now>press>play seeking Literacy and Maths Scriptwriters

now>press>play are looking to recruit scriptwriters on a freelance basis, who have strong backgrounds in education and want to make learning a fun, vivid experience for children. As well as writing scripts, you will create worksheets that go alongside the Experiences. You should: have experience of working with KS2 children and, ideally, of making schemes of …

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Opportunities weekly round-up: 20 June 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). Theatre Royal Brighton young writers’ programme open for submissions (16-25 year olds, £80 course fee) – Deadline: 20 June 2014 Newsboy seeking scripts for ‘Commonwealth Edition’ – Deadline: 20 June 2014 Injustice: playwriting opportunity …

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Jerwood Opera Writing Programme – Foundation Course

The Jerwood Opera Writing Programme at Aldeburgh Music is designed for composers, writers and directors who have little or no experience of writing or creating opera, and who want to widen their horizons and equip themselves to create contemporary work combining music, theatre and text.  Artists can be at any stage of their career.  The …

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Freedom Studios seeking BBC Performing Arts Fellow

As part of the BBC Performing Arts Fellowship, Freedom Studios is seeking an individual who has shown dedication towards a career in theatre and who demonstrates potential but who needs support and guidance to take the next step towards a professional career as either a Producer, Director or Writer. Freedom Studios is an intercultural theatre …

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Rebel Voices Playwriting Competition (Function Factory Theatre) – plays about WWI (£10 fee)

Function Factory Theatre are seeking three new scripts to stage as rehearsed readings in North West England, in Autumn 2014, through the Rebel Voices Playwriting Competition. Three selected writers will get the chance to workshop their scripts with a director and actors before being performed in 2 studio venues. At these venues, audiences will be …

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The Space Prize (apply with theatre company)

The Space Prize for digital innovation is for new ways to explore original digital theatre to be showcased on The Space.  The £20,000 prize money is to be given to the theatre company that produces the most original digital theatre idea. BBC Writersroom and The Space have created a new theatre award to recognise innovation and explore the concept of …

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Spidervision Productions seeking short film scripts about India’s involvement in WWI

Spidervision Productions are looking for 10 – 15 minute short film scripts about India’s involvement in World War One. Spidervision Productions are offering the chance for a talented writer to see their short film produced in the Northwest of England. Spidervision Productions has created this opportunity to mark the centenary of World War One and the …

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Upcoming IdeasTap sessions for playwrights

IdeasTap Spa (the branch that runs their events series) has some fantastic free events coming up in the next couple of months, so worth checking these out! How to Write a One Act Play – 3 July 2014, 5.00-7.00pm Belinda Hunt of Mardibooks will lead this session. It will include advice on plot, sub-plot, character …

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TV Drama Writers Festival 2014 (writers must have a TV credit)

The TV Drama Writer’s Festival is the only festival led by writers for writers. For one day only, it’s a unique opportunity for you with your peers to join commissioners and execs to reflect, agitate and debate. With 22 different sessions and a reception to close the day this is the event for working writers. …

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