Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 19 January 2018

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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:

A writer’s guide to making the most out of VAULT Festival

#WrAP Diary Week 2 – What Happens Next?

#WrAP Diary Week One – Where To Begin?

Write A Play with us this January with #WrAP initiative!

Five Top Tips For Co-Writing A Play

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Red Planet Prize 2018

Pursued By A Bear: “Theatre seems pointless when the world is falling apart”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

‘Tiny Shows’ seeking LGBTQ+ theatremakers – first come, first served

Play Submissions Helper: 33 Opportunities with January deadlines – various

Talawa seeking New Work Coordinator – Deadline: 19 January 2018

Applecart Arts seeking playwrights to collaborate (paid) – Deadline: 19 January 2018

The Space Theatre Open Call for Submissions – Deadline: 19 January 2018

Chippy Lane Productions seek Welsh Writers for Chippy & Scratch Shorts Night 2018 – Deadline: 19 January 2018

Deadman New Writing seeking shorts for Birmingham production – Deadline: 19 January 2018

London Playwriting Lab open for submissions (£160) – Deadline: 19 January 2018

WoLab seeking song-inspired submissions for PlayList – Deadline: 20 January 2018 at noon

Little Pieces of Gold seeking short plays about love and relationships – Deadline: 21 January 2018

James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2018 open to submissions from theatres and agents (£10,000 prize) – Deadline: 22 January 2018

Untapped Award from New Diorama and Underbelly – Deadline: 22 January 2018

Stockport Garrick Theatre New Writing Festival seeking 45-90 min plays – Deadline: 22 January 2018

In Good Company seeking ideas to scratch at Derby Theatre (paid £250)  – Deadline: 26 January 2018

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre seeking one-acts for ‘Play Write’ – Deadline: 31 January 2018

Kinkyfish seeking submissions for production at Edinburgh – Deadline: 31 January 2018

BBC World Service and British Council launch International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018 – Deadline: 31 January 2018

Arundel Festival Theatre Trail/Drip Action Theatre Company seek short play– Deadline: 31 January 2018

The Script Room Seeking Submissions for March 2018 Showcase – Deadline: 31 January 2018

‘Anything Goes’ scratch opportunity at VAULT Festival – Deadline: 31 January 2018

Yellow Stockings seeking 50-60 minute plays for London and Edinburgh runs – Deadline: 31 January 2018

Stagewrite Festival seeking submissions – Deadline: 31 January 2018

The Debbies TV New Voices Script Award (£10 fee) – Deadline: 1 February 2018

Test your idea at ‘A Pleasance Scratch’ – Deadline: 4 February 2018

Bush Theatre seeking Associate Dramaturg – Deadline: 5 February 2018

Tender opportunity for large scale installations with SO Festival – Deadline: 5 February 2018

Red Planet Prize 2018 – Deadline: 9 February 2018

Underexposed Writing Festival seeking submissions – Deadline: 10 February 2018

Old Sorting Office seeking submissions for inaugural scratch night ‘Dispatches’ – Deadline: 10 February 2018

Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries ($25,000 prize) – Deadline: 15 February 2018

Theatre Centre open call-out to playwrights: The Brian Way Award -Deadline: 16 February 2018

Young Harts Writing Festival 2018 – Deadline: 16 February 2018

Taal Himalayan residency open to applications (£449) – Deadline: 16 February 2018

Lotus Lee Foundation New Work Initiative – Deadline: 18 February 2018

The Papatango New Writing Prize 2018 – Deadline: 28 February 2018

One Eyed Dog Films open submission window – 28 February 2018

Asphalt Jungle Shorts XIV seeking site-specific short plays (Canada) – Deadline: 1 March 2018

Chesil Theatre seeking plays on ‘Hidden Worlds’ for 10×10 Playwriting Competition – Deadline: 30 March 2018

Audiojam playscript competition (£2.99 fee) – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Waterloo Festival Publishing Competition – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Punk Monkey Productions seeking one-act plays for PL.A.Y Noir (Los Angeles) – Deadline: 31 May 2018

Events and workshops:

Write A Play (#WrAP2018) Online Writing Workshop – 1-31 January 2018

Writers’ Mutual writing group -currently taking place Wednesdays 11am- 1pm

£1 playtext sale at Soho Theatre this Saturday! – Saturday 20 January 2018

Free Playwriting Taster Session at Ashburton Hall – Saturday 20 January 2018

Bloomsbury Publishing talk on ‘The Future of Playwriting’ with Caroline Jester, Charlene James, and Dan Rebellato (£15) – Wednesday 24 January 2018 from 18:30 – 20:00

Papatango workshop on submitting for the prize – Wednesday 31 January 2018 from 10-11am

‘Starting a Performing Arts Company’ course with ITC (£90) – Thursday 1 February from 10.00am – 5.00pm

Papatango Workshop with 2017 winner Stewart Pringle – Saturday 3 February 2018 from 11am-1pm

‘How To Write a Play, Screenplay or Radio play’ workshop at the Hampstead – 17 February 2018

Papatango workshop on opening scenes with Sharon Clark – Monday 12 March 2018 from 2.30-4.30pm

Ongoing submissions:

Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Play Production Programme – Deadline: Ongoing

Aurora Metro Books seeks British East Asian plays for publication – Deadline: Ongoing

TheatreLab seeking scripts for rehearsed reading – Deadline: None Posted

Target Theatre Company seeking new plays for development – Deadline: None posted

Middle Child Theatre seeking scripts to commission – Deadline: None posted

Ugly Duck offering cheap rehearsal space in Docklands – next few months for Edinburgh Fringe– Deadline: None posted

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines– Deadline: None posted

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers – Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

London Poet seeking film makers to collaborate with – Deadline: none

Edgemar Center for the Arts (Santa Monica) seeking new work for 2017 season – Deadline: none

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

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

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – Deadline: rolling

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

Pokfulam Rd Productions looking for playwrights and creatives – Deadline: none posted

55 Kings Contemporary Theatre Productions looking for writers – Deadline: none posted

Plane Paper Theatre call out for plays – Deadline: none posted

Theatrelab seeking scripts to perform at ‘WordPlay’ at Bath Spa University – Deadline: none posted

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – 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.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: none (open submissions)

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