SHIFT Productions looking for new writers

After the success of “Executed for Sodomy: The Life Story of Caterina Linck” at the Edinburgh Fringe, SHIFT Productions are on the hunt for new writers and are hoping to stage three productions between November and August 2014. They are looking for work that is bold, exciting and has something to say about how we live …

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The Space seeking playwrights for writing programme

The Space is seeking playwrights for a brand-new playwriting competition, Script6. Six  up-and-coming playwrights will take part in a six month programme which will include workshops and script development, culminating in writing a brand-new full length play.  The final scripts will be given rehearsed readings by professional actors in a three-day Script6 Festival. A special panel will …

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Collaborative Writing Masterclass with the Paper Tiger collective – applications open (fee)

Paper Tiger are holding a one day masterclass which aims to introduce different ways to approach writing and editing collaboratively. As many writers work across theatre, opera, film and TV, they encounter multiple models of ‘collaboration’ at various stages in the writing process and this workshop will unpack ways to: Identify core stimuli to write …

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Opportunities Weekly Roundup: 6 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). Greenhorn Short Film Festival 2013 accepting submissions for script consultations – Deadline: not specified, limited places so submit early. The Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright Award – call for submissions from Artistic Directors – …

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Skylight Theatre seeking short plays for ‘Wrapped Up’

This December, Skylight Theatre will be celebrating the festive season with Wrapped Up, a festival of new writing performed throughout December at the Drayton Theatre. What to submit:  They’re looking for short pieces (between 10 and 20 minutes) that give a fresh perspective on the Yuletide countdown. How to apply:  Plays can be submitted via …

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Skylight Theatre seeking short plays for ‘Fright Night’

Skylight Theatre is looking for writers to contribute to their forthcoming shows. On the 1st and 2nd November, they will be taking part in the Drayton Arms Halloween celebrations with a show of contemporary chills from new writers. What to submit:  They’re looking for short pieces (between 10 and 20 minutes) that can deliver a …

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Theatre Exchange Birmingham seeking new writing for rehearsed reading

Applications are open for the rehearsed readings taking place on Monday 16th September 2013 at Theatre Exchange Birmingham. This is an opportunity to see the words you’ve written come to life in a relaxed and supportive setting. Professional volunteer actors and directors rehearse the selected extracts for 2 hours after which they will be performed in …

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Riverside Theatre seeking monologues based on theme ‘Merge’

Iowa City’s (Iowa, USA) Riverside Theatre invites playwrights to submit monologues for performance in Walking the Wire. This annual celebration of original work features monologues of ten minutes or less by both established and emerging playwrights.  The focus for this season’s monologues is: MERGE. The theme is intended to yield an array of intriguing stories, …

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From Page to Stage seeking new musicals for production

Following the success of this year’s inaugural season of new musical theatre, Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment and Robert McWhir of The Landor Theatre are delighted to announce that applications are now open for the second From Page To Stage season from Tuesday 11 February – Saturday 8 March 2014 at the Landor Theatre. From Page To Stage is a season of new musical theatre dedicated to the showcasing of work in development to …

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10th Women Playwrights International Conference accepting submissions (women writers only)

Women Playwrights International is now accepting submissions from playwrights who want their original work to be part of the next WPI conference. The conference will be held in July 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. Women playwrights are requested to submit plays on the following themes: Beyond Words: Plays that script the physical, the visual, …

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