OMF Theatre – Comedy Sketch Opportunity

OMF Theatre is looking for writers to submit comedy sketches for a new radio series on community radio station Liskeard Radio in Cornwall (staffed entirely by volunteers). This is an unpaid opportunity to have your work produced and performed on local radio as well as on the OMF Theatre YouTube channel. They are looking for comedy sketches with …

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BBC Studios ScriptWorks & Thousand Films – A Thousand Stories

A Thousand Stories (an iteration of Thousand Films) was established in 2019 to find new voices in film and television and to provide a bridge between writers looking for a break and an industry hungry for new talent. In its first year, the Thousand Stories competition focused on finding exciting new female writers – this year, …

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Member News: Myles and Me by Lekha Desai Morrison to be streamed at The Space

Congratulations to LPW members,  Lekha Desai Morrison whose new play, Myles and Me is being performed on 9th and 10th December at The Space Theatre in London. It will be streamed live on the evening of the 10th. The link to book tickets is https://space.org.uk/event/myles-and-me/. Myles and Me is a one woman humorous show looking at being diagnosed …

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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

Want to support us?  Become a member today for less than £4! Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities and news. Make sure you never miss an opportunity. Sign up for our email list to get the weekly roundup direct to your inbox!  Featured posts:   **Update: Covid-19 and our work**                    …

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London Playwrights Festive Gift Guide 2020: Gifts for writers £20 and under!

Is it really almost Christmas?! This year seems to have flown by, despite containing some of what seemed like the longest of locked down days! But here we are at the end of this strange and challenging year and although there is still plenty of uncertainty, we hope you’ll be looking forward to a restful …

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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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