Month: January 2020

The ‘Calm Down, Dear’ 2020 festival of feminism seeking applications/ devised work

Camden People’s Theatre are staging their seventh ‘Calm Down, Dear’ festival of feminism from May 11th – May 30th 2020. It is a unique three-week celebration of innovative feminist performance. Past hits include Louise Orwin’s Pretty Ugly (2013), Sh!t Theatre’s Women’s Hour (2014), Snuffbox Theatre’s Blush (2016), and Racheal Ofori’s So Many Reasons (2018). This year, in partnership with UCL Culture’s Performance …

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Rebound Productions are on the look out for new playwrights

Rebound Productions are offering the chance for new and emerging playwrights to have their work produced by an exciting new company at a London theatre this year. They are searching for five 10-15 minute short plays with 2-3 characters. Last year, their first production ‘Flights of Fancy’, sold out two 3-day runs in 2019. What …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 10 January 2020

Happy New Year from the LPW team! Watch this space for announcements of our plans for 2020 – coming soon! Want to support LPB? Become a member! 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).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) …

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Opportunities – Pick of the Week: Plays Rough London open call for short plays on theme ‘Factual and Fantasy’

Each week we look through our pile of writing opportunities to pick out one we think is particularly worth your time. It could be an innovative brief, great prize money, a high-profile company, or just plain fun. This week’s pick: Plays Rough London open call for short plays on theme ‘Factual and Fantasy Description: Plays Rough …

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Play Submissions Helper: 26 Play Submissions Opportunities with January Deadlines

Play Submissions Helper have published their monthly roundup of opportunities, featuring those with deadlines in January 2020. As usual, we’ve already picked and posted the ones we’ve found most relevant (most of these are based in the US), but you can click through to peruse the whole list of playwriting opportunities. Deadline: various throughout January …

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Advanced Playwriting Course at City Lit – places available

Places are still available for Advanced Playwriting at City Lit, Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 starting 21 January and running to the end of March. This weekly workshop class is for writers with previous experience (who’ve written at least one full draft of a play) and want a structured environment to help finish or develop a new script. Each …

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London Lovecraft Playwrighting Competition now open

London Lovecraft Festival 2020 are calling for writers to submit a H.P. Lovecraft inspired play for a staged performance at the Drayton Arms in Kensington between the 19th and 25th April. It can be a comedy, a drama, a heartfelt romance about Shoggoths falling in love, or a creepy work of fiction with Lovecraftian elements …

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SLAMinutes does Gender Spectrum – open for applications

30 Performers + ONE Location + ONE Vital Topic + ONE Minute Each SLAM Minutes are looking for 30 playwrights, spoken word artists, comedians, visual, drag and burlesque artists, singer-songwriters and everyone in between to submit one minute each of their voice, their perspective on gender for performance on 23rd Feburary as part of London’s Vault Festival. Please see the callout details below …

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Slackline Productions seeking short plays

Slackline Stories is back… with a twist! Slackline Productions is now accepting submissions for Slackline Stories (Part Deux), a new writing night to be held at the Southwark Playhouse in London on 8th March, 2020 in honour of International Women’s Day.  For their second new writing night, Slackline will still showcase the best new short plays, written by female playwrights, …

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Rebound Productions search for new playwrights

Are you a budding Playwright? Would you like to have your work performed on a London stage? Rebound Productions are looking for a total of five 10 to 15 minute, 2-3 character fictional stage plays to be performed this year at a London theatre. Their first production ‘Flights of Fancy’’ was a success, selling out two 3-day …

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