HighTide / Royal & Derngate Award

HighTide Festival Theatre and Royal & Derngate, Northampton have launched the HighTide / Royal & Derngate Award, designed to commission a play which examines life outside of our major cities; an original piece which explores and has its roots in those towns and rural communities that make up the majority of the population. They are …

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Golden Lane Films seeking screenwriter for Big Picture short film project

Big Picture is a film and training opportunity for actors, composers, production designers, and writers. It involves creating a short film, from scratch, in just ONE week. It will all culminate in a screening at Rich Mix Cinema in Shoreditch in February 2014. Golden Lane Films are taking part in Big Picture, and will race …

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Portsmouth Festivities 2014: Call for tenders

Portsmouth Festivities 2014 Commission – Project Brief:  Portsmouth Festivities, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the National Museum of Royal Navy are commissioning a new high profile mid to large scale production and community participation project for Portsmouth in June 2014. The narrative content will be inspired by and directly tailored to reflect Portsmouth, making this a …

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Lyric Hammersmith residencies for emerging artists aged 18-25

The Lyric Hammersmith is offering three emerging artists/companies aged 18-25 the opportunity to pitch creative ideas for a two-week residency. All residencies will culminate in a sharing of work to an invited audience. The residency dates are: Residency 1 (Monday 17 February to Friday 28 February 2014) Residency 2 (Monday 3 March to Friday 14 …

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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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