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London Playwrights’ Latest News
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
#WrAP is coming back for 2022! Write a play in January!
London Playwrights Festival 2021 at the Lion & Unicorn: Line-up announced – TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
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Festival Spotlight: Sally Reichardt on Writing Lee
Events and announcements
London Playwrights joins the Lion & Unicorn Theatre as an Associate Company
Featured Blog Posts
How is Theatre Bouncing Back?
Female Creatives, Horror Comedy & Bad Taste! London Playwrights Interview Sixteen Sixty
London Playwrights’ Latest Zoom Workshops
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Learn with London Playwrights -a new series of resources on theatre: first two sessions on ANGELS IN AMERICA and RENT 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: Submissions for Verity Bargate Award now open
Nick Hern Books: The Big Bargain Bookshop at the Bush Theatre -19/20 November: playscripts available for just £2!
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
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
Online Courses and Workshops
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
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 3 November 2021
LPW Online Workshops: Writing Historic Drama – Date: 25 November 2021
LPW Online Workshops: LGBTQ+ Theatre – Date: 2 December 2021
Creative Writing Workshop: WRITING IN THE BODY (online) – Date: 3 December 2021
LPW Online Workshops: Writing the Abstract – Date: 14 & 17 December 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: 35 Play Submissions Opps w/ November+ 2021 Deadlines – Deadlines: various
Putney Theatre New Writing Festival accepting scripts (unpaid) – Deadline: 25 November 2021
Titchfield Playwriting Competition (£1000 prize) – Deadline: 30 November 2021
Pleasance London Associate Artists Callout – Deadline: 30 November 2021
Savage Theatre Co are accepting submissions for a one man play for a middle aged male actor – Deadline: 1 December 2021
Lyric – Script Submissions open – Deadline: 5 December 2021
Actor Awareness – Writer Call Out – Deadline: 6 December 2021
South London playwrights wanted for upcoming dynamic shorts project (unpaid) – Deadline: 10 December 2021
Talawa Theatre Company – free script-reading service – Deadline: 15 December 2021
Submissions Open for Questors Theatre Festival of New Theatre – Deadline: 17 December 2021
Underscore Studios looking for Social Media Marketer (paid) – Deadline: 17 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
Self-led Projects-Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland – Deadline: 31 January 2022
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
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
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
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