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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
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
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
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, 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
Play Submissions Helper: 35 Play Submissions Opps w/ November+ 2021 Deadlines – Deadlines: various
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 Literal Challenge – 28 Plays Later – Deadline: 22 January 2021
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
SLAMinutes – 4 Opportunities – Deadlines: various through January and February 2022
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