Red Planet Prize 2013 open to entries for television writing

Entries are now being accepted for the 2013 Red Planet Prize, supported by Red Planet pictures and Kudos Productions. Eligibility:  The competition is open to anyone in the UK and Eire. What to submit:  Entrants must upload the first ten pages of an original 60 minute script for TV along with a short synopsis; this …

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3rd annual Jewish Playwriting Contest open for submissions

David Winitsky (Artistic Director) and Jeremy Stoller (Contest Producer) of the jewish plays project (jpp) are excited to announce the return of their competition for full-length plays dealing with contemporary jewish themes. Using a curated jury process followed by a series of live selection events, the Contest will give equal voice to jewish audiences and …

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Carla Grauls announced as winner of Nick Darke Award

As reported in The Stage, Carla Grauls has been announced as the winner of the Nick Darke Award.  The Award, funded by Falmouth University, is presented to a playwright writing on an environmental theme.  The £6,000 prize is designed to support the writer in developing their piece. More detail about the winning entry Made for …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 8 November 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).   Almost Random Theatre seeking short plays (entry fee) – Deadline: 10 November 2013 ‘Retreats’ Playwriting Competition from Almost Random Theatre seeking 10 min plays (fee required) – Deadline: 10 November 2013 Ideastap Workshop …

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DVM Theatre accepting submissions for scratch night

DVM Theatre host monthly scratch night, SCRATCH, and are now seeking submissions for their January and February performances. SCRATCH is open to artists from all disciplines, including theatre and primarily showcases work-in-progress performances. There is also the opportunity for feedback and question and answer sessions. 4 20 minute acts will be selected for each performance which will …

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Advice from BBC Writersroom: How to get an agent

The BBC Writersroom has posted a new column from Sally Stott about one of the big career questions for young and emerging writers: How do I get an agent? There won’t be many surprises here for writers who have researched this topic before, although the piece is a good introduction and helpfully provides links to …

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Little Pieces of Gold seeking 10 minute plays for January showcase

Little Pieces of Gold is seeking ten minute plays for their next showcase on 19 January 2014 at the Cockpit Theatre.  Little Pieces of Gold is a regular showcase for bold, thought provoking, entertaining new drama with each show featuring an eclectic mix of short plays selected from around 300 submissions. What to submit: A ten minute play with a maximum …

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Bush Theatre seeking readers

The Bush Theatre seeks a number of critically minded, enthusiastic and opinionated BushGreen Readers to aid with their winter script submission process. This post will play a key role in evaluating the unsolicited scripts submitted by new writers and identifying potentially interesting work. You would be working with a team of readers on a freelance …

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Theatre503 Writers’ Nights for MUCKY KID on 12 and 13 November

Theatre503 will be holding Writers Nights’ for its upcoming production of Mucky Kid on 12 & 13 November 2103. Theatre 503 Writer’s Nights are a great night out – they give writers the opportunity to: See the show at a discounted rate; Meet and talk to the lovely team at Theatre503 Prepare to submit to …

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