Opportunities

Growing Stage seeking plays for young audiences for 4th Annual New Play-Reading Festival (New Jersey, USA)

The Growing Stage New Play-Reading Festival is a wonderful opportunity for artists to have their unpublished works presented before an audience, in a play-reading scenario, by a cast consisting of both professional and amateur actors on two separate occasions during our 2014/2015 season. This project is open to any unpublished and unproduced TYA scripts. Four …

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Sterts Theatre One Act Play Writing Competition (£6 entry fee)

Sterts’ One Act Play Writing Competition is now in its third year. This event is organised to promote and encourage new play-writing talent and has proved to be very successful in producing an ever increasing high standard of writing. The challenge is to produce a thirty minute one act play for four characters. Entrants must …

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New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest ($25 entry fee)

The New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest is an international  playwriting contest developed in 2003 to bring works of social significance to the general public, works that might not otherwise have the opportunity to be presented. The contest receives mentorship and interns from Merit Theater and Film Group, Inc. (MTF), a Theater and Film organization that helps theatrical and film artists develop their …

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Opportunities weekly round-up: 23 May 2014

Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date). ArtsEd Short Film Scripts – a chance to get your short film produced – Deadline: 23 May 2014 Significant Other Festival 2014 seeking writers – Deadline: 24 May 2014 BBC Writersroom Top …

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Live Theatre seeking playwrights for “10 Minutes To…” (Newcastle)

Live Theatre is launching 10 Minutes To… a brand new event in which five playwrights are matched with five directors and given the opportunity to write a 10 minute play that responds to a particular theme.  For the first of these events they want writers to respond to the theme Save the World.  They are …

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Hidden River Arts Playwriting Award (Pennsylvania USA, $1000 prize, $17 entry fee)

An annual prize of $1,000 from Hidden River Arts, a literary arts organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will be given in the following categories: (1) to the best unpublished short story or novel excerpt (2) the best unproduced full-length play. Eligibility: Submissions are welcomed from from writers in English anywhere in the world.  Any previously unpublished …

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Shore Screenwriting Competition (up to £2,500 cash prize, £25-£40 entry fee)

The Shore Screenwriting Competition is currently accepting submissions of short and feature length films.  The competition provides the opportunity to have your script read by professional production companies. What you pay:  There are three different deadlines, with different fees. 1 March – 31 May: Early Bird Deadline £25 1 June – 31 July: Regular Deadline …

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Cro Magnon Theatre accepting scripts on the theme ‘SCREAM’

The Cro Magnon Theatre is excited to announce its weekend of theatre. They will present our first theme: SCREAM on Thursday 31st July until Sunday 3rd August @ The Nursery Theatre in Southwark. What to submit:  Additional details about the theme can be found on their website.  They are looking for short plays with a …

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The Scenic Route accepting submissions for musical theatre cabaret

The Scenic Route is currently seeking submissions from composers, lyricists and musical theatre performers for inclusion into our upcoming Sneak Preview Cabaret showcasing new musical theatre writing.  They are delighted to have Andy Barnes and Peter White confirmed as our special guests providing feedback on selected works. The event takes place on Tuesday 1st July, doors at 7.30pm, at the Wenlock and …

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Newsboy seeking scripts for ‘Commonwealth Edition’

(Note: this opportunity appears to be different from a separate call put out by Tron Theatre, also requesting plays about the Commonwealth Games.) NEWSBOY is looking for short scripts, to be part of its COMMONWEALTH EDITION on Friday 25 July at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow. The Commonwealth Games: 71 Nations, One City, and a …

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