Bush Theatre submissions window (proposals only!) opens today

The Bush Theatre’s Autumn/Winter submission window will be open from 21st November 2013 and closes at 5pm on 20th December 2013.  In an interesting twist, the Bush is only looking for proposals for developing work, part of their efforts to reach out to a wider range of theatremakers.  (This is in line with recent changes …

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West Avenue Theatre Company seeking plays for ‘Briefs’ scratch night

Submissions are open now for The West Avenue Theatre Company’s next scratch night, Briefs – which will be on Wednesday, 15 January 2014.  The event will return to the Rosemary Branch for another one-off evening of short, relatively light-hearted plays by emerging writers, directed by emerging directors and performed by emerging actors.  What to submit:  …

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National Student Drama Festival 2014 (age 16-25, £98 entry fee)

The National Student Drama Festival will feature performances, workshops, discussions, masterclasses and entertainment in venues across Scarborough, including the Stephen Joseph Theatre, University of Hull Scarborough Campus and the Scarborough Spa. NSDF14 will run from 12-18 April 2014. What to submit:  If you are aged 16-25 and involved with a UK-based theatrical production taking place …

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Undeb Theatre seeking Summer Festivals Script Submission

Undeb Theatre is offering IdeasTap members the opportunity to pitch a script idea for its festival in 2014. What to submit:  To apply, you should prepare a script treatment of no more than 1,000 words.  Script ideas must adhere to the following rules: There must only be two characters The characters must be Welsh The characters …

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Graeae announces writers selected for ‘Write to Play’

Graeae has announced the writers selected for Write to Play, its new playwriting scheme, which aims to provide opportunities to deaf and disabled writers. The scheme will be run by Graeae in partnership with the National Theatre Studio, Royal Court, and Soho Theatre. The writers in 2013/14 will be: Sean Burn, Amy Bethan Evans, Rosaleen …

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Arundel Festival Theatre Trail 2014

Writers are invited to submit plays for the Arundel Festival Theatre Trail, conceived and presented by Drip Action Theatre Company, now in its fourteenth year. It performs at the end of August, on each of the Festival’s eight days, eight short plays at eight different venues all over Arundel – this year, for example, in …

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BBC Writersroom open for submissions 18 November – 16 December

The Script Room window for submitting scripts will be open from November 18th 2013 until 5pm on December 16th 2013. The Script Room is a place where you can send your script to be assessed by a team of experienced readers.  This is not a free script-reading service, but a means by which the BBC seeks out the best …

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£1,000 for a horror treatment or draft Hopscotch Films

Receive £1,000 for a horror treatment or first draft screenplay with further development from Hopscotch Films. Are you a screenwriter or writer/director with a passion for psychological horror? Do you have an idea or a script for a low budget feature film to match the imagination and terror of the likes of Rosemary’s Baby, The …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 15 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). Pokfulham Rd Productions seeking playwright for collaboration (fluent Korean required) – No deadline posted Applications open for Sundance Theatre Lab (USA, $35 Application fee) – Deadline: 15 November 2013 Bush Theatre seeking readers …

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Theatre Centre announces award winners in writing for young audiences

Theatre Centre has announced the winners of its competitions recognizing and supporting writing for young people. Danny Braverman won the Brian Way Award for Wot? No fish!!.  The £6,000 is designed to support the development of a new play. Lou Ramsden received the Adrienne Benham Award, a £2,000 prize and attachment that supports writers developing …

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