Opportunities

VAULT New Writers Programme returns for 2021

The VAULT New Writers Programme offers a total introduction to writing for stage. This 8 week practical course starts right at the beginning, guiding you through the basics of playwriting in an accessible and inclusive way. The course starts on Saturday 22nd May and culminates in a professionally produced showcase performance on Sunday 11th July. …

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Opportunities – Pick of the Week: The ETPEP Award 2021

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 ETPEP Award 2021 Description: The ETPEP Award 2021 is a playwriting prize for new …

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Play Submissions Helper: 36 Play Submissions Opps with April deadlines

Play Submissions Helper have published their monthly roundup of opportunities, featuring those with deadlines in April 2021. As usual, we’ve already picked and posted the ones we’ve found most relevant (most of these are based in the US), but you can click through to peruse the whole list of opportunities here.   Deadline: various throughout …

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Writing Through the Female Lens Zoom Workshop

That would be great, thank you! *** WRITING THROUGH THE FEMALE LENS CLASS *** Write a one act play or a short film. Wednesdays 6-8pm EST via Zoom. 8 week class beginning April 14th. Learn how to create character conflict with complex characters of any gender, so your finished piece is production worthy. Karen Cecilia …

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Make Em’ Laugh accepting comedy acts for online event

MAKE ‘EM LAUGH is a night of new comedy set up by Rebecca Rayne and is a  night of 5-10 minute live & screened comedy acts! (monologues/stand up/sketches/Improv/filmed sketches/funny shorts) which will take place on  ZOOM with an invited audience  WHEN? Saturday 29th May 2021@ 8pm! WHAT DO I DO?  Please send us a video link …

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The Out of Town Museum (OOT) project seeking creative proposals

The Out of Town Museum (OOT) project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and managed by Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery in Alnwick celebrates the rural heritage of Upper Coquetdale. The project is collecting local memories, voices, artefacts, and photographs to preserve and to celebrate them as unique features of our local heritage. OOT focusses …

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Black Books Matter Seeking Primary School Theatre in Education Playwright and Director

Are you a writer enthusiastic about promoting diversity and anti-racism? Do you have a background in the Arts and Education? Black Books Matter UK, champions diversity in books and stories that represent, are written by and educate on the lives of those from the African Diaspora. We provide books, resources and creative and literary schemes …

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High-Rise Avenue Seeking Freelance Dramaturg

About High-Rise Avenue High-Rise Avenue produces exciting new theatre shows written and directed by people of colour and adapts them for film and television. Our shows use a blend of film and technology and cultivate the collaboration of exceptionally talented creatives and performers to tell original stories. The company has a keen interest in stories that spark conversations about …

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Half Moon Theatre – Narratives of Empathy and Resilience Artists Call Out (including writers and dramaturg)

Following the award of a significant Project Grant from Arts Council England, Half Moon is pleased to launch Narratives of Empathy and Resilience, a programme taking place between May and July 2021. This initiative aims to help redress the balance of the under-representation of artists working in the Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) sector. This programme …

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Scriptwriters & Co – Scratch Night Submissions

Scriptwriters & Co’s next online Scratch Night will take place online at 7pm (UK time) on Monday 19 April 2021. Their submissions window is open to writers anywhere in the world. This month they’re looking for original plays, screenplays or audio plays of 6-10 pages, on the new theme published on their website. It’s free to submit. The prize? Winning …

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