Opportunities

Nottingham Playhouse inviting writers to take part in ‘Time and Memory’ season

The Nottingham Playhouse is inviting writers to submit proposals to take part in their upcoming ‘Time and Memory’ season: “As we mark the centenary of the start of World War One, Nottingham Playhouse is taking this opportunity to explore the political and social consequences of that event throughout 2014.  The season examines nostalgia and regret, …

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Funny Women 2014 Comedy Writing Awards (women writers only)

The Comedy Unit and Huffington Post are now accepting entries for the 2014 Funny Women Comedy Writing Awards.  This is an opportunity to develop a half-hour comedy series for television. Eligibility:  This opportunity is open to female writers only.  As part of Funny Women’s dedication to new talent, only those who have not previously had …

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Play Submissions Helper publishes contests with June (and late-May) deadlines

Play Submissions Helper has just published their monthly roundup of opportunities, featuring those with deadlines in late-May and June 2014. As usual, we’ve already picked and posted the ones we’ve found most relevant (most of these are based in the US), but if you’d like to peruse the whole list you can find it here. …

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Next Act New Play Summit at Capital Theatre seeking submissions (Albany, NY)

NEXT ACT! is an expansion of Capital Repertory Theatre’s commitment to the development of new work, and is designed to complement the Upper Hudson Valley’s recent and future growth explosion in the fields of research and technology. The summit will directly reflect the theatre’s mission, “to create meaningful theatre generated from an authentic link to …

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9Thirty Theatre seeking works on environmental themes (New York)

9TTC produces works that incorporate environmental issues as part of the part, characters, or theme. We are uniquely dedicated to Eco Theatre, connecting humanity and nature, in various forms. What to submit:  They accept original one acts, and full length plays and musicals. They do not accept one-person shows, children’s shows, screenplays, or works without …

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Roundhouse seeking radio plays (age 16-25, paid)

Roundhouse is looking for five original radio plays to produce for its youth-led radio station, Roundhouse Radio.  At least five short plays will be recorded by professional actors and broadcast on Roundhouse Radio.  The judges of this brief are looking for original concepts that are relevant to Roundhouse Radio’s young audience. What to submit:  Roundhouse Radio …

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Stella Adler School of Acting seeking 10-min plays on gender equity/violence and/or global warming (New York, NY)

The Stella Adler School of Acting (NYC) is seeking 10-minute plays that address themes of gender equity and/or global violence against girls and women. Scripts should be a maximum of 10 pages and must be new, unproduced works. Select plays will receive readings. They are also seeking 10-minute plays that address global warming and/or have an …

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Stella Adler School of Acting seeking full length ensemble play for actors 16-25 (New York, NY)

The Stella Adler School of Acting (NYC) is seeking new, full-length ensemble plays for young actors (age 16-25). One or more play will be selected for a student production (this is a curricular project for full-time acting students). Plays must be new, unproduced works and require minimal set, props, costumes. Completed applications must include a …

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Enterprise Theatre seeking 10-min plays on bullying (San Diego, CA)

Enterprise Theatre Company in San Diego, CA, is seeking ten minute plays to be produced as staged readings in October 2014 as part of the Bully Awareness Theatrical Event and to coincide with October’s Bully Awareness Month.  School bullying is a national problem both in person and through cyber space. Each year scores of young …

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The Peckham Pelicam seeking playwrights for ‘Etch’ Scratch Night

Etch is a brand new monthly theatre night held at one of South London’s most thriving new bars and arts venues, The Peckham Pelican. Their aim is to provide a platform for new writing from emerging artists in need of an outlet to do what they love most and to explore, develop, share and discuss their work …

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