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Opportunities – Pick of the Week: The 2022 Papatango New Writing Prize
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
Premiere the Play – the Podcast – submissions now open for 2023 Season! – Deadline: 17 January 2022
FIELDNOTES Audio and Written Content Contributors (unpaid, possibility for future payment) – Deadline: 28 February 2022
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
ARVON AT HOME WRITING WEEK: WRITING FOR THEATRE – Dates: from 28 March 2022
Big Fish Productions writing group – Dates: Every Friday
Relish Theatre – Coffee & Creative Catch up – Date: Every Friday
Part of the Main: Part of the Grid back with new online workshops – Dates: various
NT Playwriting Masterclasses – Dates: various
New! London Playwrights Monthly Zoom Drop-in for members (no extra cost!) – on the first Wednesday of each month, next one 5th January 2021
Live playwriting Opportunities & Jobs
Listed in order of deadline, followed those with deadlines, and workshops & events.
RSC: 37 Plays – New writing project launching in January 2022! – Deadline: not yet specified
StageWrite accepting submissions for Bedford’s new writing festival – Deadline: 14 January 2021
Freelance Writer-Dramaturg, Voicebox. Theatre CIC (paid) – Deadline: 19 January 2021
Submissions for Verity Bargate Award now open – Deadline: 21 January 2022
The Bush Theatre – Submissions Window – Deadline: 21 January 2021
The Literal Challenge – 28 Plays Later – Deadline: 22 January 2021
Slung Low Theatre Company Team Member Vacancy (paid, Yorkshire) – Deadline: 28 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
Creative Associate, Clean Break – 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
SLAMinutes – 4 Opportunities – Deadlines: various through January and February 2022
Windsor Fringe – Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing– Deadline: 5 March 2021
Platform Presents – 2022 Playwright’s Prize – Deadline: 7 March 2021
Off The Rails Theatre: 3-Minute Drama Scriptwriting Competition (Prizes) – Deadline: 30 April 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
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
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
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