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What will our members get in 2022?
The Literary Series: Interviews with Literary Managers, Dramaturgs and New Work Associates
Episode 1 (Stewart Pringle from the National Theatre), Episode 2 (Jackie Crichton from the Royal Lyceum), Episode 3 (Becky Latham from the RSC), Episode 4 (Suzanne Bell from the Royal Exchange) AVAILABLE NOW
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London Playwrights: Coming up in 2022!
Featured Blog Posts
The Spiral Path by Andrew Sharpe & London Playwrights Social Event (24th March 2022)
Fizzy Sherbet on the launch of their new podcast series
London Playwrights’ Latest Zoom Workshops
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NEW! Learn with London Playwrights sessions on ‘Writing Opening Scenes’ and ‘Creating Characters’ available now
Full 8 sessions available now! Online Course: Mastering Dramatic Structure
The LPW Guide to Formatting your Stage Play – Available to download
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Opportunities – Pick of the Week: London Playwrights – Playwriting Lab with Max Wilkinson
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
37 Plays Podcast (Mark Ravenhill) (resource) – Deadline: not applicable
BBC Studios – Writers’ Academy – Deadline: 3 April 2022
Write a Romcom Competition 2022 – Deadine: 2 May 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
Freehand Scripts – free script reading – Deadline: rolling
Online Courses and Workshops
Martin Keaveney Creative Writing – SUPERFLEX – TEST-DRIVE
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
London Playwrights: Playwriting Lab with Max Wilkinson (10 week course) – Date: starts 24 March 2022
London Playwrights: Writing Necessary Coincidences – Date: 31 March 2022
ARVON AT HOME WRITING WEEK: WRITING FOR THEATRE – Dates: from 28 March 2022
Canal Cafe Theatre: Devising and Writing Original Theatre – masterclass with Russell Lucas – Dates: 2 & 3 April 2022
Proud Haddock: “Getting your play Accepted by a Theatre” with Guy Jones (online workshop) – Date: 4 April 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.
Play Submissions Helper: 37 Play Submissions Opps with March 2022 Deadlines – Deadlines: various throughout March 2022
Tramshed Festival 2022 -Deadline: not applicable
RSC: 37 Plays – New writing project launching in January 2022! – Deadline: not yet specified
Open Call 2022- Unity Theatre. Open to individual artists, performers and companies across Merseyside – Deadline: 18 March 2022
Writer for Verbatim Play, RABBLE Theatre – Deadline: 18 March 2022
‘The Peter Shaffer Playwright in Residence’ at Trinity College – Deadline: 18 March 2022
WriteWild 2022 – Deadline: 18 March 2022
Theatre503 – International Playwriting Award 2023 – Deadline: 21 March 2022
Musical Theatre Darkroom – Deadline: 21 March 2022
Sherman Theatre – Unsolicited Script Window – Deadline: 21 March 2022
101 COLLECTIVE : OPEN CALL FOR PLAYS – Deadline: 11 April 2022
Popcorn Awards – The Popcorn Writing Award – Deadline: 24 June 2022
APPLICATIONS OPEN- the regular scratch night hosted by Pleasance Futures – Deadline: 28 March 2022
New Writing North: Creative Associates (paid) – Deadline: 11 April 2022
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
Bruntwood Prize 2022 – Open until 6 June! Plus FREE WRITING RESOURCES!– Deadline: 6 June 2022
New Diorama’s open Artist Surgeries are back – Deadline: not applicable, final surgery on 8 June 2022
Rolling & Unspecified deadlines:
Traverse Theatre First Stages Festival – Deadline: not applicable
Unbound – reader-funded pitches – Deadline: none posted
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