Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 12 July 2019

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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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Featured posts:


New Blog Series! Interviewing Playwrights: Megan Smith

New Bog Series! Money Talks: How Playwrights Earn a Living – Matthew Gabrielli

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Rules for Writing – for the Playwright

LPW Play Club #3 – Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

New members content: The Self-Producing Handbook – coming soon!

LPW: The Redrafting Programme Course back for 2019

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: W5 Productions seeking one act plays for Mental Health Festival

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper: 28 Opportunities with July deadlines – Deadline: various throughout July 2019

Founding Fall Theatre seeking submissions for ‘Free Fall’ event – Deadline: 12 July 2019 at midnight

University of Southampton: Green Stories Writing Competition – Deadlines: various (radio plays – 12 July 2019)

Down Stage Write Playwriting Residentials – Deadline: 14 July 2019

W5 Productions seeking one act plays for Mental Health Festival – Deadline: 15 July 2019 v

Bush Theatre: West London Playwrights’ Group – Deadline: 15 July 2019

Topanga Actors Company ten minute play competition – Deadline: 19 July 2019

Roar Callout: The Marlowe seeking Theatre Creatives- Deadline: 19 July 2019

QTIPOC Writer Commission, West Yorkshire Queer Stories (paid) – Deadline: 21 July 2019

Papatango Resident Playwright open for applications (South-West England writers) – Deadline: 25 July 2019

Angry Bear seeking short plays for charity scratch night at the Royal Court: Deadline: opens 26 July 2019 and closes once they’ve received 225 entries

Questors Theatre Student Playwriting Competition open for submissions – Deadline: 31 July 2019

Curtis Brown First Novel Prize – Deadline: 1 August 2019

Danse Macabre Productions In Association with the London Horror Festival Presents the 2019 London Horror Festival Playwriting Competition – Deadline: 1 August 2019

What’s On Tom Productions seeking 15 minute plays on theme of ‘Shame’ – Deadline: 2 August 2019

Women Writes Festival seeking shorts for performance at the Arcola – Deadline: 24 August 2019

Shore Scripts 2019 Feature Screenplay and TV Pilot Contests.now open for submissions (entry fee $45-$60) – Deadline: 31 May 2019 (early)31 August 2019 (final)

Academy Arts Press short story competition (entry fee $15/$20) – Deadline: 1 October 2019

Decorating Dissidence: Call for Submissions – Essays, Reviews, Poetry, Visual Arts – Deadline: 31 March 2020

Events and workshops:

Pitlochry Festival Theatre launch Writers room – Dates: various throughout 2019

Theatre503 Rapid Response Nights – Dates: various, starting 23 January 2019

London Playwriting Lab open for applications – Deadline: none, but applications opened 1 May 2019

Papatango: adult workshops with WriteWest – Dates: various

How to Run a Theatre Workshops with Part of the Grid – Dates: various from June 2019

Theatre5013 Literary Team Takeover: 503 Studio – summer events for writers – Dates: August 5-16

An Introduction to Playwriting 2 (writing workshop in Southport) – Date: 12 August 2019

CAMP residential: Playwriting with John Burgess – Dates: 7th –  12th August 2019 (level 1) 14th – 19th August 2019 (level 2)

The Scenic Route – Creating Theatre Lab – Dates: starts 27 August 2019

LPW: The Redrafting Programme Course back for 2019 -Dates: starts 21 September 2019

Online workshops and resources: 

National Theatre: New Views – playwriting programme for 14-19 year olds – Dates: various

Papatango career facilitation service – 10am -12pm alternate Tuesdays (starting 31 January 2019)

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting: Online Toolkit for writers

The Bruntwood Prize: Free livestreamed workshops for 2019 Paines Plough Insights Podcast

Stagedoor App Podcast (Bridget Minamore and Chris Campbell of the Royal Court’s Literary Office)

Access the Royal Court’s Playwrights’ Podcast

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

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit

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

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

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

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

LPW: The Redrafting Toolkit

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

LPW Members: Online Course – The Submissions Checklist 

Ongoing submissions:

Peggy Ramsay Foundation: Grant for writers – Deadline: rolling

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

Free Spirit Theatre seeking submissions for Write-Off 2019 – Deadline: none posted

Aktualise Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Feast Theatre seeking playwrights! – Deadline: none posted

BBC Sounds launch callout for podcast drama! – Deadline: none posted

Tiny Theatre seeking submissions of short plays – Deadline: none posted

WildChild Script Call out! – Deadline: none posted

Blindspot Theatre Scratch night -Deadline: none but slots are filled on a first come first serve basis

Katzpace accepting submissions for Katzcratch – Deadline: none posted

Scriptjam accepting scripts for feedback – Deadline: rolling

The Cabot Cruising Club, Bristol looking to programme arts events – Deadline: none posted

Exploding Whale Theatre seeking submissions for their next show – Deadline: none posted

Thunder Theatre seeking submissions for 15-20 minute plays – Deadline: none posted

Mate Productions accepting applications for Writers Collective – Deadline: None posted

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

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

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

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

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – 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.

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