Opportunities

Dysthelexi seeking submissions for SundaySurgery (targeted at Dyslexic Writers, fee for participation)

Dysthelexi’s SundaySurgery is a monthly development workshop for film, theatre and radio scripts, bringing together writers, actors and directors to work on new writing in a rehearsal room environment. It’s an opportunity for industry talent to work collaboratively and help writers progress their scripts. Culminating in a short showcase and post-performance discussion, writers, actors and …

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BBC Writersroom changing submissions policy for 2014

As we head into 2014, the BBC Writersroom will be modifying its submissions policy.  As announced on their blog, the BBC Wrtersroom will continue to accept unsolicited scripts.  However, each of the four scriptrooms they are running in 2014 will be focused on a different department: Script room 1       March 2014   …

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Kitchen Dog Theatre seeking full length plays for New Works Festival (Dallas, Texas)

Kitchen Dog Theatre is seeking scripts for their 2014 New Works Festival. What you get:  Each year, Kitchen Dog Theater selects one original script to receive: A fully staged production (as part of our regular season – a five-week run) Paid travel to Dallas, TX (if necessary) to work with the Director, Cast and Crew …

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Stage Q Call for Scripts for Queer Shorts 9 (Madison, Wisconsin)

StageQ invites you to submit a short play for our ninth annual festival of short queer plays, Queer Shorts 9.  Queer Shorts 1 – 8 were sold-out smash hits, and you could be part of the fun during their 2014 playfest.  Queer Shorts 9 will be performed June 13-21, 2014 at the Bartell Theatre in …

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Schreiber’s Shorts 2014 seeking 10 minute plays on theme of identity (New York)

In April 2014, Schreiber’s Shorts: “Beyond Our Backyard” will present an evening of new 10 minute plays that deal with the theme of identity.  Examples of this include immigrant experiences, cultural differences and clashes, nationalism and national identity. The goal of the evening is “to honour the art of the 10 minute play, provide more …

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Gadfly’s “Final Frontier Festival” is now accepting one-act play submissions (Minnesota, USA)

Scripts are now being accepted for Gadfly Theatre Productions’ first annual Final Frontier Festival. The Final Frontier Festival is a new one-act play festival exploring the intersection of queer, feminist, and geek culture. What to submit:  Scripts should be no longer than forty five minutes, contain queer and/or feminist themes in a sci-fi/fantasy genre, and …

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Fluff Productions seeking submissions for ‘No More Page 3’ writing competition (Last minute opportunity!)

Fluff Productions is seeking submissions for their ‘No More Page 3’ writing competition. The task is to write a short play 30-40 minutes in length based on the No More Page Three campaign. This can be is literal or as abstract as you would like, you may want to write directly about the campaign or …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 20 December 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). Bush Theatre open to proposals for new plays – Deadline: 20 December 2013 Ghost Dog Productions seeking 10 minute plays – Deadline: 23 December 2013 Lace Market Theatre seeking new play submissions – …

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Opportunities for writers with Salon:lab 2014

Salon:lab 2014 will offer even more opportunities and exposure to writers as they take our writer development programme forward and draw audiences and support from a wider network. After four successful events at the Cockpit and Conway Hall in 2013, they are working towards three salon:lab showings of work in April, June and October, almost …

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Applications open for Spring writing groups at the Royal Court

In Spring 2014, The Royal Court Theatre will be running two Introduction to Playwriting groups, both of them intended to help playwrights at an early stage of their career to develop their skills. The groups are small in number and are a friendly and supportive environment in which playwrights can engage with their peers, develop …

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