Opportunities weekly round-up: 1 August 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).

Short Back and Sides seeking short plays – Deadline: 1 August 2014

UMass Amherst Play Lab (Massachusetts, USA) – Deadline: 1 August 2014

Tamasha seeking applications for September Scratch Night – Deadline: 1 August 2014

Alfred Fagon award 2014 open for applications from playwrights of Caribbean or African descent – Deadline: 1 August 2014

Playfest 2014 call for new plays –  Deadline 1 August 2014

Mardibooks accepting one-act plays for e-book – Deadline: 1 August 2014 at 5pm

Short Back and Sides seeking short plays – Deadline: 1 August 2014

Storylining Continuing Drama workshop – one free place available – Deadline: 1 August 2014

Medair seeking playwright for four monologues about Syrian Refugees (£50 fee) – Deadline:  4 August 2014 for completion of scripts, apply ASAP

Crooked Pieces seeking 90-second shorts for podcast ‘And Then She Said a Funny Thing’ (women only) – Deadline:  4 August 2014

Tutti Frutti seeking children’s writer for BBC Performing Arts Fellowship – Deadline:  4 August 2014

Z-Arts seeking writer-performers to create monologues about family life (£750 fee) – Deadline:  5 August 2014

Skylight Theatre seeking plays for Postscript series at the Drayton Arms – Deadline: 10 August 2014

The Peckham Pelicam seeking playwrights for ‘Etch’ Scratch Night in September – Deadline: 11 August 2014

Growing Stage seeking plays for young audiences for 4th Annual New Play-Reading Festival (New Jersey, USA) – Deadline: 15 August 2014

London Horror Festival seeking radio drama submissions for Stage Fright Radio Horror Competition (£2 entry fee) – Deadline: 15 August 2014

Flourish new opera competition open to submissions – Deadline: 17 August 2014

Stay Awake Theatre accepting submissions of 10 minute plays for Prism Festival (Colorado, USA) – Deadline: 20 August 2014

Hampshire County Council seeking Writer in Residence (paid) – Deadline: 22 August 2014

Freelance scriptwriters required for children’s educational project (paid) – Deadline: 22 August 2014

Progressive Playwright seeking short plays for themed evenings at Tron Theatre (Glasgow), Theme: Power – Deadline: 30 August 2014

Funny Women 2014 Comedy Writing Awards (women writers only) – Deadline: 31 August 2014

Fractured Lines accepting monologues – Deadline: 31 August 2014

Shore Screenwriting Competition (cash prize, £25-£40) – Deadline:  31 May 2014 (Earlybird deadline); 31 August (final deadline)

Live Theatre offering bursary for online course beaplaywright.com – Deadline: 1 September 2014

Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival seeking 15 minute plays – Deadline: 1 September 2014

Lion Tamers Theatre Company seeking full length scripts for 2015 tour – Deadline: 1 September 2014

Kitchen Sink Drama: the chance to put on a production in the home of a leading theatre producer/ artistic director-  Deadline: 1 September 2014

Bush Theatre – Submissions window now open – Deadline: 1 September 2014

BAFTA Rocliffe launches competition for children’s writers (entry fee) – Deadline: early bird 21 July 2014/ final 1 September 2014

1st Annual Book Pipeline Contest ($50 entry fee) – Deadline: 15 September 2014

BBC Writersroom to open Scriptroom 8 (for stage and radio plays) & Writer’s Prize in September – Deadline: 29 September 2014

Little Brother Productions offering a writer £1000 to develop television idea – Deadline: 3 October 2014

Progressive Playwright seeking short plays for themed evenings at Tron Theatre (Glasgow), Theme: Wealth – Deadline: 9 October 2014

Gillian Hush Award – fully funded place on Arvon Course on writing for radio – Deadline: 13 October 2014

Progressive Playwright seeking short plays for themed evenings at Tron Theatre (Glasgow), Theme: Forgiveness – Deadline: 12 November 2014

Ongoing submissions:

Mind the Gap seeking plays by British Writers for performance in NYC ($5 fee) – Deadline:  None posted.  Plays to be produced in November 2014

Kings Head Theatre seeking work in development for Without Decor – Deadline: none posted

Criterion new writing programme open for submissions – Deadline: none posted (but the course commences on 9 September 2014

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

Ice & Fire/ Amnesty International UK – rolling submissions for plays with human rights theme – Deadline: Ongoing

Performance Platform Opportunity, University of Greenwich – Deadline: None posted

Quids In Theatre Co seeking 40-60 minute plays for lunchtime series – Deadline: Ongoing

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – No deadline posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month through to June 2014.

ScriptSpace development workshop at The Space – Deadline: None

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: None (open submissions)

Open Arts Cafe Call for Submissions – Deadline: None posted

Poppy Seed – accepting submissions of 5 minute scripts for blog – Deadline: None posted

BAREtruth Theatre looking for full length scripts – Deadline: None posted

Thistledew Desert Theatre (USA) seeking monologues and radio plays – Deadline: Rolling

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