International Student Playscript Competition now open for submissions

The International Student Playscript Competition (ISPC) is a playwright competition open to anyone aged 16 to 25 based anywhere in the world. It is free to enter and there are no restrictions on form, content, or length, except that it must be a new play, or adaptation, and it should be written in English.

The winner of the competition will receive constructive feedback, £500 prize money and mentoring from an established playwright. The winning script will also receive a workshop with a professional director at the National Student Drama Festival 2014.

How to apply: Applications must be made through IdeasTap.

Deadline: 11 October 2013

Source: Arts Council Job Board

Papatango seeking resident playwright

Multi-award winning new writing company, Papatango are inviting applications for
the new position of resident playwright. The chosen writer will be commissioned to deliver a full-length play by June 2014. Papatango will provide full development support, consisting of mentoring, script development sessions with professional writers, free creative space and rehearsed readings, with the ambition of taking the play on to a full production at the end of the process.
Additional information: As part of the Residency, Papatango will be applying for a BBC Theatre Fellowship. As the chosen writer will be the proposed beneficiary, they will need to supply supporting materials for the application. Should this be successful, Papatango will be able to offer the writer a full fee.

How to apply: Please send a CV and short cover letter (no more than one side of A4), outlining why you would like the position and the difference it would make to your career to scripts@papatango.co.uk

Deadline: 1 July 2013

Source: Arts Council Jobs Board

Opportunities Weekly Roundup: 21 June 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).

Verity Bargate Award 2013 – Deadline: 30 June 2013

By Jove! Theatre call for submissions for new writing event – Deadline: 1 July 2013

Old Vic New Voices seeking writers on attachment for Community Company – Deadline: 1 July 2013

2013 Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award – Deadline: 1 July 2013

Off Cut Roots seeking one acts of 30-45 minutes – Deadline: 1 July 2013

Tower Hamlets Council call for submissions for ‘A Season of Bangla Drama’ theatre festival – Deadline: 4 July 2013

Heavy Weather Theatre accepting short play submissions – Deadline: 10 July 2013

Bush Theatre Open Submissions Window 17 June-12 July – Deadline: 12 July 2013

Riff Raff Productions seek submissions for new writing and art project – Deadline:  12 July 2013

The Liontamers Theatre Company seek submissions– Deadline: 14 July 2013

BBC Theatre Fellowship Scheme – Deadline: 22 July 2013

ARK Theatre seeking short plays for ‘Two by Two’ – Deadline: 31 July 2013

John Brabourne Awards (for disadvantaged writers) – Deadline: 31 July 2013

Alfred Fagon Award 2013 (writers of African or Carribbean heritage only) – Deadline: 8 August 2013

Yale Drama Series Competition 2013 – Deadline: 15 August 2013

Little Pieces of Gold seeking short plays for TRANSITIONS at the Park Theatre – Deadline: 15 August 2013

HighTide seeking writers for Escalator Plays Development Scheme – Deadline: 31 August 2013

BBC Community Theatre Scheme – Deadline: 16 September 2013

Tower WWI new play competition (entry fee) – Deadline: 27 September 2013

By Jove! Theatre call for submissions for new writing event

 

In association with Blueeyes productions, BY JOVE! are hosting ‘Loveart’, a brand new monthly arts event in Bethnal Green and they are looking for submissions. There is no set theme but they seeking inspired, relevant, and vibrant new voices.

They are looking for one act plays or scenes with a maximum length of ten minutes. They are also accepting poetry, spoken word, music and short films.

How to apply: Submit your work and any enquiries to sj.brady0@gmail.com

Deadline: Monday 1st July 2013

Source: Arts Council Jobs Board

Heavy Weather Theatre accepting short play submissions

Heavy Weather Theatre are now accepting short play submissions for their night at the Park Theatre this August. They are looking for two writers to join their existing team of four. The performances will take place on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th August.

Plays should be ten minutes long, with minimal tech requirements and with a same-sex relationship at its core. They are looking for exciting, dynamic writing that would work well in the Park’s studio theatre.

How to apply: Please submit your play to heavyweathertheatre@gmail.com. Alternatively, you can submit an example of a previous short play with a detailed synopsis of your idea for this.

 Deadline: 10th July 2013

Source: Ideastap Job Board

Riff Raff Productions seek submissions for new writing and art project

 

Lost Shoes is an art and new-writing project which will take place in London in September 2013. Writers are invited to write a short new play inspired by an image taken from the twitter feed @abandonedshoes. Alongside this, artists will be invited to decorate, rework or repurpose an old shoe. The work will be showcased in a pop-up gallery as part of the London Design Festival 2013.

‘A half glanced child’s sandal in the hedge. Men’s dress shoes neatly paired behind an industrial estate. A broken ballet pump in the gutter. Deliberately placed or abandoned in haste – how did they get there? We’ve all seen them, perhaps out of the corner of our eyes, but what are their stories?’

How to apply: Play submissions should be no longer than 15 minutes in length and able to be performed with minimal set, prop and costumes. Please complete a Submission Form and send with your script to info@riffraffproductions.co.uk

Deadline:  12th July 2013

Source: Arts Council Jobs Board

Tower Hamlets Council call for submissions for ‘A Season of Bangla Drama’ theatre festival

Tower Hamlets Council is inviting theatre companies to express their interest in the 11th annual ‘A Season of Bangla Drama’ theatre festival, which will take place this November. The festival showcases new writing as well as interpretations of old favourites which have crossed centuries and continents and remain relevant to the Bengali community in Britain today. Selected companies will be given the opportunity to develop their production at the Brady Centre or Kobi Nazuri Centre from August.

How to apply: Download and complete expression of interest from the Council’s arts and events website here. Or for more information contact Kazi Ruksana Begum on festivalsandevents@towerhamlets.gov.uk or on 02073647906

Deadline: The closing date to express interest is July 4th 2013. Successful groups will be contacted on July 11th 2013.

Source: Arts Council e-newsletter

 

The Liontamers Theatre Company seek submissions

Following the success of In Pursuit of Oblivion in Spring 2013, The Liontamers Theatre Company is looking for submissions for their second North West Tour. They are looking for the best plays around which meet the complexities of a touring environment and although they aren’t based in London, they are accepting nationwide submissions. There are no specific restrictions on theme or subject matter but in their words, ‘make them funny, make them sad, make them however you like, we do not mind but the golden rule is that they need to be wonderfully written’.
Criteria:

  • Plays must be full length and previously unperformed.
  • Plays must be for a cast of strictly no more than 2-3 actors but they will allow for doubling.
  • There are no specific technical requirements, but do consider that the play needs to be suitable for touring.
  • There must be an option of  including an interval within the play (bar sales!!)
 Additional information:
  • They guarantee that they will read all plays and are developing a team of readers to fulfil this; however, it may take an indefinite amount of time to sift through scripts.
  • They will keep writers updated as to where they are in the process and whether or not they have been successful.
  • They don’t generally offer feedback on unsuccessful submissions.

How to apply: Please e-mail your play to karlbarnsley@theliontamerstheatre.co.uk.

Deadline:  Sunday 14th July 2013

Source: Ideastap Job Board

Opportunities Weekly Roundup: 14 June 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).

Sydenham Arts Festival seeking Playwriting Workshop Leader – Deadline: 14 June 2013

Scratch OFF seeking 10-20 minute pieces for new writing night – Deadline: 16 June 2013

Verity Bargate Award 2013 – Deadline: 30 June 2013

Old Vic New Voices seeking writers on attachment for Community Company – Deadline: 1 July 2013

2013 Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award – Deadline: 1 July 2013

Off Cut Roots seeking one acts of 30-45 minutes – Deadline: 1 July 2013

Bush Theatre Open Submissions Window 17 June-12 July – Deadline: 12 July 2013

BBC Theatre Fellowship Scheme – Deadline: 22 July 2013

ARK Theatre seeking short plays for ‘Two by Two’ – Deadline: 31 July 2013

John Brabourne Awards (for disadvantaged writers) – Deadline: 31 July 2013

Alfred Fagon Award 2013 (writers of African or Carribbean heritage only) – Deadline: 8 August 2013

Yale Drama Series Competition 2013 – Deadline: 15 August 2013

Little Pieces of Gold seeking short plays for TRANSITIONS at the Park Theatre – Deadline: 15 August 2013

HighTide seeking writers for Escalator Plays Development Scheme – Deadline: 31 August 2013

BBC Community Theatre Scheme – Deadline: 16 September 2013

Tower WWI new play competition (entry fee) – Deadline: 27 September 2013

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