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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Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Stückemarkt 2016: Open Call for theatre plays from all parts of Europe

(Please also check out this week’s advice column in Pursued by a Bear: How to fix a boring protagonist)

Opportunities with deadlines:

White Rabbit seeking ghost stories for ‘Are You Sitting Comfortably?’ – Deadline: 20 November 2015

Rose Unfolds Scratch Nights at Rose Playhouse Bankside – Deadline: 20 November 2015

Submissions are open for Etch Theatre Company’s Scratch Night 009 – Deadline: 20 November 2015

Doggerland – open call for new writers – Deadline: 22 November at 11.59pm

Call out for applications to ‘Women in The Spotlight’ funded residential at Arvon (for LGBT+ or BAME women) – Deadline: 23 November 2015

Verbal Theatre accepting submissions for event in Sheffield – Deadline: 23 November 2015

Theatre N16 seeking short plays inspired by Star Wars – Deadline: 25 November 2015

Black Theatre Live seeking Writer/Directors for mid-scale commission – Deadline: 27 November 2015

BFI Film Academy Residential Programme in Screenwriting (for writers age 16-19, £50 fee to attend) – Deadline: 30 November 2015

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

2015 TF Evans Shaw Society £500 Writing Award (entry £8/£5) – Deadline: 30 November 2015

Pokfulam Rd Productions seeking submissions for The Pit Part I new writing night on theme of “Hidden Vice” – Deadline: 1 December 2015

Criterion New Writing 2016 programme open to applications – Deadline: 1 December 2015

Theatre InspiraTO’s 11th Playwriting Contest is Now Open – Deadline: 1 December 2015

Punk Monkey Productions accepting 10-20 page submissions for PL.A.Y Noir (Los Angeles) – Deadline: 1 December 2015

Just Some Theatre Company – call out for sketches – Deadline: 1 December 2015

Twisted Showcase: One Minute Horrors – accepting scripts – Deadline: 3 December 2015

‘The Lumen’ Journal Call For Submissions: Summer 2016 – Deadline: 4 December 2015

Applications open for 2016 Jessie Kesson Fellowship –  Deadline: 4 December 2015

Just Some Theatre seeking new writers for script development – Deadline: 5 December 2015

The Scenic Route offering ‘New Routes’ course for theatremakers age 18-25 – Deadline: 5 December 2015

Theatre N16 seeking submissions for DRAFT – Deadline: 6 December 2015

Bath Spa University seeking theatre and film scripts for theatreLab – Deadline: 15 December 2015

Steyning Festival seeking unperformed plays of up to 40 minutes (South East Writers only, incl. London) – Deadline: 20 December 2015

Little Pieces of Gold seeking short plays on the theme of ‘education’ Deadline: 20 December 2015

Hampstead Theatre submissions window now open for plays – Deadline: 31 December 2015

Jameson First Shot Short Film Competition starring Maggie Gyllenhaal (for Writer/Directors) – Deadline: 4 January 2016

Director seeking short plays on anti-fascist themes to direct for screen – Deadline: 5 January 2016

The 2016 Leah Ryan Fund for Emerging Women Writers – Deadline: 11 January 2016

 Brockley Jack accepting submissions for Write Now 7 – Deadline: 29 January 2016

Drip Action Theatre Company seeking submissions for 2016 Arundel Festival Theatre Trail (paid) – Deadline: 31 January 2016

‘Writing Places’ Writer in Residence at Greenway – Deadline: 31 January 2016

First Break Writing Competition at the Oldham Coliseum – Deadline: 22 February 2016

Theatre503 Playwriting Award returning in 2016 (more details to come!) – Deadline: 29 February 2016

Blue Skies Workshops for writers from Sky or the Bird – Deadline: 31 March 2016

Events and workshops: 

Sole Purpose Theatre Lab at the Derry Playhouse (£30/£25 fee) – 21 November 10am – 4.30pm

And So Forth in conversation at the Arts Theatre with Nick Payne – 22 November at 6.30/ 7pm

Theatre503 Writer’s Night for ‘Cinderella and the Beanstalk’ – 25 November 2015

Imagineer Your Play with Juno Theatre (Salisbury, £43) – 28 November 2015

Workshop on ‘Writing Fantastic Scenes’ by Master Racontuer (£37)- 2 December  2015 10.30am – 4.30pm

Theatre503 Writer’s Night/ Christmas Party – 14 December 2015

Ongoing submissions:

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

Madam Renards Mini Fringe Festival Swindon open for applications from writers and performers – Deadline: none posted (festival takes place in 2016)

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

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 – No deadline posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

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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