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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 19 July 2019

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) Pick of the Week & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline). …

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Opportunities – Pick of the Week: The Alfred Fagon Award open for entries

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: The Alfred Fagon Award open for entries Description: The competition is open to any playwright …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 12 July 2019

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) Pick of the Week & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline). …

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Opportunities – Pick of the Week: W5 Productions seeking one act plays for Mental Health Festival

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: W5 Productions seeking one act plays for Mental Health Festival Description: W5 Productions is a …

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LPW: The Redrafting Programme Course back for 2019

Following the success of last year’s Redrafting Programme, our popular Redrafting Course is back for 2019! If you want to redraft your play with practical masterclasses, tailored feedback, and dramaturgical support, read on! Ever wanted the information from a practical workshop paired with individual feedback tailored especially for you? Then look no further than the …

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Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Rules for Writing – for the Playwright

In this post, playwright, dramaturg and LPW script reader,  Nika Obydzinski discusses how Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Rules for Writing can be used as a toolbox for playwrights… This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr’s groundbreaking masterpiece Slaughterhouse-5, his third novel. Before he became a novelist, Vonnegut cut his teeth …

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Money Talks: How Playwrights Earn a Living

It’s a common myth that ‘successful’ playwrights make a living  from writing plays. This idea can make us feel like an impostor as we trudge to faithfully to an unrelated day job; but the fact is, even the most “successful” playwrights tend to supplement their incomes with other jobs, from teaching to other types of …

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Opportunities Weekly Roundup: 5 July 2019

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) Pick of the Week & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline). …

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LPW Play Club: Submission Window #3 Now Open!

The third submission window is officially open for #PlayClub! We’re looking for brand new short plays written in response to this month’s play: Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Selected plays will be given a rehearsed reading at a special event at the end of the year! Plays must be direct responses to Fleabag, this can be …

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