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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
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
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
Flux Writers Membership (Jan is FREE)
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
Getting Your Play Commissioned: Workshop with Royal Exchange Theatre Dramaturg Suzanne Bell – Date: 1 March 2022
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
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
LPW Members: Online Course – The Submissions Checklist – Available now
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
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