Opportunities

Bitter Pill Theatre – The Painkiller Project (£250 prize)

The Painkiller Project is a playwriting project that runs every other month from Bitter Pill Theatre with a £250 prize for each winning play. The winning play will be produced and released on The Painkiller Podcast. ​They hope that the repetitive nature of the competition helps to make the project feel collaborative and cyclical – like theatre. So far their plays have …

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BBC Writersroom – The Break: Series 6 – Coventry (paid)

From BBC Writersroom, in their words: The next series of the BBC Three award-nominated series THE BREAK is being produced in Coventry and we want you to write for it. We are looking for stories that we don’t usually hear from Coventry: Contemporary, celebratory, universal, relevant, funny, emotionally powerful or thought-provoking stories that reflect diversity of experience and …

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Bloomsbury Publishing: Wole Soyinka in conversation with Emma Dabiri

On Tuesday, 28th September, Africa’s first Nobel Laureate for Literature, Wole Soyinka, will be in conversation with Emma Dabiri at 7.30 pm BST at a virtual event co-hosted by the Southbank Centre and Guardian Live. The event is his only UK appearance and marks the publication of his first novel in 48 years, Chronicles From the Land of the Happiest People on Earth. Find …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 24 September 2021

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Comedy Script Writers, Rifco Theatre (paid)

Rifco Theatre Company is looking for new ideas from comedy scriptwriters for our mini series called Leave the Plastic On (See first series  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeOym4-o6MXbq1WESmvg5ECVbFSTM-NN1) The sketches centre around the contemporary lives of British South Asian characters. It will be filmed for our YouTube channel early next year. If you would like to be considered please send your …

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Writing Development Manager, Writing on the Wall

Want to help share people’s stories? Want to unlock people’s creative potential? Want to change lives? Then this job is for you. We are hiring a Writing Development Manager who will lead our acclaimed writing centre, The Writer’s Bloc. Work with high profile artists and writers, as we create a series of writing centres across the region, …

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BBC Writersroom – Who We Are and What We Do

BBC Writersroom: Who We Are and What we Do: Saturday 25th September 2021 at 11am at the BBC Contains Strong Language Festival in Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021 Ever wondered how to get noticed by the BBC as a writer? How to send your script and what happens when you do? BBC Writersroom is always …

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Submissions Open for Questors Theatre Festival of New Theatre

Submissions are still open for full-length scripts (approx. 60-70mins), to be staged at our Festival of New Theatre in July 2022. Whether you’re a newbie writer or a seasoned pro – we want to hear from you! We’re particularly interested in championing playwrights & stories that represent the breadth of our diverse society, especially those …

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NT Playwriting Masterclasses

The ‘NT Playwriting Masterclasses’ series gives an insight into different approaches to developing your playwriting via discussions, exercises and Q&As. Sessions will focus on a particular topic and will be led by a different playwright each month. The playwrights leading the sessions will all be associated with the NT and will either have work currently …

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