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Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Drift Theatre seeking submissions for Drift Shop Scratch Night
This Week in our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear: “Any tips on getting into musical theatre?”
Coming up with London Playwrights’ Workshop:
The Dark Horse Festival at London Writers Week
London Writers Week – now booking!
Opportunities with deadlines:
Play Submissions Helper – 51 playwriting competitions with June deadlines
BBC: Script Editor Vacancy for Doctors – Deadline: 20 June 2016
The Scottish Book Trust seeking writing on theme of ‘secrets’– Deadline: 22 June 2016
The Dangerous Women Project accepting submissions – Deadline: 24 June 2016
Writer in Residence required for Lit Up! Festival (Poole) – Deadline: 24 June 2016
Fevered Sleep seeking Research Assistant – Deadline: 24 June 2016
Talawa seeking theatremakers aged 16-25 for YPTP:16 – Deadline: 24 June 2016
Drift Theatre accepting submissions for Drift Shop scratch night – Deadline: 26 June 2016
British Urban Film Festival 2016 open to submissions of films and scripts (submission fee) –
Early Bird Deadline 27 May 2016;
Eastside Screenwriters free Screenwriting Course for 16-19 year olds – Deadline: 27 June 2016
New Works of Merit 2016 Playwriting Contest ($25 entry fee) – Deadline: 30 June 2016
Emerald Theatre seeking short plays for ‘Out of the Closet’ (Tennessee, $10 entry fee) – Deadline: 30 June 2016
Cue Productions seeking small cast plays for workshop & production – Deadline: 30 June 2016
Black Theatre Live accepting submissions for mid-scale tour – Deadline: 1 July 2016
2016 Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award – Deadline: 31 July 2016
Tetrad: The Drawing Board – Open Call for Proposals- Deadline: 1 July 2016
Le Théâtre Bleu seeking submissions of comedies in Shakespearean language (Quebec, Canada) – Deadline: 1 July 2016
Imagine Festival of the Arts in Sutton offering grants for projects inspired by HG Wells – Deadline: 4 July 2016
Second Sons Theatre Company seeking short alternative comedy plays – Deadline: 4 July 2016
Skint Theatre seeking 10-15 minute plays for Bristol performance– Deadline: 6 July 2016
The Eddy (online theatre subscription service) open to play submissions – Deadline: 18 July 2016
Juno Theatre seeking female writer/director to lead comedy workshop -Deadline: none posted but workshop takes place on 23 July 2016
Alfred Fagon Award 2016 open for applications from playwrights of Caribbean or African descent – Deadline: 29 July 2016
BBC Wales Drama Award launched (Welsh writers) – Deadline: 29 July at 5pm (submissions open on 18 July 2016)
The Adrian Pagan Award 2016 launched– Deadline: 31 July 2016
Shonibare Studio open to proposals from guest artists for 2017 – Deadline: 31 July 2016
Free Rayne Artists seeking submissions for Spiral at the Bread & Roses Theatre – Deadline: 14 August 2016
2016 Terence Rattigan Society Award (£10 entry fee, £2,500 prize) – Deadline: 31 August 2016
Sultan Padamsee Award for Playwriting 2016 – Deadline: 31 August 2016
Ignition Playwriting Competition from Ignite Theatre (£100 prize) -Deadline: 1 September 2016
StageWrite 2017 playwriting competition (open to Bedfordshire students only)- Deadline: 30 September 2016
Bush Theatre opens script window to accept new plays – Deadline: 30 September 2016
Writers required for La Musa Sulla Nuvola – The Muse on the Cloud – Deadline: 20 December 2016
365 Women A Year Playwriting Project open to submissions throughout 2016 – Deadline: 31 December 2016
Events and workshops:
Masterclass: Introduction to Playwriting with Fin Kennedy (£50) – Saturday 4 June 2016 from 10 – 6pm
Playwriting – All Levels: writing course with Jennifer Farmer at Bishopsgate Institute – 6 June – 11 July 2016
Omnibus Writers Group (£120 for 8 sessions) – Starts 7 June 2016
Arvon Course – Playwriting: Improving your playwriting craft from blank page to stage – –
London Contemporary Play reading workshops for actors and writers – starts 9 June, 2016, ongoing
‘Tonic Celebrates’ event recognizing women in theatre – 22 June at 7pm
Scripts: An Actor’s Approach – A Workshop with Julie Glover – Saturday 29 June 2016 from 10am – 4pm
Event: How can the industry and academia work together to explore new ideas in dramatic writing? (London Writers’ Week) – Monday 4 July from 10am-1pm
MA Dramatic Writing Showcase (London Writers’ Week) – Monday 4 July from 2-4pm
Event with designer Jenny Beavan (London Writers’ Week) – Monday 4 July from 7-9pm
BBC Writersroom announce the 2016 Salford Sitcom Showcase – 5&6 July 2016
Bush Theatre Workshop: Diversity – how we can create a more diverse theatre industry? (London Writers’ Week) – Tuesday 5 July from 11am-12pm
Oberon Books Workshop: Theatre publishing – how does it work? (London Writers’ Week) – Tuesday 5 July from 12-1pm
The Student Guide to Writing: Playwriting afternoon showcase (London Writers’ Week) – Tuesday 5 July from 4-5pm
The Student Guide to Writing: Playwriting evening showcase (London Writers’ Week) – Tuesday 5 July from 7.30-8.30pm
The National Student Writing Award Launch (London Writers’ Week) – Wednesday 6 July from 11am-12pm
The bit that isn’t the songs: book writing for musical theatre with WGGB (London Writers’ Week) – Wednesday 6 July from 2-3pm
WGGB event on the aesthetics and ethics of fact-based theatre (London Writers’ Week) – Wednesday 6 July from 4-5.30pm
Industry showing of Dark Horse Festival (London Writers’ Week) – Thursday 7 July at 4pm
Dark Horse Festival – Public Performance (London Writers’ Week) – Thursday 7 July at 7.30pm
New Writing Platform with Tim Crouch (London Writers’ Week) – Thursday 7 July from 7-8.30pm
Arts Council session on Grants for the Arts and funding priorities for theatre (London Writers’ Week) – Friday 8 July from 11am-12pm
BBC Writersroom event on making the transition to writing for radio and screen (London Writers’ Week) – Friday 8 July from 2-3pm
Tamasha “New Families” Scratch Night (London Writers’ Week) – Friday 8 July from 7.30-9pm
NAWE Workshop with ‘Myths of the Near Future’ Journal (London Writers’ Week) – Saturday 9 July from 10am-12pm
Writers’ Mutual Retreat in Bordeaux (£350-£450) – 12th-18th July
Arvon Course – Writing For Puppetry: Writing The Impossible – –
Arvon Course – Musical Theatre: Using music and lyrics to tell the tale – –
BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people – various deadlines
JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – rolling
BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – rolling
Jo Smith Productions open for submissions – rolling
Writers’ Mutual writing group – Wednesdays 11am-1pm
Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Ongoing submissions
Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – rolling
Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Ongoing (monthly event)
The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted
White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted
Pokfulam Rd Productions looking for playwrights and creatives – Deadline: none posted
55 Kings Contemporary Theatre Productions looking for writers – Deadline: none posted
Plane Paper Theatre call out for plays – Deadline: none posted
Theatrelab seeking scripts to perform at ‘WordPlay’ at Bath Spa University – Deadline: none posted
Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted
Madam Renards Mini Fringe Festival Swindon open for applications from writers and performers – Deadline: none posted (festival takes place in 2016)
Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: Rolling
Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: None posted
Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: None posted
The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – No deadline posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.
Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: None (open submissions)
Poppy Seed – accepting submissions of 5 minute scripts for blog – Deadline: None posted
COG ARTSpace call out for playwrights! – Deadline: None
2 thoughts on “Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 17 June 2016”
Dear London Playwrights Bloc,
I am one of the Artistic Directors of Etch Theatre Company. In the past you have been kind enough to circulate our submissions guidelines for our regular scratch nights. I wondered if you would again please send out the below guidelines to potentially interested writers.
For more information on our company please visit http://www.etchtheatre.com
Thank you in advance,
Best, Ruth Milne
Submissions are now OPEN for etch010 scratch night on Monday 25th July at The Peckham Pelican.
What Etch are looking for:
Either of the following:
An extract of new work still in development no more than 15 minutes in length that has never before been produced.
A clear outline for an extract of new work to be devised during the 2 day period.
What Etch will be offering:
2 days development and rehearsal of your work in progress.
A carefully matched director to lead the development and rehearsal.
Casting by Etch team.
A work in progress performance at The Peckham Pelican performed off-book.
Support from the Etch team including sound and stage management.
Please send your extracts of new work still in development to email@example.com by Friday 1st July midnight.
We will be accepting submissions from both individuals and companies. If your work already has a director or cast attached, please state this in your email.
This is an unpaid opportunity, all ‘Pay what you can’ proceeds will go directly back into the running of the event.
We’d be more than happy to post this on our site, it will go up tomorrow. And if you have any future opportunities for playwrights, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the best for the event!