Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 10 December 2021

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Digital & Audio & Screen Opportunities

We’ve listed digital opportunities divided into those with deadlines, rolling deadlines, , and online workshops. Scroll down for live performance opportunities and in person workshops.  

Mark Ravenhill’s 101 Notes on Playwriting (resource) – Deadline: not applicable

WGGB: Leading playwrights back new digital principles for theatre (resource) – Deadline: not applicable

Screenplay Competition by the Watersprite International Student Film Festival – Deadline: 12 December 2021

Theatre in the Rough – Creative Callout: Climate Emergency Microworks – Deadline: 15 December 2021

Screenwriter wanted by Avantgardeners Collective (paid) – Deadline: 20 December 2021

Writer in German or French language – Avantgardeners Collective (paid)  – Deadline: 25 December 2021

Bitter Pill Theatre – The Painkiller Project – Deadline: 3 January 2022

Writers wanted for Ink Cypher, Hip Hop Dance Almanac (paid) – Deadline: 7 January 2021

FIELDNOTES Audio and Written Content Contributors (unpaid, possibility for future payment) – Deadline: 28 February 2022

Rolling deadlines:

Cooped Up Creatives recruiting new contributors for poetry and art project (unpaid) – Deadline: rolling

Frequency Theatre Open to Unsolicited Script Submissions (Audio Plays Only) (unpaid) – Deadline: rolling

New writing project for Heckington Living Radio (unpaid) – Deadline: none posted

TYPE! Accepting submissions for bookmark magazine (unpaid) – Deadline: rolling

Add Your Shows and Theatre Resources to Thespie (unpaid)- Deadline: rolling

Scenesaver – digital performance platform – Deadline: rolling

Online Courses and Workshops

Playwright and former Space Theatre script reader Scott Younger is offering free feedback on all plays 10 pages and under in length – Deadline: not specified

Big Fish Productions writing group – Dates: Every Friday

Part of the Main: Part of the Grid back with new online workshops – Dates: various

Squint’s GET WRITING & KEEP WRITING workshops – bookings for 2021 now open – Dates: various in 2021

NT Playwriting Masterclasses – Dates: various

New! London Playwrights Monthly Zoom Drop-in for members (no extra cost!) – on the first Wednesday of each month – sorry, December’s meet-up is cancelled due to the festival, see you in January!

London Playwrights Festival – FREE Zoom Workshop: Creating Historic Characters – 9 December 2021 at 7pm

Webinar – Writing Well with Illness or Disability, Story Machine – Date: 11 December 2021

LPW Online Workshops: Writing the Abstract – Date: 14 & 17 December 2021

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia

LPW Members Online Course: Mastering Dramatic Structure  – Available now

LPW Summer Sessions: Overcoming writers’ block (online workshop) – Available now

LPW Summer Sessions: How to write a monologue (online workshop) – Available now

LPW Summer Sessions: Promoting yourself as a writer (online workshops) – Available now

LPW: The Redrafting Toolkit – Available now

LPW Members: Online Course – Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write –  Available now

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Live playwriting Opportunities & Jobs

Listed in order of deadline, followed those with deadlines, and workshops & events. 

With deadlines:

RSC: 37 Plays – New writing project launching in January 2022!  – Deadline: not yet specified

Play Submissions Helper: 35 Play Submissions Opps w/ November+ 2021 Deadlines – Deadlines: various

South London playwrights wanted for upcoming dynamic shorts project (unpaid) – Deadline: 10 December 2021

Applications open for the Stage Write Playwright Development Programme by Royal Court Theatre Liverpool -Deadline: 13 December 2021

Talawa Theatre Company – free script-reading service – Deadline: 15 December 2021

Submissions Open for Questors Theatre Festival of New Theatre – Deadline: 17 December 2021

Opportunity for a Writer Collaborator with Composer Amanda Johnson – Deadline: 17 December 2021

Underscore Studios looking for Social Media Marketer (paid) – Deadline: 17 December 2021

Uproar Theatre : Prototype Scratch Night – Deadline: 20 December 2021

Box of Tricks PEN PALS – Deadline: 20 December 2021

Submit your script – VI International Playwriting Contest – Deadline: 20 December 2021

FREE Young Writer Course from Pentabus Theatre – Deadline: 31 December 2021

ATS Heritage seeking scriptwriters (paid) – Deadline: 31 December 2021

BBC Writersroom Open Call – Deadline: 13 January 2021

StageWrite accepting submissions for Bedford’s new writing festival – Deadline: 14 January 2021

Submissions for Verity Bargate Award now open – Deadline: 21 January 2022

The 2022 Papatango New Writing Prize Deadline: 30 January 2021

Self-led Projects-Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland – Deadline: 31 January 2022

Optik Theatre Call Out for Scripts – Deadline: 31 January 2021

Drip Action Theatre Company – The Arundel Festival Theatre Trail 2022 – Deadline: 31 January 2021

University of Chester & Storyhouse – The Cheshire Prize for Literature – Deadline: 31 January 2021

Red Dragonfly: Taking Flight 2022 New Writing Competition – Deadline: 31 January 2021

Off The Rails Theatre: 3-Minute Drama Scriptwriting Competition (Prizes) – Deadline: 30 April 2022

4th Annual Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Playwriting Competition (entry fee, cash prizes) – Deadline: 31 May 2022

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting returns in 2022! – Deadline: 6 June 2022

Rolling & Unspecified deadlines: 

Creative Hub seeking creative writing about climate change – Deadline not specified

Fifth Word – Submit your Play (paid if produced) – Deadline: not specified

The Hope Theatre seeking plays for new programme (profit share) – Deadline: not specified

Think Shorts – Free Short film listing (unpaid) – Deadline: rolling

Fearless: Danse Macabre Productions Free Script Reading for Horror Scripts (unpaid) – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Association plans unveiled – Deadline: not applicable

Calling members of the Neurodivergent Theatre Community – Deadline: not applicable

The Swiss Church London offering subsided space for artists – Deadline: not applicable

London Pub Theatres seeking new reviewers (unpaid) – Deadline: none posted

The New Works Playhouse accepting submissions (unpaid) – Deadline: rolling

Work-in-Development Submissions for the John Thaw Studio at The Actors Centre (profit share) – Deadline: ongoing

Concord Theatricals are accepting unsolicited submissions (paid) – Deadline: ongoing

The BCG Pro Video Contest is looking for 2 minute scripted video sketches (prize £100) – Deadline: until further notice

The Royal Court now accepting online submissions – Deadline: rolling

John Byrne Award monthly competition for creative work (prize £250) – Deadline: monthly

Brush Stroke Order now offering bursaries for script reading services – Deadline: rolling

Hampstead Theatre announces year round submission window

Peggy Ramsay Foundation: Grant for writers – Deadline: rolling

Tutti Creative Space: cheap rehearsal space – Deadline: not applicable

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers (paid) – Deadline: ongoing

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

Live events and in person workshops:

Bush Theatre Masterclasses  – Dates: various (available both in person and online)

BBC & NFTS – BBC Scholarships – Dates: various

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