Opportunities

Freelance Writer in Residence Opportunity, Open Eye Gallery Liverpool

Open Eye Gallery and Culture Liverpool are looking to commission a socially engaged writer to work in the Garston Village area of Liverpool City Region. This commission takes seeks to do the following: To foster a sense of community ownership and pride Offer skills to community members Produce high quality, free, creative workshops for the …

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Manchester Cathedral Writer-in-Residence

Manchester Cathedral is looking to appoint a writer-in-residence. – The number of hours per week and the rate of pay will be discussed at interview. The post is for 12 months in the first instance, renewable by mutual agreement. The main aims for this residency will be: To develop and disseminate creative writing at Manchester …

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Disabled Playwright Support Programme- Supported by Birds of Paradise Theatre Company & Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland

A career in the arts is not straightforward for anyone: we recognise, though, that disabled artists face an increased number of barriers, from starting out to working professionally. Created in partnership with Birds of Paradise Theatre Company (BOP), this programme offers a disabled playwright bespoke support, providing artistic development, financial support, skills sessions, and opportunities …

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Scriptwriters & Co | Scratch Night Submissions

Scriptwriters & Co’s next online Scratch Night will take place online at 7pm GMT on Tuesday 10th January 2023. Their submissions window is open to writers anywhere in the world. This time they’re looking for original plays, screenplays or audio plays of 5-6 pages, on the theme published on their website. It’s free to submit. The prize? Up to ten winning pieces will …

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Bush Theatre Submissions Window

THE BUSH THEATRE SUBMISSIONS WINDOW IS NOW OPEN. The Bush Theatre is committed to championing a diverse range of voices that tell entertaining and provocative stories that reflect contemporary society. If you’re a playwright who is not currently represented by an agent, and you have a play to share, they would love to receive it during their …

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London Playwrights Lunchtime Sessions: Pitching your play

Our new series of lunchtime workshops is designed to add a creative break to your day! As playwrights, we have to pitch in many different ways: from an interview for a writer development programme to a meeting with a producer to a friend asking ‘what are you writing at the moment?’ During this session, Kimberley …

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LPW Online Workshops: Writing Historic Drama

Ever wanted to incorporate real life events into your work and not known how? Or wanted to write about a historic period but not known where to start? This workshop will look at starting both of those things- from initial research, to incorporating real life characters, to creating authentic drama around real life events. Led …

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LPW Online Workshops: LGBTQ+ Theatre

Interested in LGBTQ+ drama but unsure where to start? want to check terminology, approaches and know where to submit your work? or are you interested in the history of LGBTQ+ theatre in order to inform your writing? This workshop will do both. Giving you an overview of previous LGBTQ key works, current debates around LGBTQ …

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London Playwrights Zoom Workshops: The Redrafting Programme 2023

For the 5th year running, our popular Redrafting Course will be making a comeback in February 2023. If you want to redraft your play with practical masterclasses, tailored feedback, and dramaturgical support, read on! Led by experienced dramaturg and scriptwriter, Kimberley Andrews, this course will give you the tools to unlock the full potential of …

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London Playwrights Monthly Members’ Zoom – February

Our members ‘ meet- up takes place on the first Wednesday of every month at 7pm. Feel free to bring in up to 3 pages of dialogue or a pitch for an idea to share with the group for feedback. We’ll also be taking time to catch-up, share ideas, tips, and industry advice. It’s a …

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