DVM Theatre accepting ideas for scratch night

‘Scratch’ is an opportunity for Artists to showcase their work and talents and test out their material on a live audience and is open to Artists from across all disciplines, including theatre, music, dance and comedy.  ‘Scratch’ primarily showcases work-in-progress performances and there is also the opportunity for feedback and question and answer sessions. This is an …

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Job opportunity: Literature Officer (paid)

The Koestler Trust is the UK’s best-known prison arts charity. They are currently looking for an outstanding Literature Officer with a passion for, and in-depth knowledge of, poetry and/or prose, as well as the practical skills to translate this into creative writing exhibits and publications. The chosen candidate will need to be able to inspire …

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Writers wanted for Bath Fringe – 20:20 Vision (18-30)

20:20 Vision explores the current mindset of ‘Generation Y’ through comissioning new 10 minute plays by young writers aged between 18 – 30. Utilising the vast space of The Old Theatre Royal Bath, plays will be set  site-specificallythroughout the venue, taking the audeince on an exciting journey. The festival will take place over 8 performances during …

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Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize launched (£20 entry fee)

Liverpool Hope University has partnered with the Royal Court Liverpool and the Liverpool Echo to launch a major new competition to find the UK’s next new playwright. This exciting new national competition is a chance for a playwright to win a cash prize of £10,000 and have their work considered for staging by one of …

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Dialogue/ Use of metaphor taught workshops (£30 fee)

  Chalk the Sun is running on-going monthly workshops with flexible attendance (£30 for a one-off, £125 for 5, £225 for 10) for scriptwriters focusing on techniques and development of radio, stage, TV and screen plays including series and episode writing with feedback from the Chalk tutor team of professional writers, producers, editors and directors. The next …

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Call out for ideas – The Nursery Theatre

The Nursery has developed ‘5ideaS’, a new monthly night for writers. directors and dramaturgs to explore ideas. From the submissions received, a number of people will be invited to talk about their idea, and performance space will be offered on the basis of these talks. In addition to the performance, the Nursery will be offering up …

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Opportunities weekly round-up: 17 January 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). Claremorris Fringe Festival seeking 15 minute plays (Ireland, €10 entry fee) – Deadline:  17 January 2014 Writers commission for Kent History & Library Centre (paid) – Deadline:  17 January 2014 Shooting Fish …

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Chesil Theatre Company accepting 10 minute plays

Winchester’s Chesil Theatre is once again inviting playwrights to submit 10 minute scripts for its 10×10 Playwriting Competition. Writers aged 16 and over can send in a short play based on the theme of ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY, chosen  to coincide with the theatre’s 150th anniversary season, which makes this year’s event extra special. The …

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Royal Exchange/ New Charter project commission – accepting proposals

*Not strictly a writing opportunity, but if you write or devise as part of a creative team or company, this could be one for you!* New Charter Project Commission 2014 In January 2012 the Royal Exchange Theatre embarked on an innovative three year partnership with the New Charter Housing Trust Group and its Academy in …

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Vertical Lines Theatre accepting submissions for new writing event

LineUp is a bi-monthly new writing event produced by Vertical Line Theatre at Greenwich Theatre. LineUp celebrates new writing by providing directors, actors, rehearsal space and a 400 seat theatre giving writers a chance to try out their work through collaboration with Vertical Line Theatre. Submissions are now open for the next LineUp on 3rd …

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