Dawn King announced as winner of NT Foundation Playwright Award

As reported in The Stage, Dawn King has won the NT Foundation Playwriting Award for her play Foxfinder.  She will receive a £10,000 prize, which is designed to support the career of an emerging British writer. £1,000 awards were also made to writers Nayla Ahmed (Mustafa) and Douglas Rintoul (Elegy). More information about the play …

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The 2 Kinds of Writers: Architects and Gardeners

99U posted this insight from Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin’s interview with the Sydney Morning Herald.  Discussing his writing process both as a scriptwriter and a novelist, Martin says there are two distinct approaches to telling a story: There are architects and gardeners. The architects do blueprints before they drive the first nail, …

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First Break Monologue Writing Competition

For the second year running the Oldham Coliseum Theatre has teamed up with Oldham Council libraries to run a writing competition linked to First Break, the Company’s annual showcase for new writing and emerging talent. This year they are inviting writers to send us dramatic monologues, (up to 2,000 words) exploring the theme of identity. …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 6 December 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). Pokfulham Rd Productions seeking playwright for collaboration (fluent Korean required) – No deadline posted Bubble and Squeak Collective seeking plays to workshop – No deadline posted Sky Arts Futures Fund – £30K bursaries …

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Short plays sought for ObamAmerica festival at Theatre503

Short plays are sought for ObamAmerica, a festival of new writing to be produced at Theatre503 in London. Over Here Theatre Company is seeking submissions of fifteen minute plays for ObamAmerica, a festival of new writing to be produced at Theatre503 in London in the spring of 2014. The festival, which will run 27 May …

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Writersroom Comedy Masterclass

BBC writersroom invites you to a comedy masterclass with Jason Cook, creator & writer of the hugely popular BBC Two sitcom, Hebburn, and Matt Tiller, Executive Producer. This exclusive event which will take place in Manchester,  is a unique opportunity to put your questions to the writer of Hebburn, Jason Cook, and Executive Producer, Matt Tiller …

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24:7 Theatre Festival accepting submissions (entry fee)

Manchester’s 24:7 Theatre Festival is now accepting submissions for 2014. The festival, which will be celebrating its 10th year, will take place from 18-25 July 2014 in venues across Manchester. They are looking for original, unpublished scripts of between 40-60 minutes in length. Plays which have formed part of a theatre season or have been on …

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Call for Applications: The Camargo Foundation 2014-15 Fellowships for Scholars and Artists

The Camargo Foundation is now accepting applications from: Scholars working in French and Francophone cultures, including cross-cultural studies that engage the cultures and influences of the Mediterranean region Visual artists, creative writers, film/video/new media directors, playwrights, composers, choreographers, and multidisciplinary artists. The program is intended to give Fellows the time and space they need to …

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NEWS: The Albany Arts Centre holding £1 ticket sale this Friday!

The Albany arts centre in south-east London is to release a batch of tickets costing £1 for each of its 30 shows in their spring season. The dedicated market stall on Deptford High Street, this Friday 6th Dec, will be selling the £1 tickets, with remaining tickets being released on their website later that day. Read the full …

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