Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 1 July 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 & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline).

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Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: London Writers’ Week: Events for Writers

This Week in our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear: Pursued By A Bear: “How do I tell actors I’m recasting the roles they developed?”

Coming up with London Playwrights’ Workshop: 

The Dark Horse Festival at London Writers Week

London Writers Week – now booking!

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper – 51 playwriting competitions with June deadlines

Black Theatre Live accepting submissions for mid-scale tour – Deadline: 1 July 2016

Tetrad: The Drawing Board – Open Call for Proposals- Deadline: 1 July 2016

Le Théâtre Bleu seeking submissions of comedies in Shakespearean language (Quebec, Canada) – Deadline: 1 July 2016

Etch seeking work in development for scratch night -Deadline: 1 July 2016

Imagine Festival of the Arts in Sutton offering grants for projects inspired by HG Wells – Deadline: 4 July 2016

The Owl and Cat Theatre seeking new plays– Deadline: 4 July 2016

Second Sons Theatre Company seeking short alternative comedy plays – Deadline: 4 July 2016

Skint Theatre seeking 10-15 minute plays for Bristol performance– Deadline: 6 July 2016

The Marlowe Theatre Canterbury seeking Literary Associate – Deadline: 8 July 2016

The Roald Dahl Museum looking for a freelance poet – Deadline: 11 July 2016

The Eddy (online theatre subscription service) open to play submissions – Deadline: 18 July 2016

Bristol Old Vic seeking new plays (South West writers only) – Deadline: 18 July 2016

Juno Theatre seeking female writer/director to lead comedy workshop -Deadline: none posted but workshop takes place on 23 July 2016

Alfred Fagon Award 2016 open for applications from playwrights of Caribbean or African descent – Deadline: 29 July 2016

BBC Wales Drama Award launched (Welsh writers) – Deadline: 29 July at 5pm (submissions open on 18 July 2016)

2016 Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award – Deadline: 31 July 2016

The Adrian Pagan Award 2016 launched– Deadline: 31 July 2016

Shonibare Studio open to proposals from guest artists for 2017 – Deadline: 31 July 2016

The John Brabourne Awards open for applications – Deadline: 31 July 2016

Free Rayne Artists seeking submissions for Spiral at the Bread & Roses Theatre – Deadline: 14 August 2016

2016 Terence Rattigan Society Award (£10 entry fee, £2,500 prize) – Deadline: 31 August 2016

Sultan Padamsee Award for Playwriting 2016 – Deadline: 31 August 2016

Ignition Playwriting Competition from Ignite Theatre (£100 prize) -Deadline: 1 September 2016

StageWrite 2017 playwriting competition (open to Bedfordshire students only)- Deadline: 30 September 2016

Bush Theatre opens script window to accept new plays – Deadline: 30 September 2016

Writers required for La Musa Sulla Nuvola – The Muse on the Cloud – Deadline: 20 December 2016

365 Women A Year Playwriting Project open to submissions throughout 2016 – Deadline: 31 December 2016

Events and workshops: 

London Contemporary Play reading workshops  for actors and writers – starts 9 June, 2016, ongoing

‘Tonic Celebrates’ event recognizing women in theatre – 22 June at

Event: How can the industry and academia work together to explore new ideas in dramatic writing? (London Writers’ Week) – Monday 4 July from 10am-1pm

MA Dramatic Writing Showcase (London Writers’ Week) – Monday 4 July from 2-4pm

Event with designer Jenny Beavan (London Writers’ Week) – Monday 4 July from 7-9pm

BBC Writersroom announce the 2016 Salford Sitcom Showcase – 5&6 July 2016

Bush Theatre Workshop: Diversity – how we can create a more diverse theatre industry? (London Writers’ Week) – Tuesday 5 July from 11am-12pm

Oberon Books Workshop: Theatre publishing – how does it work? (London Writers’ Week) – Tuesday 5 July from 12-1pm

The Student Guide to Writing: Playwriting afternoon showcase (London Writers’ Week) – Tuesday 5 July from 4-5pm

The Student Guide to Writing: Playwriting evening showcase (London Writers’ Week) – Tuesday 5 July from 7.30-8.30pm

The National Student Writing Award Launch (London Writers’ Week) – Wednesday 6 July from 11am-12pm

The bit that isn’t the songs: book writing for musical theatre with WGGB (London Writers’ Week) – Wednesday 6 July from 2-3pm

WGGB event on the aesthetics and ethics of fact-based theatre (London Writers’ Week) – Wednesday 6 July from 4-5.30pm

University Women in the Arts announces first public event & partnership with Oberon – 7 July 2016 at 4pm

Industry showing of Dark Horse Festival (London Writers’ Week) – Thursday 7 July at 4pm

Dark Horse Festival – Public Performance (London Writers’ Week)  – Thursday 7 July at 7.30pm

New Writing Platform with Tim Crouch (London Writers’ Week) – Thursday 7 July from 7-8.30pm

Arts Council session on Grants for the Arts and funding priorities for theatre (London Writers’ Week) – Friday 8 July from 11am-12pm

BBC Writersroom event on making the transition to writing for radio and screen (London Writers’ Week) – Friday 8 July from 2-3pm

Tamasha “New Families” Scratch Night (London Writers’ Week) – Friday 8 July from 7.30-9pm

NAWE Workshop with ‘Myths of the Near Future’ Journal (London Writers’ Week) – Saturday 9 July from 10am-12pm

Writers’ Mutual Retreat in Bordeaux (£350-£450) – 12th-18th July

Arvon Course – Writing For Puppetry: Writing The Impossible – – 

Arvon Course – Musical Theatre: Using music and lyrics to tell the tale – – 

Ongoing submissions:


Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people – various deadlines

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – rolling

Jo Smith Productions open for submissions – rolling

Writers’ Mutual writing group – Wednesdays 11am-1pm

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Ongoing submissions

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – rolling

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Ongoing (monthly event)

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

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)

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

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