Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 20 February 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 now grouped into three sections: 1) Opportunities with Deadlines; 2) Ongoing opportunities (no deadline); and 3) Workshops and Events.

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper – 32 playwriting opportunities with February deadlines – Deadline: various

Write Now 6 at Brockley Jack seeking short plays on the theme of ‘Leadership’ –  Deadline: 20 February 2015

High Tide Festival accepting submissions through IdeasTap – Deadline: 23 February 2015

Scriptwriter wanted for C-12 Dance Theatre (paid) – Deadline: 23 February 2015

Sky Arts – Scholarships of £30k available for emerging talent including playwrights! – Deadline: 26 February 2015

Pitch your play at the Theatre Royal Haymarket – Deadline 27 February at 5pm

Talawa offering R&D Studio Space to black British emerging artists – Deadline 27 February at 5pm

Giant Cherries LGBT Playwriting Competition 2015 (£20 entry fee) – Deadline: 28 February 2015

Sydenham Arts accepting monologues from London writers – Deadline: 28 February 2015

Nickelodeon Writing Program open for submissions– Deadline: 28 February 2015

George Devine Award 2015 open to submissions – Deadline: 1 March 2015

Cut Throat Theatre Company looking for script for Camden Fringe Festival -Deadline: 1 March 2015

Paint Dry Theatre seeking short plays for scratch night – Deadline: 1 March 2015

pluck. theatre company seeking new play submissions – Deadline: 2 March 2015

Story Friday with A Word In Your Ear (Bath) – Theme: Quilt of Stories – Deadline: 2 March 2015

2015 Windsor Fringe Kenneth Branagh Drama Writing Award (amateur playwrights only) – Deadline: 5 March 2015

James Tait Black Prize for Drama launched for professionally produced plays– Deadline: 9 March 2015

Putney Arts Theatre seeking plays on ‘Crime and Punishment’ (£20 fee to join club if selected) – Deadline: 15 March 2015

A Friend of a Friend productions seeking short plays for Blackfriars Stories (for playwrights with connection to SE London) – Deadline: 15 March 2015

Sky Blue Theatre accepting one-act plays for British Theatre Challenge (£15 fee) – Deadline:  30 March 2015

2015 Papatango New Writing Prize – Deadline:  31 March 2015

Blackwell House seeking class-style radio plays (15-45 min) – Deadline:  31 March 2015

Blackwell House seeking class-style radio plays (15-45 min) – Deadline:  31 March 2015

Irlam Festival Theatre seeking 10-15 minute plays – Deadline:  1 April 2015

Tron Theatre (Glasgow) accepting submissions for scratch night – Theme: SURVIVAL – Deadline:  2 April 2015

BBC Scriptroom dates for 2015 – Deadline: 2 April 2015 (submissions open 9 March 2015)

Ticket to Write 2015 seeking one act plays about the Beatles (£10 application fee, £150 prize) – Deadline: 7 April 2015

GRIT: Royal Court seeking plays about resistance that can fit in the palm of your hand – Deadline:  10 April 2015

The Walter Swan Playwriting Award 2015 seeking 20-30 minute plays – Deadline:  30 April 2015

Wellcome Trust Arts Awards funding opportunity – Deadline: 1 May 2015

Tron Theatre (Glasgow) accepting submissions for scratch night – Theme: BETRAYAL – Deadline: 7 May 2015

ArtsEd seeking 10-12 min short film scripts – Deadline: 22 May 2015

2015 Bruntwood Prize Competition open to submissions – Deadline: 5 June 2015

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

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


Ongoing submissions:

Criterion New Writing programme open to applications – Deadline: not posted, but best to apply early!

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

New Prose in East London seeking submissions – Deadline: not posted

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

Creative Writer on UK Popular Culture wanted (London/ Reading) – paid – Deadline: none posted

Peppered Wit seeking submissions for fringe festivals – Deadline: none posted

Plane Paper Theatre looking for writers: Deadline: none posted

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

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

Theatrelab accepting scripts – rolling submissions

Kings Head Theatre seeking work in development for Without Decor – Deadline: none posted

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

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

Performance Platform Opportunity, University of Greenwich – Deadline: None posted

Quids In Theatre Co seeking 40-60 minute plays for lunchtime series – Deadline: Ongoing

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.

ScriptSpace development workshop at The Space – Deadline: None

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

Open Arts Cafe Call for Submissions – Deadline: None posted

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


Events and workshops: 

Half-day Royal Court Playwriting Workshop in Tottenham – 14 February 2015, 10.30am-12.30pm

Online playwriting workshop with Phil Porter from the Bruntwood Prize – 17 February 2015, 6-8pm

Playwriting Workshop with Sam Holcroft at the National Theatre (£85/£65 concessions) – Application Deadline: 20 February 2015.  Workshop: Friday 17 April, 10am – 4.30pm

Papergang Script Writing Workshops 2015 (for writers of East Asian heritage) – Late Feb-March 2015

One day ‘Creativity for Scriptwriters’ course with Philip Shelley (£89) – Saturday February 21st 2015, 10.15- 5.30

IdeasTap Inspires Event: The Pros and Cons of Playwriting Residencies – 24 February 2015, 11am-12.30pm

Free Taster Session workshop with London Playwriting Lab (note: not affiliated with LPB) – Tuesday February 24th from 7-9pm

Octagon Theatre Bolton and BBC Writersroom running five act structure masterclass – Deadline: 19 March 2015

Also, see the IdeasTap Spa for masterclasses coming up in early 2015!

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