Opportunities

Opportunities – Pick of the Week: The Originals Playwriting Award

Each week we look through our pile of writing opportunities to pick out one we think is particularly worth your time. It could be an innovative brief, great prize money, a high-profile company, or just plain fun. This week’s pick: The Originals Playwriting Award Description: The Originals Playwriting Award is the UK’s latest national competition …

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Scriptwriter / Actor / Director / Dramaturgs, Immersive Cocktail Club

Hi there! We need talent of all types, but above all someone with an eye for wit, humour and entertainment, to help us mould and develop our script and story, which plays out over a few fun drinks as part of a ticketed experience. You should be interested in immersive theatre, entertainment, ideally cocktails and …

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Professional Writer for Animated Pilot, Valentine.Inc (paid)

Looking for professional writers and comic writers to work on a paid pilot episode of animated series. The working title is Colonial Colonic, a revisionist look at the British Empire and it’s legacy. The lead narrator is female and so the preference is for a female BIPOC writer, but welcome all submissions on merit. Please …

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Writers for HIV music project, The Sunday Boys

The Sunday Boys are a low voiced, open access LGBTQ+ choir based in the city of Manchester. We are looking for two early career writers to each create a 3-5 minute monologue for an upcoming gig at The Lowry in April 2023 exploring lived experiences of HIV. Working with HIV support organisation George House Trust, …

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Tribe Arts – Writer Commission (paid)

Tribe Arts have 2 x £1000 commissions for 2 x South Asian writers for an upcoming programme of work marking 75 years since the Partition of India. Each commission will be for a 10-15 minute script for performance. The work will tour Bradford, Manchester, Birmingham and London this Summer/Autumn. Tribe Arts are interested in hearing about …

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Film Hub North – Scratch Me

Now in its second year, the character development programme Scratch Me delivered by the BFI NETWORK talent team at Film Hub North is back with an innovative new partnership with production company Fulwell 73 to find and nurture Northern voices. Five fresh, bold and unique writers and writer-performers will be supported in this 5 month programme to develop a …

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White Noise Theatre are looking for Queer/LGBTQIA+ Writer-Performers to be involved in a new piece of theatre, “PlantGays”

White Noise Theatre are looking for Queer/LGBTQIA+ Writer-Performers to be involved in a new piece of theatre, “PlantGays”. The Project… R&D of a new play about plants, queerness, and relationships. Rehearsals twice weekly online, two days of in-person rehearsals in late May, culminating in a final scratch performance at ChewFest at The Lion and Unicorn …

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The Originals Playwriting Award

Original Theatre are excited to launch a brand-new award for early-career playwriters! The Originals Playwriting Award is the UK’s latest national competition for playwriting. It is a search for compellingly well-told stories capable of entertaining a wide audience. We’re looking for theatre scripts that have not yet been produced, by all UK-based writers who identify …

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Excellence Theatre present Dear Black People Festival 2022! 

Excellence Theatre present Dear Black People Festival 2022! Emerging black Writers  are invited to share fifteen minutes of their work to be showcased on The Pleasance Theatre, MainStage this coming Summer:  How to submit:  When submitting a play it should be no longer than 15 minutes. This can be a short play or an extract …

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