Lost Theatre seeking plays for 5 Minute Festival (£10 entry fee, self-producing preferred, £100 prize)

Lost Theatre is open to applications for its 5 Minute Festival, which will run from 2-7 February 2015. They are looking for emerging/newcomer playwrights, poets, spoken word artists, comedians, actors (who write their own material), physical performers…etc who have something different or interesting to say and are looking to get their work out to a wider …

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Greenwich & Lewisham Young Writers Collective: Writing For Change (free course, 16-25 year olds)

GLYPT Young Writers Collective: Writing For Change A free 10-week creative writing course for 16 to 25 year olds – part of GLYPT’s Progressionprogramme. We’re looking for young people with a strong interest in creating an original piece of writing. This could include poetry, plays, lyrics, lists, short stories… – there are no limitations and the …

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The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award (£32,000 grant)

The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award is for an emerging company or individual to create a show either for the Pit Theatre, Barbican or a site-responsive, non-traditional show to take place in East London. The winning show will be part of the Barbican Theatre 2016 season. Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. All …

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Goblin Baby accepting scripts about sexual abuse and violence for UNHEARD 2015

Goblin Baby Theatre Company is now accepting submissions for the UNHEARD Festival in February 2015! What to submit:  They aim to include as wide a variety as possible of new, challenging and thought-provoking writing addressing sexual abuse and violence, the victims, the survivors, the consequences, their families, their friends, their lives or anything else around …

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Writer Wanted for Commission for Bravo 22 Company in Buckinghamshire

The Bravo 22 Company are currently looking to commission a new play up to 70 mins with a delivery date of January 30th 2015 and four performances of the production at the studio at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on 26th-28th March 2015. It is the first play to be commissioned as part of the Bravo 22 …

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Descent Theatre seeking short plays for new writing night at Rich Mix

Descent Theatre is looking for incredible short plays to be performed in February 2015.  On Friday 6th February they will return to Rich Mix with our regular night of new writing: Descent Shorts. What to submit:  They are looking for five original shorts, 5 – 20 mins in length Scripts can be about absolutely anything …

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Tabard Theatre seeking scripts for Playmaker’s Festival 2015

Playmakers Festival is looking for playwrights who would like to see their script performed at The Tabard Theatre in Chiswick as part of the theatre’s 30th Anniversary celebrations. Eligibility:  Scripts can be submitted from anywhere across the UK, however, successful applicants will need to be in London for the duration of rehearsals and the performances, …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 7 November 2014

Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date). Kenyon Institute offering week-long intensive for writers (Ohio, USA; $2,000 fee) – Deadline:  None posted, however registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis Glastonbury Festival commissioning shows – Deadline: 7 November 2014 Re:Play …

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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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