Opportunities

Writing Platform Bursary 2015 – supporting collaboration between writers and technologists (£4,000 bursary)

The Writing Platform Bursary supports experimentation and inter-disciplinary collaboration between writers and technologists. What you get:  This year they will be awarding two £4000 bursaries. Each bursary will be awarded to a team made up of one writer and one technologist to collaborate on a literature-related project over a period of three months. The work …

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Kenyon Institute offering week-long intensive for writers (Ohio, USA; $2,000 fee)

The Kenyon Institute is offering an extraordinary opportunity for aspiring and working playwrights:  immerse yourself in an intensive seminar-based workshop led by creative teams and commissioned playwrights from three leading international theatres – Playwright Horizons, La Jolla Playhouse and Paines Plough. This week-long intensive runs from 7-13 June 2015. Cost:  The cost of the Playwrights …

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Talawa open to script submissions from Black British writers

Talawa Theatre Company has always been a home for emerging Black British writers. Their new literary department is now up and running and they are expanding opportunities for writers with a variey of initiatives, including: Talawa Writers’ Programme, their flagship scheme for developing new writing talent Talawa Firsts, a season of new play readings Studio …

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Theatre Renegade seeking playwright for Courting Drama at Southwark Playhouse

Theatre Renegade would like to invite submissions from writers to take part in next year’s Courting Drama project. The chosen piece will  be workshopped with the help of Theatre Renegade’s dramaturg; it will then be showcased at Southwark Playhouse’s Courting Drama event in January with a professional director and cast. Previous writers and directors who …

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Saving Endangered Species (SES) International Playwriting Prize (California, $100 prize, no entry fee)

The Saving Endangered Species International Playwriting Competition is accepting submissions. Entries must be received by midnight November 30, 2015.  Winners and Finalists will be announced by May 31, 2016  via e-mail and on the SES website.  What to submit:  A ten-minute play about an endangered species.  In their words:  “Go to the World Wildlife Fund worldwildlife.org/species  or CITES cites.org/eng/gallery/species/index.html and …

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Full-day Introduction to Playwriting Workshop with Fin Kennedy of Tamasha (£50 fee)

Tamasha Theatre will be holding an Introduction to Playwriting Workshop with Fin Kennedy on Friday 5 December 2014, from 10am-6pm in the Paines Plough rehearsal room (Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DN). About the workshop:  This one-day workshop for beginners aims to introduce some basic principles of dramatic storytelling, and demystify some key terms. What is the …

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West Avenue seeking short scripts for Briefs new writing night

Following the sell-out success of Briefs‘ first foray to Waterloo East Theatre, they are now accepting submissions for the next edition of the quarterly new writing night will be back at the same venue in the New Year. The Winter 2015 show will take place on  January 7 2015; with submissions open for writers to …

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Brockley Jack seeking full length plays for Write Now 6 (for playwrights with a connection to SE London)

The Brockley Jack Theatre is currently accepting submissions for Write Now 6.  The Write Now Festival began at the Jack in 2010, and has run for five successive years. Under the artistic direction of Kate Bannister, the Write Now  festival is an integral and essential part of the Jack Studio Theatre’s yearly programme, and which each …

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East End Literary Salon seeking 10-20 minute submissions

The East End Literary Salon is a monthly new writing night at Ophelia in Dalston featuring rehearsed readings and semi-staged performances from emerging playwrights. The idea is that the salons are a safe space for emerging playwrights to have their work performed with drinks and discussion afterwards. Styled after Paris in the 1700s and the …

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Carabosse seeking 5-20 minute submissions for Pub Theatre night (Milton Keynes, open to London writers)

Carabosse in Milton Keynes is currently accepting submissions for its next Pub Theatre nights to be performed in May 2015. What to submit:  Pieces for the Pub Theatre night can only be 5 minutes up to 20 minutes in length – however they can be pieces in their own right, ‘works in progress’ or scenes from a …

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