Opportunities

Play Submissions Helper: 36 Play Submissions Opps with November Deadlines

Play Submissions Helper have published their monthly roundup of opportunities, featuring those with deadlines in December2020. 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 December …

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Bush Theatre: West London Playwrights’ Group Applications Open

The Bush is looking for eight people who are passionate about writing a play to join their new West London Playwrights’ Group. Over the course of 9 weekly classes, taking place every Friday, our artistic team will take you through the fundamentals of playwriting and support you in writing your play. The West London Playwrights’ …

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The Bush Theatre Submission Window now open until 10th January

The Bush Theatre is committed to championing exciting new voices in theatre.  If you’re a playwright who is not currently represented by an agent, and you have a play to share with them, they would love to receive it during their submissions window! What they are looking for: playwrights that tell contemporary stories with wit, …

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Opportunities – Weekly Round-up: 27 November 2020

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The Papatango New Writing Prize is back!

The Papatango New Writing Prize is back! The UK’s biggest annual playwriting award has been remodelled, in a new partnership between Papatango and English Touring Theatre, to support thrice as many artists. Remaining free, open to anyone in the UK or Ireland, and anonymously assessed, the 2021 Prize will expand to select three winners. Each …

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LPW Online Workshops: Writing Compelling Dialogue

Kimberley Andrews leads this intensive two-hour workshop designed to sharpen your dialogue skills! This fun, interactive session will allow you to tune your ears to natural speech patterns and explore how dialogue functions within and serves your story. You’ll learn to be a rigorous editor and to make sure every line in your play is …

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Writing for Audio – Developing Your Work for Pitching and Production (Next level course) 

This course is recommended as a follow on from Introduction to Writing for Audio. Find out more here.    You’ve got the fundamentals of audio down. You know your sound effects from your dialogue. You know how to create interesting worlds, moments of action and are beginning to get to grips with writing exciting content …

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LPW Online Workshops: Producing Your Own Play

When theatre festivals do finally start up again there will be huge competition for slots, so it will pay to know what you are letting yourself in for. This 2-hour crash course will explore some of the key considerations when thinking about taking your own work to a theatre festival or the fringe. Freddie Machin …

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LPW Online Workshops: Playwrighting for Everyone – Write a Play!

Following the ‘Playwrighting for Everyone’ course, which opened up the mystical writing courses of theatre for everyone, this second course is designed to help you focus your writing and write that play! Using a combination of more advanced looks at elements of playwrighting- character, structure, dialogue and of course redrafting, you will also get a …

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LPW Playwrights’ Playground: A new online drop-in writing group

Playwrights’ Playground is our new monthly ‘get together’ (virtually for now) where writers can meet, talk writing and share work. The sessions will be guided but really it’s a chance to informally talk about writing- the good the bad and the ugly, ask questions and try out work. We’d love you to bring things you’re …

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