Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 19 June 2015

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; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (no deadline).

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Pick of the Week:

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week is: Theatre Royal Stratford East 2015 Perfect Pitch Award for musical theatre writing

Opportunities with deadlines:

Etch Theatre Company accepting submissions for scratch night at the Peckham Pelican – Deadline: 19 June 2015

Writer in Residence sought by Putney High School – Deadline: 19 June 2015

Octagon theatre Bolton seeking New Writing Associate – Deadline: 19 June 2015

New York Television Festival accepting pilot scripts – Deadline: 26 June 2015

West Yorkshire Playhouse to open June script submission window – Deadline:  26 June 2015  (*Note: submissions do not open until 1 June 2015)

The BRIT School and The Bridge company seeking playwright (paid) – Deadline: 26 June 2015

Ideastap editor’s brief: new beginnings – Deadline: 29 June 2015

King’s Cross Award for New Writing from Courtyard Theatre (£10 fee, £5,000 prize) – Deadline: 30 June 2015

The Northern Film School is looking for short film scripts for students to produce – Deadline: 30 June 2015

Bristol Old Vic call for scripts (South West Writers only) – Deadline: 30 June 2015

Storylining for continuing drama workshop with Kathleen Beedles – one free place for Ideastap winner – Deadline: 30 June 2015

Roister Doister Publishing launch competition to find plays for young people – Deadline: 3 July 2015

The Ashton Group seeking 60-min one act play for ‘Finding Words’ (writers age 25 and under) – Deadline: 6 July 2015

Make Space Summer Project 2015 offering free workshops for 18-24 year olds – Deadline: 6 July 2015

Story Editor sought for BBC’s Eastenders – Deadline: 7July 2015

Theatre Royal Stratford East launches 2015 Perfect Pitch Award for musical theatre writing – Deadline: 10 July 2015 for free entry (final deadline: 20 July 2015 with £25 fee)

Award for Most Promising Playwright (East Midlands writers only) – Deadline: 15 July 2015

NMI’s ‘Search for New Musicals’ Seeks Submissions ($195 entry fee) – Deadline: 15 July 2015

Pint-sized seeking short plays for evening of new writing – Deadline: 23 July 2015

Little Pieces of Gold accepting submissions of 10 minute plays – Deadline: 27 July 2015

Verity Bargate Award 2015 (£6,000 prize) – Deadline: 31 July 2015

The Three Leaches Play Competition ($10 submission fee) – Deadline: 1 August 2015

Alfred Fagon Award 2015 open for applications from playwrights of Caribbean or African descent – Deadline 1 August 2015

Yale Drama Series Competition 2015 – Deadline: 15 August 2015

Global Playwriting Contest 2015 on Confronting Climate Change and Defying Disasters ($5,000 USD prize) – Deadline: 30 August 2015

Submissions sought for Supernova 7: A Festival of New One-Act Plays – Deadline: 31 August 2015

Gillian Hush Award for Radio Drama – Deadline: 1 September 2015

Bush Theatre Summer submissions window now open – Deadline: 11 September 2015

StageWrite seeking 30-40 min. scripts for Bedford’s annual New Writing Festival – Deadline: 30 September 2015

Saving Endangered Species (SES) International Playwriting Prize (California, $100 prize) – Deadline: 30 November 2015

Events and workshops: 

Gate Educate Workshop: Getting Inspired to Write for the Theatre with Elinor Cook (£10) – 13 June 2015 from 10am to 1pm

Central Saint Martins New Writing platform in partnership with the Bush Theatre – 19 June 6.30pm to 8pm

Sheer Drop running Playwriting Workshop (£30) – 20 June 2015 from 10am to 6pm

Tutored Playwriting Retreat with Arvon (£685-£720) –  – 


Ongoing submissions:

Oxford based filmmakers seeking short film scripts – Deadline: none posted

TreePress seeking playwrights to upload scripts for Beta Testing – Deadline: none posted

East End Literary Salon open to rolling submissions – Deadline: rolling

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Fractured Lines accepting scripts for new writing night – Deadline: rolling

Theatrelab accepting scripts – rolling submissions

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 – No deadline posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month through to June 2014.

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

Poppy Seed – accepting submissions of 5 minute scripts for blog – Deadline: None posted

COG ARTSpace call out for playwrights! – Deadline: None posted

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