Down Stage Write: Workshop for Devon & Cornwall Writers – Writing for Bigger Stages with Mike Bartlett

PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP WITH MIKE BARTLETT ‘Writing for Bigger Stages’ Spend two hours with Mike Bartlett, the writer of King Charles III , Cock and Albion, analysing the skills and considerations needed to tell stories on bigger stages to larger audiences. PLEASE NOTE this workshop will take place on Zoom. You will be emailed the details to join this …

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Callout: Tamasha Playwrights 2021/22 (mentoring and £500 bursary)

Tamasha is looking for their next cohort of new and emerging talent in the field of playwriting for their Tamasha Playwrights programme. Tamasha Playwrights, founded by Artistic Director Fin Kennedy in 2014, is their flagship programme, a writer-led collective of emerging playwrights from global majority backgrounds. The programme has gone from strength to strength, with …

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Opportunities – Weekly Round-up: 30 July 2021

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Opportunities – Pick of the Week: BBC Writersroom – TV Drama Writers’ Programme (paid)

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: BBC Writersroom – TV Drama Writers’ Programme (paid) Description: BBC Writersroom have released details of …

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Oxford Playhouse’s professional Writers’ Attachment Programme – Writing Opportunity (free)

Applications are now open for Oxford Playhouse’s professional Writers’ Attachment Programme, Playhouse Playmaker. Led by award-winning playwright Clare Bayley, the Playhouse Playmaker programme provides year-long mentorship and support to up to six new and emerging playwrights. From October 2021 until June 2022, the group will meet one Saturday a month. The sessions will be delivered …

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Owdyado Theatre – Writing Opportunity (£500 prizes)

Owdyado Theatre are running a writing competition for mini stage plays (5-10 mins long) responding to the theme ‘Twisted Christmas’. There are 3 x £500 prizes available for winning entries. Scripts must be suitable for a maximum of 2 adult actors, (these are likely to be two female performers but scripts can be for any gender) …

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Hidden Beast Awards – Writing Opportunity (paid)

The Hidden Beast Award is the chance to win script development and then production of a short film script in collaboration with Gentle Beasts. This is an award worth £4000 that will be invested to produce the winning script. It is an exciting opportunity for a UK writer wanting to get their work produced and screened. …

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BBC Writersroom – TV Drama Writers’ Programme (paid)

Applications to the BBC Writersroom 2022 TV Drama Writers’ Programme are open from Wednesday 28th July 2021 to 12 noon on Monday 13th September 2021 for credited and/or agented writers. Please read the full Terms and Conditions of Entry ELIGIBILITY Writers must have at least ONE professionally produced piece of narrative scriptwriting work, a minimum …

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Fizzy Sherbet Podcast: showcasing plays by women writers

  Fizzy Sherbet is currently accepting submissions of short plays by women writers for their fantastic podcast. We caught up with co-founder, Tamara von Werthern, to tell us how the project has evolved from a pre-pandemic live reading event in Hackney to an Arts Council funded podcast…       “Little did I know what …

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