Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 10 July 2015

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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Pick of the Week:

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week is: Pint-sized seeking short plays for evening of new writing

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper – 40 Playwright Submissions w/ July (and late June/early August) Deadlines

Theatre Royal Stratford East launches 2015 Perfect Pitch Award for musical theatre writing – Deadline: 10 July 2015 for free entry (final deadline: 20 July 2015 with £25 fee)

Write to Play 3 from Graeae open to submissions (deaf and/or disabled writers based in the North East) – Deadline: 13 July 2015

Award for Most Promising Playwright (East Midlands writers only) – Deadline: 15 July 2015

Two-hander for two women sought for London production – Deadline: 15 July 2015

NMI’s ‘Search for New Musicals’ Seeks Submissions ($195 entry fee) – Deadline: 15 July 2015

Pint-sized seeking short plays for evening of new writing – Deadline: 23 July 2015

Little Pieces of Gold accepting submissions of 10 minute plays – Deadline: 27 July 2015

Introduction to Playwriting Course at the National Theatre (£375, bursaries available) – Deadline: 27 July 2015

Monkey wood Theatre seeking 5 minute plays from Manchester United football fans – Deadline: 27 July 2015

Verity Bargate Award 2015 (£6,000 prize) – Deadline: 31 July 2015

Short Plays sought for The Platform at The Bread & Roses Theatre – Deadline: 31 July 2015

The Three Leaches Play Competition ($10 submission fee) – Deadline: 1 August 2015

Alfred Fagon Award 2015 open for applications from playwrights of Caribbean or African descent – Deadline 1 August 2015

Proscenium Theatre Journal seeking submissions – Deadline 1 August 2015

British Council accepting submissions for Lagos Theatre Festival (18-35’s only) – Deadline: 9 August 2015

Pentabus seeking 16-25 year old writers for 2015/16 Playwriting Group – Deadline: 14 August 2015

Yale Drama Series Competition 2015 – Deadline: 15 August 2015

Postcard Theatre accepting 60-90 minute scripts in new playwriting competition – Deadline: 21 August 2015

The Progressive Playwright Award – Tron Theatre (Scottish writers only) – Deadline: 21 August 2015

Global Playwriting Contest 2015 on Confronting Climate Change and Defying Disasters ($5,000 USD prize) – Deadline: 30 August 2015

Submissions sought for Supernova 7: A Festival of New One-Act Plays – Deadline: 31 August 2015

Open Theatre Project seeking 20-60 minute pieces for solo performers (Boston, USA) – Deadline: 1 September 2015

Gillian Hush Award for Radio Drama – Deadline: 1 September 2015

TheatreFest15 seeking short plays on theme of slavery to perform on Isle of Man (£10 entry fee) – Deadline: 1 September 2015

‘Brave New Ending’ Writing Challenge – Deadline:  7 September 2015 (to be considered for performance); 31 December 2015 (final deadline)

Bush Theatre Summer submissions window now open – Deadline: 11 September 2015

StageWrite seeking 30-40 min. scripts for Bedford’s annual New Writing Festival – Deadline: 30 September 2015

Saving Endangered Species (SES) International Playwriting Prize (California, $100 prize) – Deadline: 30 November 2015

2015 TF Evans Shaw Society £500 Writing Award (entry £8/£5) – Deadline: 30 November 2015

Events and workshops: 

‘How to teach dramatic writing’ masterclasses at Central Saint Martins – 8 July 2015, 9am-6pm

London Writers Week with the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain – Wednesday 8 July – Saturday 11 July 2015

Guardian Masterclasses: Writing a screenplay – 21 July 2015

Tutored Playwriting Retreat with Arvon (£685-£720) –  – 

Omnibus writers group sessions starting in September (£84 for 8 sessions) – From 7 September 2015

Free Online Digital Storytelling Course with BBC Academy/ Future Learn – course starts on 28 September 2015

Guardian Masterclasses: writing a script for TV – 31 October 2015 & 1 November 2015

Ongoing submissions:

Oxford based filmmakers seeking short film scripts – Deadline: none posted

TreePress seeking playwrights to upload scripts for Beta Testing – Deadline: none posted

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

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Fractured Lines accepting scripts for new writing night – Deadline: rolling

Theatrelab accepting scripts – rolling submissions

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 through to June 2014.

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:

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