Opportunities

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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Squint seeking submissions for Scratchbook: Great Reckonings In Little Rooms

Squint has put out a call for submissions for their March 2014 performance of Scratchbook: Great Reckonings in Little Rooms. About Squint:  Squint create bold, ensemble-driven theatre that explores epic modern themes through visual storytelling. We stage work that asks questions of the world we live in and exhilarate audiences with a visceral cocktail of …

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Theatre Exchange Birmingham seeking script extracts for performance

Theatre Exchange Birmingham is inviting writers to submit extracts for their next scratch showcase at Theatre Absolute Shopfront Theatre in Coventry city centre, taking place on Monday 20th January 2014. What to submit:  This is an open brief, however the piece must be intended for Theatre. They can under certain circumstances (musical pieces, for instance) …

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Theatre-Rites accepting proposals for Mentoring and Development Programme in making work for children

Theatre-Rites is accepting proposals for their Mentoring and Development Programme to support and protect experimentation and risk-taking in the creation of work for children. They are looking for an artist or company, from any discipline, to embark on a programme of mentoring and development by and with Theatre-Rites.  This would result in the co-creation of …

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BAC inviting proposals for Freshly Scratched

BAC is now accepting proposals for Freshly Scratched.  This an opportunity for artists and companies who have never worked professionally at Battersea Arts Centre before to try out new theatrical ideas in front of an audience and to get feedback from them. How it works:  Freshly Scratched is an opportunity to try out short theatrical …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 13 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). Trinity College London International Playwriting Competition accepting entries of one-act plays for young people (Fee required) – Deadline: 13 December 2013 DVM Theatre accepting submissions for scratch night – Deadline: 13 December 2013 …

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Creative competition on the theme of LOVE (£250 prize), IdeasTap Editors Brief

Ideastap has opened up its quarterly Editor’s Brief to submissions on the theme of LOVE. The brief:  “You can’t buy it. It’s all you need. But where is it? And can you feel it tonight?  We’re talking, of course, about LOVE. From Shakespeare’s sonnets to the bromantic oeuvre of Seth Rogan and our five-day festival, …

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Performance Platform Opportunity, University of Greenwich

See below for details of a Performance Platform Opportunity offered by Greenwich University.  (Note: The original posting in the Arts Council Newsletter had listed an incorrect email, but the correct details are listed below.) For: Early – mid career Theatre Makers, Writers, Producers What: Do you have a new play or devised theatre piece that you would …

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Scripts wanted for rehearsed readings at Rich Mix, IdeasTap

The IdeasTap Takeover is a five-day festival at London’s Rich Mix featuring some of the most exciting artists in the UK.  This opportunity is open to writers aged 16 and over. There will be all sorts of creative delights on offer. There’ll be double bills of original theatre, screenings of curated short films, scratch events, live performances …

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2014 Papatango New Writing Prize

The 2014 Papatango New Writing Prize in association with the Finborough Theatre is now open for submissions until midnight 31 March 2014. What to submit:  Papatango are not prescriptive in the plays they consider, asking only that they have never before been professionally performed, although musicals, adaptations and children’s plays are not eligible. They look …

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