Opportunities – Weekly Round-up: 1 June 2018

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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: Just Some Theatre accepting submissions for 2019 production

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Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 25 Opportunities with June deadlines – Deadline: various throughout June 2018

BBC Essex Playwright of the Year – open for entries – Deadline: 1 June 2018

Blazing Hyena seeking submissions for Send, Scene, Deliver – Deadline: 1 June 2018

Aberrant Theatre seeking short horror plays – Deadline: 1 June 2018

Clapham Fringe seeking submissions – Deadline: 3 June 2018, but slots may be filled before this date

Free writing course with WoLab and Theatre N16 – Deadline: 4 june 2018

Gloucester Library call out for contributors for Mischief Makers Circus Day – Deadline: 4 June 2018

Sketching seeking contributors for multi-authored show at Wilton’s Musical Hall – Deadline: 4 June 2018

Expressingwordz seeking writer and producer for new theatre company – Deadline: 4 June 2018

Creative Futures: opportunity for 16-25 year olds with Creative Youth Network – Deadline: 5 June 2018

Exit Strategies – A Ten-Minute International Play Festival: open for submissions – Deadline: 5 June 2018

Artist required for Winter Event at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (paid) – Deadline: 5 June 2018

Eastside Screenwriting workshops and mentoring opportunities for Project 50 50 (18-24 year olds) – Deadline: 6 June 2018 at 6pm

The Hidden Theatre Company looking for writer/performers for scratch night at The Nell – Deadline: None, but performance takes place on 6 June 2018

Cuckoo Bang accepting submissions for BITS new writing night – Deadline: Various – 6 June 2018/ 4 July 2018/ 18 July 2018

Sparkhaus Theatre seeking shorts for Ignite#3 scratch night – Deadline: 8 June 2018

Just Some Theatre accepting submissions for 2019 production- Deadline: 12 June 2018

Brainchild seeking submissions for Hatch #9 at Brainchild Festival – Deadline: 13 June 2018

HighTide First Commissions Scheme 2018 – 2019 open for applications – Deadline: 14 June 2018

Bloom Theatre and Film search for new playwrights – Deadline: 14 June 2018

Shorts @ The Canal seeking ‘Twilight Zone’ themed scripts – Deadline: 15 June 2018

The Chelsea Theatre accepting submissions for new writing evening (£50 commission fee) – Deadline: 17 June 2018

BBC Ouch: ‘Going Out’ Live storytelling event at Edinburgh Fringe accepting submissions – Deadline: 18 June 2018

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru – New Writers’ Group: open for applications – Deadline: 18 June 2018

The Lancaster Playwriting Prize open for submissions (BAMER writers/ North West)– Deadline: 22 June 2018

Reboot Theatre Company seeking new plays – Deadline: 24 June 2018

Carrot Napper Productions seeking 5 minute pieces for fundraiser in Derbyshire – Deadline: 30 June 2018

WritePride seeking writer for workshop on LGBT themes (paid) – Deadline: 30 June 2018

Open Call for Plays to be Staged in WRiTEON Festival- Deadline: 1 July 2018

Play LA Awards open for submissions ($25 entry fee) – Deadline: 1  July 2018

New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest open for submissions ($25 entry fee) – Deadline: 2 July 2018

Playhouse Playmaker: Oxford Playhouse writers attachment programme open for applications – Deadline: 2 July 2018 at 10am

The New Bridge Project call for applications for graduate programme, ‘The Collective Studio’ (paid) – 2 July 2018 at 10am

Saw It Here First Productions seeking shorts for scratch night – Deadline: 4 July 2018

BBC Hausa short story competition for women open for entries – Deadline: 8 July 2018

Penguin launches search for new writers and illustrators with WriteNow2018 – Deadline: 9 July 2018

Mercury/ Weinberger Playwriting Prize 2018 announced! – Deadline: 20 July 2018

Edgemar Center for the Arts seeking new plays for 2018 season – Deadline: 22 July 2018

The Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize is now open for entries of comedy scripts – Deadline: 22 July 2018

Kali Theatre Discovery Programme open for applications (women writers of South Asian descent) – Deadline: 24 July 2018

Alfred Fagon Award 2018 open for submissions – Deadline: 27 July 2018

Sterts one-act play competition (£8 entry/ £100 prize) – Deadline: 31 July 2018

Audiojam Flash Fiction Competition open for submissions – Deadline: 31 July 2018

Wildclaw Theatre seeking 10 minute horror audio scripts – Deadline: 31 July 2018

‘Write Here! Write Now!’ Contexture Theatre seeking 20 min plays for Herts & Essex Playwriting Festival – Deadline: 31 July 2018

London Horror Festival Playwriting Competition – open for submissions – Deadline: 1 August 2018

Yale Drama Series seeking scripts for competition (submissions open 1 June!) – Deadline: 15 August 2018

Pheobus Fire call for scripts on theme of ‘women’s empowerment’ – Deadline: 30 September 2018

Bench Theatre One Act play competition open for submissions – Deadline: 17 August 2018

Angel on the Corner accepting submissions for new theatre project – Deadline: 17 August 2018

People’s Play Award open to writers from the North of England (£1000 prize) – Deadline: 31 August 2018

Independent International Award for Improper Dramaturgy «Neem-2018» (2000 ruble prize) – Deadline: 1 September 2018

Theatre Uncut and Young Vic launch UK’s first major political playwriting award – Deadline: 1 November (submissions open on 1 September)

Ink19 festival accepting submissions (East Anglia writers only) – Deadline: 5 November 2018

The Book Pipeline seeking source material to adapt ($65 entry, $10,000 prize) – Deadline: 15 November 2018

365 Women a Year Playwriting Project – Deadline: 31 December 2018

Dwell Time – Penistone Train Line Newspaper: seeking submissions – Deadline: 31 December 2018

Events and workshops:

Royal Court announce series of workshops for women – Dates TBC

Bloomsbury Publishing: How to get your play published (view live stream of talk) – Online resource

Free writing workshops with Papatango’s GoWrite – Dates: various

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit – Online resource

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia – Ongoing, sign up any time

Writers’ Support Group (Manchester)– Mondays 6pm-8pm

Sci-fi Theatre Networking Event with Cyborphic – Date: 25 May 2018

Free workshop with Adriana Domouzi: Reconstructing & Adapting Fragmentary Ancient Greek Tragedy – Date: 2 June 2018 at 11am

Unblock your Creativity: Writing workshop with Eirini Dermitzaki – Date: 3 June 2018

‘The Need To Knows’ Workshops with Theatre Deli – Date: 4 June 2018 at 6.30pm

Omnibus Writers Group open for bookings – Date: Monday evenings, 4 June 2018 – 9 July 2018

Squint Writers’ Group with Lee Anderson open for bookings (£90) – Starts 6 June 2018 (runs for 4 consecutive Wednesdays)

BBC announce TV Writers’ Festival– Date: 6 June 2018

ScriptDawg Crash Course for the Procrastinator: Free Workshop – Date: 15 June 2018

Write a ONE act play in ONE week: Workshop with Kim Komljanec – 15-20 June 2018

Workshop with Simon Stephens in Milan (£150) – 16-17 June 2018

#TakeUpSpace Script Club at Royal Court – Portia Coughlan – 27 June 2018

Play in a Day Workshop with Royal Court #TakeUpSpace – 7 July 2018

#TakeUpSpace Script Club at Royal Court – Girl in the Machine – 25 July 2018

Applications open for the John Retallack Playwriting Course 2018-2019 – Deadline: 31 July 2018 (for September start)

CAMP writing workshop with John Burgess (£1,119 – bursaries available) – 8-12 August 2018

The Scenic Route: Creating Theatre Lab- open for applications – Starts 27 August 2018

Ongoing submissions:

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

The Questors Theatre Ealing accepting submissions for staged readings – Deadline: None posted

Sparks – HighTide’s new script submission process – Deadline: Weekly, follow them on Twitter for updates

Attic Theatre seeking musicals for 2019 tour – Deadline: None posted

React Scratch inviting writers to share work at monthly scratch night – Deadline: Rolling

Out of Joint launches Writers Room for London Uni Students: Submit your work to the London Student Drama Festivalplaywrights – Deadline: Rolling

Drama Notebook seeking short plays for kids and teens (paid) – Deadline: None posted

Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Play Production Programme – Deadline: Ongoing

Aurora Metro Books seeks British East Asian plays for publication – Deadline: Ongoing

Middle Child Theatre seeking scripts to commission – Deadline: None posted

Ugly Duck offering cheap rehearsal space in Docklands – next few months for Edinburgh Fringe– Deadline: None posted

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines– Deadline: None posted

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers – Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various


Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

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

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

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

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: 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

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

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 – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

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

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