Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 23 February 2018

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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 & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline).

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Featured posts:

10 things to do once you’ve finished writing a play

Six top tips for aspiring female playwrights

LPW Online Book Club – born bad

Has LPB impacted your writing? Share your story!

How to stage a reading of your work to improve your writing

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2018

Pursued By A Bear: “Should I accept I won’t break through as a playwright?”

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper: 28 Opportunities with February deadlines – various

Newsjack seeking submissions of sketches and one-liners (paid) – Weekly until 13 March 2018

The Scenic Route seeking playwriting tutors – Deadline: 23 February 2018

Ready, Steady, Scratch seeking submissions on theme of ‘Endurance’ – Deadline: 23 February 2018

Paperclip Theatre seeking shorts on theme ‘Echoes of the Past’ – Deadline: 23 February 2018 at 12pm

Night of Small Things seeking 15 minute scripts responding to #HeForShe – Deadline: 23 February 2018

The Actors Centre: John Thaw Initiative open for submissions – Deadline: 23 February 2018

Stage Front: A Night Celebrating Older Women in Theatre – call out for short plays – Deadline: 25 February 2018

Yard Theatre seeking submissions for Live Drafts – Deadline: 26 February 2018

Proposals for New Projects Exploring Class and Post-Truth, Camden People’s Theatre – Deadline: 26 February 2018

Seed Commission Call-Out, Camden People’s Theatre– Deadline: 26 february 2018

Stockport Garrick Theatre New Writing Festival seeking 45-90 min plays – Deadline: 26 February 2018

Aberdeen Performing Arts seeking submissions for Climate Action scratch night – Deadline: 26 February 2018

Starbound Theatre seeking female led plays with diverse casts – Deadline: 28 February 2018

Persistent and Nasty seeking submissions from female-identified voices – Deadline: 28 February 2018

Theatre Royal Haymarket Pitch Your Play 2018 – Deadline: 28 February 2018 Extended to 13 March 2018

The Papatango New Writing Prize 2018 – Deadline: 28 February 2018

One Eyed Dog Films open submission window – 28 February 2018

Second Circle Theatre accepting submissions for script reading night – Deadline: 28 February 2018

Asphalt Jungle Shorts XIV seeking site-specific short plays (Canada) – Deadline: 1 March 2018

Elicit Pictures seeking short screenplays – Deadline: 1 March 2018

Get Over It Productions seeking submissions for female-centric scratch night – Deadline: 1 March 2018

CultureClash Theatre seeking 10-20 min submissions for Voices in the Dark – Deadline: 2 March 2018

Broken Silence Theatre accepting submissions for ‘Voices from Home’ (female writers from South East)-  Deadline: 3 March 2018 at 8pm

BBC Radio Solent Search for New Playwrights – Deadline: 4 March 2018 at midnight

Has LPB impacted your writing? Share your story! – Deadline: 5 March 2018

Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing at Windsor Fringe (£500 prize) – Deadline: 5 March 2018

International Theatre Institute/ Morecambe Fringe accepting 10 minute plays on theme of ‘Brexit?’ – Deadline: 10 March 2018#

Actor Awareness seeking submissions for scratch night on the theme of ‘Women’s Night’ – Deadline: 11 March 2018

Live Theatre ‘Live Lab’ open for submissions for £2000 bursary– Deadline: 16 March 2018 at 5pm

Maison des Scénaristes call for drama series for ‘Series Mania’ – Deadline: 21 March 2018

Chesil Theatre seeking plays on ‘Hidden Worlds’ for 10×10 Playwriting Competition – Deadline: 30 March 2018

Sky Blue seeking short plays for British Theatre Challenge 2018 (£16 fee) – Deadline: 30 March 2018

Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2018 – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Faversham Fringe 2018 open to applications – Deadline: 31 March 2018, but slots filled on rolling basis

Audiojam playscript competition (£2.99 fee) – Deadline: 31 March 2018

KDC Theatre seeking writers for ‘Full Stack’ competition – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Secret Hour Theatre seeking plays to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Waterloo Festival Publishing Competition – Deadline: 31 March 2018

LOST Theatre One Act Festival at Stockwell Playhouse (£70 if selected, £500 prize) – Deadline: 1 April 2018

Kevin Elyot Award for Writer-in-Residence 2018 (£3,000) – Deadline: 20 April 2018

Itchy Scratch Night seeking new work for performance – Deadline: None posted but the event takes place on 27 April 2018

‘Sheatre’ seeking plays/extracts with all female/non-binary casts (non-male writers only) – Deadline: 29 April 2018

Sultan Padamsee Award for Playwriting 2018 – Deadline: 1 May 2018

Radius Playwriting Competition 2018 open for entries (£500 prize) – Deadline: 1 May 2018 at 5pm

Punk Monkey Productions seeking one-act plays for PL.A.Y Noir (Los Angeles) – Deadline: 31 May 2018

New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest open for submissions ($25 entry fee) – Deadline: 2 July 2018

Bench Theatre One Act play competition open for submissions – Deadline: 17 August 2018

365 Women a Year Playwriting Project – Deadline: 31 December 2018

Events and workshops:

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia – (Ongoing, sign up any time)

Writers’ Support Group (Manchester)– Mondays 6pm-8pm

‘How To Write a Play, Screenplay or Radio play’ workshop at the Hampstead – 17 February 2018

Media Plays at the NT: workshop – 20 February 2018

Creating Compelling Characters – online workshop with Playpenn (Starts 7 March 2018)

Papatango workshop on opening scenes with Sharon Clark – Monday 12 March 2018 from 2.30-4.30pm

Tamasha Masterclass: Introduction to Playwriting with Fin Kennedy – Deadline for applications: 9 April 2018/ Course takes place: 21 March 2018

Applications open Entrepreneurship skills for performing artists, Guildhall School of Music & Drama – 21-22 April 2018

Playwriting Workshop with John Burgess in Poitiers, France – 4-8 May 2018

Tamasha Masterclass: Writing for Radio – Deadline for applications: 7 May 2018/ Course takes place: 19 May 2018

Workshop with Simon Stephens in Milan (£150) – 16-17 June 2018

CAMP writing workshop with John Burgess (£1,119 – bursaries available) – 8-12 August 2018

Ongoing submissions:

London Uni Students: Submit your work to the London Student Drama Festival – Deadline: None posted

React Scratch inviting writers to share work at monthly scratch night – Deadline: Rolling

Out of Joint launches Writers Room for London Uni Students: Submit your work to the London Student Drama Festivalplaywrights – Deadline: Rolling

Drama Notebook seeking short plays for kids and teens (paid) – Deadline: None posted

Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Play Production Programme – Deadline: Ongoing

Aurora Metro Books seeks British East Asian plays for publication – Deadline: Ongoing

TheatreLab seeking scripts for rehearsed reading – Deadline: None Posted

Target Theatre Company seeking new plays for development – Deadline: None posted

Middle Child Theatre seeking scripts to commission – Deadline: None posted

Ugly Duck offering cheap rehearsal space in Docklands – next few months for Edinburgh Fringe– Deadline: None posted

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines– Deadline: None posted

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers – Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

London Poet seeking film makers to collaborate with – Deadline: none

Edgemar Center for the Arts (Santa Monica) seeking new work for 2017 season – Deadline: none

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – Deadline: rolling

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – Deadline: rolling

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

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

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 – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

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

2 thoughts on “Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 23 February 2018”

    1. Kimberley Andrews


      We don’t accept plays directly here at London Playwrights’ Blog, but do check out the opportunities listed in the Weekly Round-up, where you’ll be able to apply for opportunities directly with the organisers. You can become a member of London Playwrights’ Workshop by signing up here: https://www.londonplaywrights.org/; we don’t produce plays or accept submissions but membership does give you access to online workshops and resources.

      Best of luck!

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