Playwrights’ Progress Development Opportunity from Writers Guild of Great Britain

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain is inviting emerging and established writers in the UK to take part in Playwrights’ Progress, an inspiring new script development project, FREE to the chosen participants with all expenses paid. This is a major promotion run in partnership with Royal Central School of Speech & Drama (RCSSD) and Leicester …

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Ideastap Workshop – Introduction to Short Film Screenwriting

Through the workshop Introduction to Short Film Screenwriting, 20 IdeasTap members will have the chance to attend two screenwriting workshops designed to take you through the mechanics of short film scriptwriting. The workshops will be held in London on 20 and 27 November 2013 from 6pm to 8pm. They will be led by Sheena Bucktowonsing …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 18 October 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). The One Festival at the Space accepting submissions of monologues – Deadline: 18 October 2013 Lost Theatre accepting submissions of 5 minute plays – Deadline: 20 October 2013 Script This seeking 10 minute …

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Applications open for Sundance Theatre Lab (USA, $35 Application fee)

The 2014 Sundance Theatre Lab will be held July 7-27, 2014 at the Sundance Resort. The Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, the centerpiece of the Theatre Program, is a three-week play development retreat designed to support the creation of new work by playwrights, directors, composers and librettists, and to provide a place where that work can …

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Made From Scratch seeking short plays inspired by YouTube

Made from Scratch will be returning to Rich Mix on November 30th for their latest Scratch Night, theme: YouTube. Prompt: “In 2005 YouTube launched with a simple message, “Broadcast Yourself”. Since then it has gone on to become a global sensation with 6 billion hours of video watched each month. It has changed the way …

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Theatre Exchange Birmingham seeking new writing extracts

Theatre Exchange Birmingham is looking for new writing for inclusion at Theatre Exchange on Monday 18th November.  This is an open brief however the piece must be intended for Theatre.  The event will be held at The Old Joint Stock Pub and Theatre, Birmingham, UK. What to submit:   Please include: your chosen extract which is …

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Courtyard Centre for the Arts (Hereford) seeking Scriptwriter

The Courtyard, Herefordshire’s Centre for The Arts, is seeking to work with an exceptional script writer for an intergeneration project involving the Senior Youth Theatre, approximately 25 members aged 16 – 20, and older people living in Herefordshire. This project is in collaboration with the Arts and Older People’s Project at The Courtyard, which has …

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Submissions open for Channel 4 Screenwriting Course 2014

Entries are now open for the Channel 4 screenwriting course 2014. The purpose of the course is to offer 12 writers new to television drama an insight into how the industry works and to provide a “dry-run” of what it can be like to write under a television drama commission, specifically for one hour series …

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News: Rufus Norris named new Artistic Director of the National Theatre

Today it was announced that Rufus Norris has be selected as the new Artistic Director of the National Theatre.  As reported in The Stage, Norris will take on the role in April 2015. If you’re interested in learning more about Norris’s previous work, The Stage has also posted a bio of Norris detailing his experience. …

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Rich Mix seeking stories of city life for Small Story/Big City (artists with four or fewer years experience only)

Throughout 2014, Rich Mix is looking for new/emerging performers and companies to come and tell their stories of city life, to present just some of these small tales that contribute to the rich tapestry of the big city. Rich Mix is located in the heart of East London, one of the most diverse and exciting …

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