Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 23 March 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:

LPW Online Book Club – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

A Writer’s Guide To Producing Your Own Work

Why it’s best not to always listen to writing advice columns

The ‘Diversity Card’: Why are men using female pseudonyms?

Six top tips for aspiring female playwrights

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Tamasha call out for new short plays for scratch night

Pursued By A Bear: “My fringe show failed. What next?

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper: 28 Opportunities with March deadlines – Deadline: various throughout March 2018

Seahorse Films seeking feature films – Deadline: 23 March 2018

Controlled Chaos Theatre Company seeking short plays/ excerpts – Deadline: 31 March 2018 24 March 2018

Redgates Theatre seeking 3 minute submissions for ‘Gateways’ – Deadline: 25 March 2018

The Customs House call out for young writer in residence (17-25) – Deadline: 26 March 2018

Wonderbox seeking plays by women for women’s suffrage scratch night – Deadline: 28 March 2018

Page to Stage call out for 10 minute scripts – Deadline: 29 March 2018 at midnight

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

West Yorkshire Playhouse Script reading window now open! – Deadline: 30 March 2018

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

BBC Writersroom seeking short film scripts for It’s My Shout 2018 – Deadline: 31 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

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire of Acting: Accepting submissions for Short Film Season 2018 – Deadline: 31 March 2018

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

Script Jam accepting scripts for reading and feedback – Deadline: None posted but the event takes place on 1 April 2018

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

Screaming Media Productions accepting one minute plays for Gi60 Festival – Deadline: 1 April 2018

The Space call out for submissions & script readers for Scriptspace 2018 – Deadline: 2 April 2018

Director’s Cut Theatre: spaces available at The Writers’ Club – Deadline: 2 April 2018

Spill Open Call for entries – Deadline: 4 April 2018

Rich Mix Takeover 2018 – call out for proposals (16-25) – Deadline: 4 April 2018

The Monday Club accepting submissions for scratch night – Deadline: 4 April 2018

The Space programming one-off performances at the Roof Garden – Deadline: 5 April 2018

Falling Pennies seeking submissions for ‘On the Night’ – Deadline: 6 April 2018 at midday

Shorts @ the Canal accepting short plays – Deadline: 8 April 2018

Sussex Playwrights seeking Brighton Fringe shows for showcase – Deadline: 8 April 2018

Tamasha call out for new short plays for scratch night – Deadline: 8 April 2018

BBC Continuing Drama Directors’ Scheme – open for applications – Deadline: 9 April 2018 at 10am

SOLO2 seeking new writing for Swindon Fringe – Deadline: None posted but the event takes place on 15 April 2018

BBC Writersroom Comedy Script Room 2018  – Deadline: 16 April 2018

BAFTA Rocliffe accepting submissions for TV Comedy Competition – Deadline: 18 April 2018 at 5pm

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

Little Pieces of Gold open for submissions of 10 minute plays – Deadline: 23 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

Dramatic Society seek original work suitable for audio production – Deadline: 30 April 2018

The Millennials seeking submissions for Disconnected – Deadline: 30 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

The Arden School of Theatre seeking shorts for The Arden Fringe – Deadline: 14 May 2018

Nick Darke Writers’ Award 2018 open for submissions of stage plays (£6000 prize) – Deadline: 21 May 2018

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

Bread & Roses Playwriting Award 2018 open for submissions– Deadline: 31 May 2018

BBC Essex Playwright of the Year – open for entries – Deadline: 1 June 2018

Clapham Fringe seeking submissions – Deadline: 3 June 2018, but slots may be filled before this date

Open Call for Plays to be Staged in WRiTEON Festival- Deadline: 1 July 2018

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

Edgemar Center for the Arts seeking new plays for 2018 season – Deadline: 22 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:

Royal Court announce series of workshops for women – Dates TBC

Free writing workshops with Papatango’s GoWrite – Dates: various

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit – Online resource

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

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

Common Ground: Discussion on career progression for working-class playwrights at the Royal Court – 26 March 2018, 7pm-9-pm

BBC Writersroom Scotland: In Conversation with Nicole Taylor (free event) – 28 March 2018

How To Begin Playwriting with Andrew Muir at The National Theatre (£500/£350) – Deadline for applications: 3 April 2018/ Course takes place Friday mornings, 20 April 2018 – 6 July 2018

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

Scriptwriting short course with Simon Stephens at Manchester Met. University (£350) – 24 -26 April 2018

Bloomsbury Publishing: Writing for the Stage with David Eldridge – 24 April 6.30pm-8.30pm

Write Theatre playwriting course – places available – 28/29 April & 12/13 May 2018

Spring workshops with Bryony Kimmings – 30 April – 4 May 2018 &  21 May – 25 May 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

Write a ONE act play in ONE week: Workshop with Kim Komljanec – 15-20 June 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:

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

Sparks – HighTide’s new script submission process – Deadline: Weekly, follow them on Twitter for updates

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)

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