Sky Arts Futures Fund – £30K bursaries to be won (18-30 year olds)

  For the third year running, Sky Arts in association with IdeasTap, is giving away five £30,000 bursaries and mentoring support to talented artists aged 18-30 from the UK and Ireland. The fund is aimed at helping emerging artists from different disciplines to take their work to the next level. In addition to the bursary, winners …

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Lace Market Theatre seeking new play submissions

The Lace Market Theatre Programme Advisory Group (PAG) is currently seeking submissions of new plays to feature as part of the 2014/15 season. They are open to submissions of all styles of play but the successful production must be of a scale that can be performed in the theatre’s Studio space. All applicants should read …

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Submissons are now open for the 8th Theatre Breaks Festival from Tiny Dog Productions

Performance date: 10 – 13 November, 7:30pm – 10:30pm Venue: The Fiddler’s Elbow, Camden, NW5 3HS Theatre Breaks is comprised of a 4 night run, which Theatre Companies/directors/writers/producers can use as a free platform to showcase new or developing work. Be it a new short play, an excerpt from a longer piece, a new adaptation, …

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Last Minute Opportunities from Play Submissions Helper – deadline 1 October 2013!

Play Submissions Helper publishes upcoming opportunities and competitions on a monthly basis – i.e. “October Deadlines” – with the only downside that you have to hustle a bit to make the ones due on the first of the month! So, here is a list of opportunities from them with deadlines that hit tomorrow 1 October …

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6FootStories call for writers with ideas-in-progress

The following call for submissions appeared on the UK Playwriting Facebook Group.  We’re including it here in its original format rather than our normal breakdown so you can get a feel of what they’re going for: Hi guys, I am the co-artistic director of 6FootStories. We are a relatively new company, so you are forgiven …

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Cool stuff: Podcasts from the Dramatists Guild of America

If you’re in need of a little writing inspiration or guidance, the Dramatists Guild of America has a wonderful collection of talks available from a range of exciting theatremakers, including Lanford Wilson, Neil Simon, Edward Albee, Stephen Sondheim, Paula Vogel, and a host of other prominent (though mostly American!) writers. You can check them out …

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Opportunities Weekly Roundup: 27 September 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). The Royal Court accepting applications for playwriting groups – Deadline: 27 September 2013 Southend Playwriting Festival accepting submissions for 2014 season – Deadline: 30 September 2013 From Page to Stage seeking new musicals …

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Castillo Theatre Fratti-Newman Political Play Contest (NYC)

The Castillo Theatre (NYC) sponsors the Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Play Contest and reading series annually. In its seventh year, the political play contest is intended to encourage the writing of scripts for the stage that engage the political/social/cultural questions affecting the world today and/or historical events and issues that impact on our heritage. While …

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