Kimberley Andrews

The 18th Windsor Fringe Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing 2021 open for entries

Amateur playwrights world-wide are invited to submit unpublished one-act plays. Three winning scripts will be selected for fully staged performances during the Fringe Festival in October. This year, due to Covid, we filmed them on-line. One of the three scripts will be chosen for the £500 prize, judged purely on the writing. Submission deadline is …

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Artist Residency – Newcastle Common Residency 2, Appetite, New Vic Theatre

Appetite are delivering The Newcastle Common, a three year programme in the centre of Newcastle-under-Lyme, which will look at the changing use of the town centre. It will test empty shops as sites of production of culture, rather than consumption, and as useful community spaces. We want an artist, writer, or maker working in the …

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Call For Texts – James Banner + Stephanie Lamprea Duo, James Banner

Composer and improviser James Banner is commissioning 6 people who work with words to create new pieces of writing for a new duo with Stephanie Lamprea. The words will form the basis of a new series of works for voice and double bass (plus guests) for a 2021 album release. Each commissioned writer will receive 200 euros and …

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Shows Wanted for UK’s First Zero-Waste Theatre, The Greenhouse Theatre C.I.C

The Greenhouse – the UK’s first zero-waste theatre – is now accepting applications for its 2021 programme. Whether you’re passionate about making the world a greener place through performance, or you’re simply excited to develop your sustainable practice, we’d love to hear from you! The Greenhouse is a project made by and for young people. …

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Watersprite Film Festival – Screenplay Competition 2021

Watersprite Student Film Festival is looking for eight short film screenplays for the 2021 Festival. Pieces must be up to 15 pages long in standard industry format. Entry is free and open to all students currently in education, or within a year of graduating. However, Watersprite is particularly interested in scripts that have not yet entered …

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Stellify Media / Sony Pictures Television All-Ireland Screenwriting Prize

Sony Pictures Television and Stellify Media, in partnership with Northern Ireland Screen, are launching a brand-new All-Ireland screenwriting prize. They are looking for ideas for high-concept, contemporary, returnable crime drama, that can be filmed on the island of Ireland. The winning submissions will receive funded development to bring a project to pitching stage. Entrants will …

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Green Curtain Theatre – Looking Back Across the Water

Green Curtain Theatre are offering writers from the Irish diaspora the opportunity to have their writing performed as part of their latest lockdown theatre project which celebrates the centenary since the birth of an independent Ireland. The competition is open to anyone over 18 who is member of the Irish diaspora and currently resident in the …

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Beardance Theatre – Texts in Isolation

Beardance Theatre are looking for five new texts for the next instalment of their ‘Texts in Isolation’ series of audio shorts. Pieces must be up to 5 minutes long and be in response to the theme of ‘isolation’. This doesn’t mean that it should be about COVID or lockdown, but it also doesn’t mean that it …

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Red Hair Theatre seeking writing on the theme of ‘In Praise of…’

Has something ever made you feel like you just had to make a public declaration of love? Or lust? Indifference? Hate? How did it go? If you’re a writer, actor, comedian, singer, musician, poet, playwright, or someone who’s got a burning desire to tell us about their burning desires, we want to hear from you. …

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Opportunities – Weekly Round-up: 18 December 2020

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