Opportunities

The Ronald Duncan Prize 2013

The Certainty of Chance Theatre Company in association with the Ronald Duncan Literary Foundation are delighted to present the Ronald Duncan Prize 2013. The Ronald Duncan playwriting competition is for new and up and coming writers. For the last two years the competition has been run by Encore drama and has produced two fantastic shows …

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White Rabbit seeking short stories on theme of ‘Birthday’

On 22nd November 2013, White Rabbit will be celebrating their 5th Birthday of anarcho live-lit cabaret Are You Sitting Comfortably? at Arts Admin (Toynbee Studios).  There’ll be birthday cake,cheese and pinapples on sticks, party hats and games, presents, and best of all a selection of new short stories written on the theme of BIRTHDAY. How …

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Drunken Nights II – Call for proposals

DRUNKEN NIGHTS is back – and looking for exciting artists to make work for pubs. This is your opportunity to receive development support, mentoring and a £1,000 commission. Produced by Drunken Chorus, DRUNKEN NIGHTS is a series of events and development opportunities, supporting artists to create new performance work for pubs.  The project is now in it’s …

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Call for submissions: Camden People’s Theatre Festival of Feminism

As part of ‘Calm Down, Dear’, Camden People’s Theatre now seeks to commission three new work-in-progress performances from emerging artists in the field of innovative theatre, inspired by the themes of our festival and in response to the phrase ‘everyday sexism’. What they are looking for: Artists or companies who are excited by the ‘Calm …

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Opportunities Weekly Roundup: 20 September 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). The Scenic Route seeking submissions from musical theatre writers – Deadline: 20 September 2013 Indiana Jones and the Extra Chair: Spoken Word Workshops at Southbank Centre (age 18-25) – Deadline: 20 September 2013 …

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‘Retreats’ Playwriting Competition from Almost Random Theatre seeking 10 min plays (fee required)

Almost Random Theatre is running a Retreats Playwriting Competition, seeking one outstanding 20 minute play to be put on in Oxford in January 2014. The play must be no more than 10 minutes long and require no more than three actors. The theme of the competition is ‘Retreats’. How to apply:  Email your entry to …

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‘Wellbeing’ Playwriting Competition from Almost Random Theatre seeking 20 min plays (fee required)

Almost Random Theatre is running a Wellbeing Playwriting Competition, seeking one outstanding 20 minute play to be put on in Oxford in January 2014. The play must be no more than 20 minutes long and require no more than three actors. The theme of the competition is ‘Wellbeing’. How to apply:  Email your entry to …

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Trinity College London International Playwriting Competition accepting entries of one-act plays for young people (Fee required)

Now in its fourth year, the International Playwriting Competition run by Trinity College London aims to encourage new writing for young performers and audiences around the world. The winning playwright in each category will be awarded a cash prize of £1,000, and will travel to London to see their play performed as part of Trinity’s …

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Script This seeking 10 minute excerpts for rehearsed reading at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

Script This is the East Midlands’ playwriting initiative for new, emerging and established playwrights.  They are seeking 10 minute play extracts for performance at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre. (Note:  Although this opportunity is based in the East Midlands, they accept submissions from London-based writers – we contacted them to check!) How it works:  Up …

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Stephen Joseph Theatre (Scarborough) accepting submissions

Following the appointment of an Associate Director, the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, is now in a position to be able to accept script submissions again. In order to avoid a backlog of unread material they will only receive scripts during certain periods of the year. The first submission window will run until Friday 30th of September. …

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