Guildhall School seeking writer in residence for MA Opera Making and Writing (paid)

  The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is looking for a Writer in Residence to manage and deliver the teaching, assessment and recruitment of writing students on the Guildhall School’s new MA in Opera Making and Writing, in partnership with the Head of Composition. The successful post-holder will also develop and grow a new …

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Criterion new writing programme open for submissions

CRITERION New Writing is a ground-breaking education program offered by The Criterion Theatre Trust – a series of script development workshops taking place on stage at the Cri. It is free to apply and take part. The first set of workshops will begin in September 2014. For a new playwright, the stages of professional theatres …

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Playfest 2014 call for new plays

Attic Theatre’s annual Playfest returns this Autumn in association with Wimbledon Bookfest. They are now open for submissions of previously unproduced 15-20 minute plays. 4 plays will be chosen for rehearsed readings on 11 and 12 October 2014. The winners will also receive £100. How to apply: submissions must be anonymous. Please send a hard …

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Freelance scriptwriters required for children’s educational project (paid)

One Day is a fresh and forward-thinking Creative Education Company, connecting children and learning with creativity and imagination. Their scripted drama workshops cater for creative learning throughout all primary age groups and key stages. One Day Creative Education are currently looking for enthusiastic, motivated & highly passionate freelance creative play script writers (experience writing children’s scripts …

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Precious Cargo Theatre looking for writers to workshop new material – paid (note: only 2 days until deadline!)

Precious Cargo (www.preciouscargotheatre.com) are a North East Theatre company aiming to create dynamic, thought provoking theatre with a heart. They are about to go into research and development for their new show ‘Into Thin Air’ and are looking to work with three writers to workshop new material. Into Thin Air will explore the pressures that …

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BAFTA Rocliffe launches competition for children’s writers (entry fee)

  BAFTA, in partnership with Rocliffe and supported by The London Book Fair, has announced a call for scripts from emerging writers for the first ever BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing forum focused on children’s film and television. Now in its fourteenth year, the forum is turning its eye to writing which connects with a children’s …

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Opportunities weekly round-up: 4 July 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). The Space Prize (apply with theatre company) – Deadline: 4 July 2014 The Leslie Scalapino Award 2014 – Deadline: 4 July 2014 Sheerdrop Theatre ‘Dynamic Dramaturgy’ workshop (for playwrights, directors & actors) – £80 – Workshop …

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Storylining Continuing Drama workshop – one free place available

Award-winning, BAFTA-nominated executive producer Kathleen Beedles is offering two IdeasTap members the chance to attend a full-day practical workshop on the craft of storylining. Places normally cost £240. The ability to turn story ideas into, “What if this happens next…?” keeps long-running shows at the top of the ratings, and is a craft that has underpinned …

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Short Back and Sides seeking short plays

After their first sell out show at the Tristan Bates theatre, Short Back and Sides is opening again for short play submissions. This time the theme is: “How English are you?”  The only rules are that the play is no longer than 20 minutes and that it doesn’t rely too heavily on props and setting. They’re after pieces …

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Taking the Mick Theatre Company seeking short plays for London fringe night

Shorts@The Courtyard is a brand spanking new night of new theatre at the major London Fringe venue, The Courtyard Theatre, Hoxton. There are five spaces available for 15-20 minute shorts for the night which will give YOU the opportunity to showcase your new material in a London theatre. Taking the Mick Theatre will provide a venue …

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