Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 18 January 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:

Happy New Year from London Playwrights’ Blog & Workshop!

Catching the Devil: Writing in Response to a Well Known Play 

#WrAP is back for 2019! Write a play this January!

LPW: FREE #WrAP2019 feedback session & member meetup!

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Swings And Roundabouts: An inclusive night of new theatre in aid of Shelter

Pursued by a Bear: “My full length play is too short, what should I do?”

Play Submissions Helper: 25 Opportunities with January Deadlines – Deadlines: various throughout January 2019

Female Birmingham Writers/Artists, Near Neighbours & Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery – Deadline: 18 January 2019

The Actors Centre & Viola! Europe seeking new work for festival – Deadline: 18 January 2019

Caspa Arts seeking 5-15 minute plays for scratch night – Deadline: 20 January 2019

Cast Iron Theatre accepting submissions for short play night – Deadline: 20 January 2019

STAGE IT! 10-Minute Play Festival and Book Publication– Deadline; 21 January 2019

Warwick Arts Centre seeking solo writer-performers – Deadline: 21 January 2019

Shooting Fish Theatre seeking playwright – Deadline: 25 January 2019

Get Over It Productions seeking new writing for ‘The Scene’ scratch night – Deadline: 27 January 2019 at midnight

28 Plays Later open for registration – Deadline: 28 January 2019

Angry Bear Scratches for…seeking short plays – Deadline: 28 January 2019

Make it Write Productions writing competition on the theme of ‘Monsters‘ – Deadline: 28 January 2019

Swings And Roundabouts: An inclusive night of new theatre in aid of Shelter – Deadline: 28 January 2019

Lady Eleanor Holles School: Write the Girl – opportunities for playwrights – Deadline: none posted but the event takes place 29 January 2019

Optik Theatre: The Script Room – call out for scripts – Deadline: 31 January 2019

Insight Festival: Call for Entries for the Student Filmmaker Award – Deadline: 31 January 2019

Access Platform seeking new work from D/Deaf & Disabled artists – Deadline: 31 January 2019

IASH/Traverse Creative Fellowship open for applications- Deadline: 31 January 2019 at 5pm

Drip Action Theatre Company: Arundel Festival Theatre Trail open for submissions – Deadline: 31 January 2018

Leeds Playhouse script window will be open on 1 January 2019 – Deadline: 31 January 2019

Artist Development from Pleasance Theatre for Edinburgh Fringe – Deadline: 31 January 2019

Writing West Midlands: Room 204 Writer Development Programme open for applications – Deadline: 31 January 2019

New work wanted for Scratching the Surface – Deadline: 31 January 2019

The Bush Theatre script submission window now open– Deadline: 1 February 2019

Toi Toi, Teatru Manoel (Malta) seeking one act plays on the theme of ‘Breaking the Rules ‘ – Deadline: 1 February 2019

Imaginate call out for new writing applications for Accelerate development scheme – Deadline: 4 February 2019

Northern Writers’ Awards 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 7 February 2019

The Old Sorting Office Barnes seeking new work for Dispatches scratch night– Deadline: 10 February 2019

Papatango New Writing Prize 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 17 February 2019

Green Curtain Theatre seeking one act plays on the theme of ‘breaking away‘ – Deadline: 28 February 2019

Capital Stage accepting submissions for Playwrights’ Revolution Festival – Deadline: 28 February 2019

Submissions for Horatio Productions’ Science Fiction Festival 2019 are open – Deadline: 28 February 2019

The Comedy Crowd: accepting submissions for Punkanary – Deadline: 28 February 2019

Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing open for entries – Deadline: 5 March 2019

University Women In The Arts Announces Partnerships With Leading Arts Organisations On Project To Tackle Abuse In The Arts– Deadline: 15 March 2019

Langham Court Theatre announces Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition ($45 entry) – Deadline: 29 March 2019

Mad Apple Collective launch Children and Young Persons Playwriting Award – Deadline: 7 April 2019

Carlo Annoni Award 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 30 April 2019

Green Stories Stage Play Writing Competition open for entries – Deadline: 30 June 2019

Events and workshops:

The Director’s Cut hosting The Writer’s Club –  Next term starts January 2019

Writing your own role: workshop with Lydia Parker at the Actors’ Centre – Dates: find out more on the website

The Old Vic – Workshops for Artists – Dates: various throughout January 2019

Pinter exhibition at the British Library– Dates: starts 11 January 2019

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

Women’s Writing Workshop with Actor Awareness (University Women in the Arts) – Date: 22 January 2018

Writing Scripted Comedy with Chris Neilan – a one day workshop (Manchester) – Date: 28 January 2019

Papercut Theatre: Redrafting and Structure workshop with Melissa Dunne – Date: 2 February 2019

Clean Break: An Introduction to writing for theatre in criminal justice settings – Date: 8 February 201

Playwriting in Movement workshop with Coleen MacPherson – Dates: 9 & 10 February 2019

Writing West Midlands: Short course in playwriting – Dates: Starts 26 February 2019

LPW: FREE #WrAP2019 feedback session & member meetup!Date: 2 March 2019

Writing for Television: Residential workshop with Roy Mitchell – Dates: 20-24 May 2018

Online workshops and resources: 

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

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

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

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

LPB: The Redrafting Toolkit

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

Ongoing submissions:

Stagescripts 10@10 Quest for 10 unsung plays by living UK-based writers – Deadline: none posted

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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