Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 1 January 2016

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).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (no deadline).

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Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: The Nickelodeon Writers’ Program

This week in our advice column: ‘I have no idea how to structure a play’

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Coming up with London Playwrights Workshop: 
LPB WRITING WORKSHOPS: Finding Your Voice – with A.C. Smith

Spring Workshops with London Playwrights’ Blog

Opportunities with deadlines:

Generation Arts seeking monologues for ‘Voice of the Voiceless’ – Deadline: 2 January 2016


Applications open for “RE:act – The Pianist of Willesden Lane” at St James Theatre – Deadline: 4 January 2016

Jameson First Shot Short Film Competition starring Maggie Gyllenhaal (for Writer/Directors) – Deadline: 4 January 2016

BBC Birmingham and The REP – Birmingham Writer in Residence – Deadline: 4 January 2016

Outdoor Performance Commission from Lyric Hammersmith, Greenwich+Docklands, Watford Palace & Latitude (£6,000) – Deadline: 4 January 2016

Director seeking short plays on anti-fascist themes to direct for screen – Deadline: 5 January 2016

The Roundhouse Online Film Fund Open for Submissions (18-25 year olds) – Deadline: 6 January 2016

Yale Institute for Musical Theatre open to applications (for graduates from 2010 or later) – Deadline: 8 January 2016

King’s Theatre seeking scripts for annual 10-Minute Play Festival (Canada, $10 entry fee, prizes available) – Deadline: 8 January 2016

The 2016 Leah Ryan Fund for Emerging Women Writers – Deadline: 11 January 2016

Plymouth Fringe Festival 2016 open for applications – Deadline: 15 January 2015

Red Womens’ Theatre Awards Accepting Submissions of One-act Plays on Theme of Resistance – Deadline: 17 January 2015

The McConnell Award for New Writing for Playwrights – Deadline: 17 January 2016

CCBC Anim8 – Animation Pilot Scheme Open for Submissions – Deadline: 22 January 2016

Red Planet Prize 2016 – Launched! – Deadline: 22 January 2016 (Submissions open on 4 January 2016) –

 Brockley Jack accepting submissions for Write Now 7 – Deadline: 29 January 2016

Drip Action Theatre Company seeking submissions for 2016 Arundel Festival Theatre Trail (paid) – Deadline: 31 January 2016

‘Writing Places’ Writer in Residence at Greenway – Deadline: 31 January 2016

Book Music & Lyrics accepting applications for First Year Workshops for Librettists and Lyricists – Deadline: 31 January 2016

Talawa currently open to script submissions from Black writers – Deadline: 31 January 2016

“Scratch it!” with Tigz Theatre seeking 20 minute scratch performances on LGBT Themes – Deadline: 31 January 2016

James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2016 open to submissions from theatres and agents (£10,000 prize) – Deadline: 12 February 2016

First Break Writing Competition at the Oldham Coliseum – Deadline: 22 February 2016

Octagon Prize for Dramatic Monologues – Deadline: 26 February 2016

Nickelodeon Writing Program – Open for Submissions – Deadline: 28 February 2016

Theatre503 Playwriting Award returning in 2016 –  Deadline: 29 February 2016

New Competition Launched with Drama Centre London, Bush Theatre, Oberon Books and Partners – Deadline: 1 March 2016 (entries open 15 February 2016)

Sky or the Bird seeking writers for The Adults Adventure Playground (Calais Benefit) – Deadline: 2 March 2016

Windsor Fringe – Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing 2016 – Deadline: 5 March 2016

Sky Academy Arts Scholarships – Theatre & Comedy (18-30 year olds) – Deadline: 10 March 2016

Blue Skies Workshops for writers from Sky or the Bird – Deadline: 31 March 2016

2016 Papatango Prize Opens – with extra £6000 award! – Deadline: 31 March 2016

Nick Darke Writers’ Award 2016 open for entries – 30 May 2016

Events and workshops: 

London Playwrights’ Workshop: Re-drafting your play with Kimberley Andrews – Starts 4 February 2016

Free Online Screenwriting Course with University of East Anglia, Creative Skillset and Future Learn – Starts on 29 February 2016

London Playwrights’ Workshop: INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Finding Inspiration and Developing your Idea – 5 March 2016

London Playwrights’ Workshop: INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Creating Engaging Characters – 17 March 2016

Ongoing submissions:

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

Pokfulam Rd Productions looking for playwrights and creatives – Deadline: none posted

55 Kings Contemporary Theatre Productions looking for writers – Deadline: none posted

Plane Paper Theatre call out for plays – Deadline: none posted

Theatrelab seeking scripts to perform at ‘WordPlay’ at Bath Spa University – Deadline: none posted

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

Madam Renards Mini Fringe Festival Swindon open for applications from writers and performers – Deadline: none posted (festival takes place in 2016)

East End Literary Salon open to rolling submissions – Deadline: Rolling

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: Rolling

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

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

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

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

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

COG ARTSpace call out for playwrights! – Deadline: None posted

Sky or the Bird seeking writers for The Adults Adventure Playground (Calais Benefit)

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