The Leslie Scalapino Award 2014

The Leslie Scalapino Award is made in memory of Leslie Scalapino, her extraordinary body of work, and her commitment to the community of experimental writing and performance. (Read about Leslie here.) The Leslie Scalapino Award recognizes the importance of exploratory approaches and an innovative spirit in writing for performance. The first cycle’s winner was Joyelle McSweeney, …

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Open Call for New Plays for R.E.A.D. Festival in Helsinki

New International Theatre Experience (NITE) is proud to be working with European Theatre Collective (ETC) to help organize this year’s Reading European Drama Festival (R.E.A.D.). The purpose of the festival is to present new international plays that have not been read or staged in Finland. Selected plays will be presented in Helsinki on October 6-8, 2014. They have announced …

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BBC Writers Room script window now open for children’s scripts

BBC Writers Room have now launched their latest Script Room window. This time they are looking for Children’s scripts (CBeebies & CBBC) The Script Room is a place where you can send your script to be assessed by a team of experienced readers. All scripts are read as a calling card of a writers talent. …

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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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