3MT (Three Minute Theatre) is seeking new writing for their comedy sketch show on 15 June 2013.
They are going back to their roots with this night of new writing and comedy talent, so if you have a sketch idea or 3 minute script you wish to submit now is the time. They will read over all the submissions, hand them over to their inhouse cast and let the writers know if they will be showcasing your piece on the 15th.
What to submit: Sketch ideas of new scripts of under three minutes in length.
How to apply: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Sketch Submission’ in the subject line.
Deadline: None posted
Note: Descent Theatre has another current call out for comic scripts – this is a separate call with an earlier deadline.
Descent Theatre is celebrating its 3rd birthday by presenting 4 of the best scripts from the last 3 years alongside some brand new material. Now We Are Three: The Best of Descent will showcase all the talent that’s gone before and welcome new writers to pave the way for the future of Descent.
What to submit: They are looking for two new pieces, max 15 minutes in length, that can be about absolutely anything at all. As long as they’re 100% original and have never been performed before, Descent is interested in reading them.
Full submission details can be found on their website.
How to apply: Send your script to email@example.com and quote ‘best of’ in the subject line.
What you get: Each new piece will be performed twice over the course of 5 nights.
Deadline: 2 June 2103
The John Brabourne Awards (JBA’s) are a stepping stone for up and coming talent, driven to further their careers in all aspects of the film, commercial television and cinema industries. They offer cash sums of up to £5,000 and seek to help those disadvantaged in some way, for example through lack of funds or set-backs due to illness or accident.
Applicants should have a minimum of 2 years relevant experience in the Film and Television industries and be able to demonstrate how receiving an award will help take their career to the next level. The two years can be accumulative and do not have to be continuous. Unpaid work can be counted.
What to submit: Applicants must complete an application form that asks them to provide the following information:
- Contact details
- Summary of previous employment (both inside of and outside film industry)
- Family details
- Contact details for two referees (they do not need to provide a letter, only a way to get in touch to discuss your application)
- Financial details
The finished application will include the following documents:
- Completed application form (word processed)
- Supporting details
- Portfolio of work (can be uploaded through Vimeo)
Full details and an application form can be found on their website.
How to apply:
Post your application to:
Head of Welfare and Secretary of the Brabourne Committee
The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund
22 Golden Square
London W1F 9AD
If you have any queries regarding the John Brabourne Awards application, please contact Eunice Bornasty on 020 7437 6567 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What you get: The JBA’s provide cash sums of between £1,000 and £5,000 to help with expenses such as living and travel costs, childcare, course fees, materials, hire charges etc. Applicants must demonstrate how receiving JBA funding for their proposed activity will help progress them in their career. Please note they will not provide funding retrospectively.
Deadline: 31 July 2013 at 5pm
Note: The deadline is for receipt of applications, not postmark.
Descent Theatre is now taking script submissions for their 14th July event at The Cockpit. They have teamed up with their regular compere and brilliant stand up comedian Tom Rosenthal to present an evening of comic shorts and Tom’s Edinburgh Festival preview.
What to submit: Unlike their usual Shorts nights, this event has a purely comic twist so they are looking for short pieces (max 20 mins) with a comedy edge. Otherwise the content is completely flexible. There is no limit to the number of characters, and the piece can be an extract from a longer work as long as it works on its own.
See full details in their submission guidelines.
How to apply: Email a PDF of your script to email@example.com. Writers may only submit one script per submission round.
Deadline: 26 May 2013
Source: Arts Council Newsletter
Following their success with Barrie Keeffe’s SUS, Dilated Theatre have been offered a slot at one of London’s leading fringe venues. A new writing/new company slot playing Sunday, Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees for a 4 week run in October/Nov this year.
What to submit: They are looking for a play that comments on the society we now live in, social, economic, political undertones would fit our mission statement and the venue we are approaching. Between 3-6 characters. Two specifics to this are that we need parts for two Caucasian males; one needs to be playing age of 25-30. the other needs to be playing age of 16-25. Ideally the play would be between 90 – 120 mins long with minimal set.
Ideally they are looking for a script finished and ready to go but would look at something that needed development if it was promising.
How to apply:
Scripts and more info:
Artistic Director Dilated Theatre
65 Clarence Road
What you get: Fee is profit share at present, but they aim to get more funding. They are looking at this being a showcase for all – the company, cast and writer – and all building a relationship with the Theatre.
Deadline: ASAP but before mid-June for serious consideration.
Source: PlaywritingUK Facebook Group