Pokfulham Rd Productions seeking playwright for collaboration (fluent Korean required)

Pokfulham Rd Productions  薄扶林道©, a new writing non-profit production company, is gearing up for its 2014 lineup with a play about North and South Korea.

They are just coming off the success of a soldout run of “the t-group” which ran 14-23 October during the KCL Arts and Hum Festival.

They are looking for a Korean playwright, poet, writer (fluent) who will collaborate with playwright Jingan Young on a new and exciting play on N Korea which they are planning on mounting next year.

How to apply:  Please email jingan.young@gmail.com for more details on how to apply/else an informal chat!

Website:  http://pokfulamrdproductions.tumblr.com

Deadline:  None listed

Source:  Arts Council e-newsletter

Adrian Pagan Award Shortlist Announced

As reported in The Stage, the shortlist has been announced for the Adrian Pagan Award.

The five shortlisted plays are:

  • Kitchen Sinking by Gina Gough
  • Dead Party Animals by Thomas Pickles
  • Dissolution by Isobel Middleton
  • My Darling Wife by Isaac Ssebandeke
  • The Visitor by Remi Rachuba

The prize is production of the winning play in the King’s Head Theatre’s new writing venue, the Hope Theatre, and an award of £2000.  Good luck to all!

Source:  The Stage via @Playwriting_UK

Sussex Playwrights’ Club seeking plays of up to 60 min for Constance Cox Playwriting Competition (Entry fee: £7)

The Sussex Playwrights’ Club has renamed their annual writing competition the Constance Cox Playwriting Competition; they are now accepting entries.  (Note:  All their playwriting competitions are listed on the same page, so you may have to scroll down a bit to find all the details.)

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

Deadline:  30 November 2013

Source:  Play Submissions Helper

Red Planet Prize 2013 open to entries for television writing

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.

Deadline:  6 January 2014

Source:  Televisual

3rd annual Jewish Playwriting Contest open for submissions

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:

  1. It is not a Yiddish play.
  2. It is in English.  (Translatons welcome.)
  3. It is not a Holocaust play. (There is a separate category for those. See //shoah)
  4. It contains significant jewish themes, characters, content, or points of view.
  5. It does NOT fall into the beloved category of “ethnically stereotypical comedy” (No ‘Yiddishemammeh” plays, no “My Afternoon With Bubbe”, no “Jewtopia”)
  6. It has not had a full production in the NY Metro region, or been published.
  7. 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.

Deadline:  21 November 2013 at 6pm

Source:  Play Submissions Helper

Carla Grauls announced as winner of Nick Darke Award

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.

Congratulations, Carla!

Source:  The Stage

Write on Tap seeking plays of up to 20 min

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 info@writeontap.co.uk 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.

Deadline:  21 November 2013

Source:  Play Submissions Helper

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 8 November 2013

Our weekly round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).


Almost Random Theatre seeking short plays (entry fee) – Deadline: 10 November 2013

‘Retreats’ Playwriting Competition from Almost Random Theatre seeking 10 min plays (fee required) – Deadline: 10 November 2013

Ideastap Workshop – Introduction to Short Film Screenwriting – Deadline:  11 November 2013

Theatre503 Writers’ Nights for MUCKY KID on 12 and 13 November – Deadline: writers’ nights take place on 12 and 13 November, booking in advance is advised.

Applications open for Sundance Theatre Lab (USA, $35 Application fee) – Deadline: 15 November 2013

Bush Theatre seeking readers – Deadline: 15 November 2013

White Rabbit seeking short stories on theme of ‘Birthday’ – Deadline: 15 November 2013

Broken Glass Theatre Co seeking 15-20 minute performances for Short Fuse – Deadline: 16 November 2013

IdeasTap: accepting creative writing submissions on theme of ‘boredom’ – Deadline: 29 November 2013

The Ronald Duncan Prize 2013 – Deadline: 30 November 2013

10th Women Playwrights International Conference accepting submissions (women writers only) – Deadline: 1 December 2013

BBC Writersroom 10 open to applications (Nomination from theatre required) – Deadline: 2 December 2013

Steyning Festival 2014 seeking new plays (45 minutes or less) for site-specific rehearsed readings – Deadline: 5 December 2013

Sky Arts Futures Fund – £30K bursaries to be won (18-30 year olds) – Deadline: 6 December 2013 at 5pm

Playwrights’ Progress Development Opportunity from Writers Guild of Great Britain – Deadline: 11 December 2013

Trinity College London International Playwriting Competition accepting entries of one-act plays for young people (Fee required) – Deadline: 13 December 2013

DVM Theatre accepting submissions for scratch night – Deadline: 13 December 2013

Little Pieces of Gold seeking 10 minute plays for January showcase -Deadline: 15 December 2013

Lace Market Theatre seeking new play submissions – Deadline: 31 December 2013

TLW LEXiCON Play and Short Story Competition (£3 submission fee) – Deadline: 10 January 2014 (*Note:  Submissions don’t open until 1 November 2013!)

Write Now 5 Festival at Brockley Jack seeking submissions of full-length plays (SE London writers only) – Deadline: 27 January 2014

The Paul Darby prize for drama is now open for submissions (entry fee £5) – Deadline: 28 February 2014

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

Open Arts Cafe Call for Submissions – Deadline: None posted

DVM Theatre accepting submissions for scratch night

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 dvmtheatre@yahoo.co.uk

Deadline: 13th December 2013

Source: IdeasTap jobs board


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