Opportunities

Made From Scratch seeking short plays inspired by YouTube

Made from Scratch will be returning to Rich Mix on November 30th for their latest Scratch Night, theme: YouTube. Prompt: “In 2005 YouTube launched with a simple message, “Broadcast Yourself”. Since then it has gone on to become a global sensation with 6 billion hours of video watched each month. It has changed the way …

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Theatre Exchange Birmingham seeking new writing extracts

Theatre Exchange Birmingham is looking for new writing for inclusion at Theatre Exchange on Monday 18th November.  This is an open brief however the piece must be intended for Theatre.  The event will be held at The Old Joint Stock Pub and Theatre, Birmingham, UK. What to submit:   Please include: your chosen extract which is …

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Courtyard Centre for the Arts (Hereford) seeking Scriptwriter

The Courtyard, Herefordshire’s Centre for The Arts, is seeking to work with an exceptional script writer for an intergeneration project involving the Senior Youth Theatre, approximately 25 members aged 16 – 20, and older people living in Herefordshire. This project is in collaboration with the Arts and Older People’s Project at The Courtyard, which has …

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Submissions open for Channel 4 Screenwriting Course 2014

Entries are now open for the Channel 4 screenwriting course 2014. The purpose of the course is to offer 12 writers new to television drama an insight into how the industry works and to provide a “dry-run” of what it can be like to write under a television drama commission, specifically for one hour series …

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Rich Mix seeking stories of city life for Small Story/Big City (artists with four or fewer years experience only)

Throughout 2014, Rich Mix is looking for new/emerging performers and companies to come and tell their stories of city life, to present just some of these small tales that contribute to the rich tapestry of the big city. Rich Mix is located in the heart of East London, one of the most diverse and exciting …

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The One Festival at the Space accepting submissions of monologues

Following the success of last year’s One Festival, The Space is delighted to once more open its doors to new acting, writing and directing talent.  The One Festival is a showcase of monologues featuring work from a wide range of theatre professionals.  With an exciting blend of work split into four programmes over two weeks, …

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TLW LEXiCON Play and Short Story Competition (£3 submission fee)

TLW LEXiCON has announced a Play and Short Story Competition.  Running from the 15th to the 16th March 2014 in the Alexander Centre, Faversham,  TLW LEXiCON is a cross between a small convention or expo, and a relatively large literary event in the traditional style. The prompt:  Write a play or a short story that includes the …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 11 October 2013

Our weekly round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date). Submissons are now open for the 8th Theatre Breaks Festival from Tiny Dog Productions – Deadline 11 October 2013 International Student Playwriting Competition (age 16-25, open to non-students) – Deadline: 11 October 2013 …

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Tower Theatre Company accepting submissions for new play competition (entry fee)

Tower Theatre Company are accepting submissions for their new play competition. The winning writer will have a full scale production of their play at a London Fringe venue in November 2013.  There is an entry fee of £10 for this competition (£5 for Tower members or friends of the Tower). Theme: 2014 will mark the centenary …

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Irresponsible Decorators accepting submissions for new writing night

Irresponsible Decorators are looking for aspiring playwrights to submit original work for a new writing night. They are looking for four 20 minute plays responding to the theme of ‘crossing the line’. Plays must require a cast of no more than 5 actors, although doubling is encouraged. Successful writers will have their plays performed at the Maltings …

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