darke award, a £6,000 prize that celebrates the “best writing for stage, screen and radio” on an environmental theme.
Grauls, who is the co-founder of the Hurly Burly Theatre Company, won for her entry Made for Him.
Write on Tap is open to submissions of short plays for its next event in February 2014.
Submitted plays should respond to the following theme: “Does that one sin of mine wipe away all the good things?”
What to submit: Plays should respond to the set theme, and running time should be up to a maximum of 20 minutes long. Your script cannot have been previously produced. They are also unable to read more than one script from a writer in the same submission window.
Please include a short description of the script you wish to submit including any relevant details of your career/company plus any material from previous productions or links to You Tube.
How to apply: Please email your scripts to email@example.com with the theme as the subject line.
Eligibility: All UK based playwrights are welcome to submit, but especially those based in the north east and the greater Newcastle area.
DVM Theatre host monthly scratch night, SCRATCH, and are now seeking submissions for their January and February performances.
SCRATCH is open to artists from all disciplines, including theatre and primarily showcases work-in-progress performances. There is also the opportunity for feedback and question and answer sessions. 4 20 minute acts will be selected for each performance which will take place in Matthew’s Yard, Croydon on 28th January/ 25th February 2014.
How to apply: email a 50-100 word description of your act to firstname.lastname@example.org