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The Literary Series: Interviews with Literary Managers, Dramaturgs and New Work Associates
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#WrAP2022: Redrafting Resources – available now.
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
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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
Devon and Cornwall Screenwriting Group – 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
Rocket Box Theatre accepting audio submissions – Deadline: 20 May 2022
Film Hub North – Scratch Me – Deadline: 23 May 2022
Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) – Script Starter – Deadline: 26 May 2022
Scriptwriters & Co accepting submissions for online scratch night – Deadline: 26 May 2022
Mentoring for POC Comedy Writers with Andy Riley – Deadline: 15 June 2022
Goat Films Comedy Pilot Script Competition – Deadline: 1 July 2022
Player- Playwrights – try out your script – Deadline: rolling
New Hope Creative Group presents a new scratch night for black writers – Deadline: rolling
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
Script Club – online book club for BBC Writersroom scripts – Dates: various
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 applicable
Proud Haddock: Getting Your Play Commissioned: Workshop with Finborough Theatre Literary Manager Sue Healy – Date: 6 June 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 6th April 2022
London Playwrights: Playwriting Lab with Max Wilkinson (10 week course) – Date: starts 22 September 2022
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.
Tramshed Festival 2022 -Deadline: not applicable
RSC: 37 Plays – New writing project launching in January 2022! – Deadline: not yet specified
Horizon- Residency 2022- 23 – Deadline: 30 May 2022
4th Annual Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Playwriting Competition (entry fee, cash prizes) – Deadline: 31 May 2022
Beardance Theatre accepting short plays – Deadline: 2 June 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
Submissions open for Clapham Fringe 2022 at Bread & Roses Theatre – Deadline: 10 June 2022
Relish theatre- Open Call for Submissions from LGBTQIA+ writers that explore themes of or reflect on ‘regeneration’ – Deadline: 14 June 2022
Popcorn Awards – The Popcorn Writing Award – Deadline: 24 June 2022
WGGB New Play Commission Scheme – Deadline: 24 June 2022
Writing Facilitator Trainee Programme, Ministry of Stories – Deadline: 30 June 2022
Alfred Fagon Awards 2022 – Deadline: 29 July 2022
Martin Keaveney Creative Writing: Writers Conference, Dublin July 2022 – Dates: 1 – 3 July 2022
Nancy Dean Lesbian Playwriting Award – Deadline: 1 August 2022
The Frank Moffett Mosier Fellowship for Works in Heightened Language for 2022 – Deadline: 31 August 2022
Olwen Wymark Awards open for entries – Deadline: 31 August 2022
Rolling & Unspecified deadlines:
Golden Goose Theatre seeking shows for summer season – Deadline: not specified
Call: Love Sharing Festival – VII edition – Deadline: not specified
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
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