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London Playwrights’ Latest News
Play Club is back with X+Y=Z by Joanne Griffiths! Read the play and join us on 29th for a Zoom discussion
Submission window now open for 10 minute plays written in response to the chosen text.
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Members’ Zoom Drop-in session: share your work, meet other writers – next session Wednesday 5th October!
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Extract from The Playwright’s Journey by Jemma Kennedy (and discount for London Playwrights readers!)
London Playwrights’ Latest Zoom Workshops
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Opportunities Pick of the Week: Play Club (our online book club for plays): X+Y+Z=? by Joanne Griffiths – read the play today!
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
Might Bunny – Writey Funny – Deadline: 5 October 2022
R Creatives – accepting script submissions for online play readings – Deadline: 7 October 2022
BBC Radio 4: DMs Are Open – Deadlines: various
BBC Comedy Commissioning – Short-form development opportunities – Deadline: various
New Hope Creative Group presents a new scratch night for black writers – 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
Scratch Me 2022 – Public Programme – Dates: various
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 5th OCTOBER!
City Academy: Monthly Online Writing Club – Dates: monthly, various
Guildhall Autumn Short Courses – Dates: various starting in September
Clean Break: Workshops (Including Rewriting Justice to facilitate playwrighting workshops in criminal justice settings) – Dates: various starting 19 September 2022
London Playwrights Zoom Workshops: The Capabilities of Audio – Date: 24 September 2022
London Playwrights Zoom Workshops: TV Writing(6 week course) – Date: starts 10 October 2022
Liverpool’s Royal Court: Stage Write Open House – Date: 13 October 022
London Playwrights Zoom Workshops: The Redrafting Programme 2022 – Date: starts 11 October 2022
London Playwrights Zoom Workshops: Writing for Audio (Next Level) – Date: starts 19 October 2022
Live playwriting Opportunities & Jobs
Listed in order of deadline, followed those with deadlines, and workshops & events.
Tramshed Festival 2022 -Deadline: not applicable
Emerging Writer Commission, Levenshulme Old Library CIO -Deadline: 23 September 2022
/INK Festival – Short Play Submissions – Deadline: 24 September 2022
Shadow Writer, Writing East Midlands – Deadline: 26 September 2022
WOULD LIKE TO MEET – A RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITY FOR ARTISTS WITH A 20-YEAR AGE GAP… – Deadline: 26 September 2022
The People’s Play Award: A Playwriting Competition for Northern Writers – Deadline: 30 September 2022
Participation in Writing Workshops, Midland Actors Theatre – Deadline: 30 September 2022
Writer – Empowering Voices, Exploring Worldviews , Shooting Fish Theatre Company – Deadline: 30 September 2022
London Playwrights – Opportunities and Blog Intern (unpaid) – Deadline: 30 September 2022
London Playwrights – Social Media Intern (unpaid)- Deadline: 30 September 2022
London Playwrights – Literary Intern (unpaid)- Deadline: 30 September 2022
National Theatre: Writing for Theatre 2022 – free course for 16 – 21 Year Olds – Deadline: 3 October 2022
Paid Creative Conversations with Yellow Brick – Deadline: 7 October 2022
The Bread & Roses Playwriting Award- 2023/24- Deadline: 14 October 2022
Expressions of interest – freelance writer facilitators , New Writing North – Deadline: 21 October 2022
CC Theatre accepting Halloween-themed short stories (entry fee, cash prizes) – Deadline: 23 October 2022
The Neem Award open for submissions – Deadline: 1 December 2022
RSC: 37 Plays – New writing project / submissions open January 2023! – Deadline: not yet specified
Rolling & Unspecified deadlines:
Barons Court- Sunday Fix scratch night – Deadline: not specified
Royal Exchange Theatre ELDERS COMPANY opportunities –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
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
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
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:
Manchester Screenwriting Meet Up – Dates: various (alternates between in person in and Zoom)
Writing for Theatre at Granada Concierge in Spain with Sarah Grochala – Dates: not specified
Portsmouth Road Productions – Theatre workshops- Date: 9 August 2022
BBC Young Reporter – BBC Three Red Rose Premiere Screening and Masterclass – Date: 9 August 2022
MARTIN KEAVENEY CREATIVE WRITING – Writers’ Conference – Dates: 2 – 4 September 2022
The Middle Child Writers’ Group- introduction to playwriting, led by Tom Wells – Date: starts 14 September 2022
A Play of One’s Own Playwriting Workshop – Date: starts 6 October 2022
OXFORD PLAYHOUSE THEATRE QUEERS- Sat 17 Sep – Date: 17 September 2022 (you can also join via Zoom)
Bush Theatre Masterclasses – Dates: various (available both in person and online)
BBC & NFTS – BBC Scholarships – Dates: various