Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 23 September 2016

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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Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Soggy Brass at Southwark Playhouse Open for Submissons

This Week in our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear: “What’s the best day job for a recent graduate who wants to write?”

Coming up with London Playwrights’ Workshop:

Autumn 2016 Workshops from London Playwrights’ Blog

Creative Inspiration for Playwrights: A Practical Workshop Saturday 24 September 2016 from 10am-12pm

Intro to Script Formatting: Tips & Tricks for a Professional-Looking Script – Saturday 24 September 2016 from 12-1pm

How To Write Short Plays That Win – Saturday 24 September 2016 from 2-5pm

Intensive Workshop: Mastering Microstructure – Thursday 6 October 7pm-9pm

Intensive Workshop: Writing Compelling Dialogue – Thursday 20 October 7pm-9pm

Intensive Workshop: Making an Impact in Your Opening Scene – Thursday 3 November 2016 7pm-9pm

Your Self-Producing Toolkit: A day-long introduction – Saturday 12 November 2016 from 10.30am – 5pm

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper – 50 playwriting competitions with September deadlines

10-15 minute pieces for Itch + Scratch night – Deadline: 23 September 2016

Channel 4 Screenwriting Course 2017 – Deadline: 25 September 2016

Tamasha Playwrights Year 3: Call Out – Deadline: 26 September 2016

BAFTA Rocliffe Film Competition: 2016 submissions open (entry fee £42) – Deadline: 27 September 2016

StageWrite 2017 playwriting competition (open to Bedfordshire students only)- Deadline: 30 September 2016

Adam Morley and Actor Awareness bursary for writers – Deadline: 30 September 2016

Bush Theatre opens script window to accept new plays – Deadline: 30 September 2016

Bread & Roses Playwriting Award 2016 – Deadline: 30 September 2016

Call for Proposals for The Space’s Spring Season – Deadline: 30 September 2016

Pint-Sized seeking 10-15 minute submissions – Deadline: 1 October 2016

Red Dragonfly New Writing Competition 2016 (Asian writers, £1000 prize) – Deadline: 1 October 2016

The MYTC Playwrighting Commission 2016 – Deadline: 1 October 2016

MT Pockets Theatre seeking submissions for 10 Minute Play Festival 2017 (West Virginia) – Deadline: 1 October 2016

BBC TV Drama Writers Programme 2017 – Deadline: 3 October 2016

Falling Pennies looking for new writing for performance at the Arcola– Deadline: 3 October 2016

Write to Play Seeking D/deaf or disabled Midlands based Writers (Paid) – Deadline: 3 October 2016

Warts and All Theatre seeking artists/ writers– Deadline: 3 October 2016

The Daniel Owen Writing Competition (11-25 years old, Wales) – Deadline: 3 October 2016

Van Eyck Call for Applications for Residency (€65 registration fee) – Deadline: 3 October 2016

Novus Theatre call out for new writing– Deadline: 9 October 2016

WriterSlam open for submissions (TV Drama) – Deadline : 9 October 2016

Milano Playwriting Contest – open call for scripts – Deadline: 9 October 2016

RTÉ and Northern Ireland Screen Initiative – Deadline: 13 October 2016

Night of Joy seeking short plays- Deadline: 14 October 2016

Soggy Brass at Southwark Playhouse open for submissions– Deadline: 16 October 2016

BBC Radio 4 Extra seeking comedy – Deadline: various, ending mid- October]

Pokfulam Road Productions launches ‘Foreign Goods Last Forever’ showcase (female writers, Chinese or SE Asian only) – Deadline: 25 October 2016

Pub Theatre Festival Seeking Submissions from Emerging Theatre Makers – Deadline: Friday 28 October 2016

Constance Cox Playwriting Competition from Sussex Playwrights’ Club (£7 entry fee, £150 prize) – Deadline: 31 October 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

Polemic Theatre Company accepting submissions for festival – Deadline: 1 January 2017 at 12.01am

Events and workshops: 

Storylab Evening Class (£215 fee) – 15 September – 1 December 2016

Make your Show: Workshop with Russell Lucas –  24 September 2016

LPB Workshop: Creative Inspiration for Playwrights: A Practical Workshop – Saturday 24 September 2016 from 10am-12pm

LPB Workshop:  Intro to Script Formatting: Tips & Tricks for a Professional-Looking Script – Saturday 24 September 2016 from 12-1pm

LPB Workshop:  How to Write Short Plays That Win – Saturday 24 September 2016 from 2-5pm

Writer’s Mutual Retreat in Bordeaux – 26 September – 2 October

The Script Onscreen: Workshop – How to Read a Film -4 October 2016

LPB Workshop:  Intensive Workshop: Mastering Microstructure – Thursday 6 October 7pm-9pm

Applications open to join the Writers Club of Directors Cut (£70/term) – Starts early October 2016

New Diorama Theatre: Fundraising Masterclass – 17 October 2016 (Deadline for enrolling 14 October 2016 at 12pm)

LPB Workshop:  Intensive Workshop: Writing Compelling Dialogue – Thursday 20 October 7pm-9pm

Arvon Course – Writing For Puppetry: Writing The Impossible – – 

Free Theatre Making/Writing Workshop at Hackney Museum – 27 October 2016

LPB Workshop:  Intensive Workshop: Making an Impact in Your Opening Scene – Thursday 3 November 2016 7pm-9pm

LPB Workshop:  Your Self-Producing Toolkit: A Daylong Introduction –  Saturday 12 November 2016 from 10.30am – 5pm

Arvon Course – Musical Theatre: Using music and lyrics to tell the tale – – 

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – deadline: none posted/ various

Ongoing submissions:


Edgemar Center for the Arts (Santa Monica) seeking new work for 2017 season – Deadline: none

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people – various deadlines

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – no deadline

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – 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

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