Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 25 March 2016

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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Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: BBC Script Room 11 Call out for Comedy Scripts 

This week in our advice column:  My Full Length Play is too Short What Should I do? 

Coming up with London Playwrights’ Workshop: 

April Workshops with London Playwrights’ Blog

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper – 61 playwriting competitions with March deadlines

University Women in the Arts open to mentorship applications – Deadline: 26 March 2016

Sky Blue Theatre accepting one-act plays for British Theatre Challenge (£16 fee) – Deadline: 30 March 2016

Front Row Theatre Company looking for scripts – Deadline: 31 March 2016

Writer and Games Deviser for Newtoy (Paid) – Deadline: 31 March 2016

The Conservation Volunteers seeking writer in residence (West Midlands, paid)- Deadline: 31 March 2016

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

The Production Exchange seeking play submissions for development – Deadline: 31 March 2016  FESTIVAL CANCELLED

2016 Papatango Prize Opens – with extra £6000 award! – Deadline: 31 March 2016

University of Wolverhampton accepting proposals for POP Drama – Deadline: 31 March 2016

2016 TF Evans Shaw Society £500 Writing Award (entry £8/£5) – Deadline: 31 March 2016

The Berry Theatre Hampshire seeking writers for Write Now – Deadline: 31 March 2016

Prissy Productions seeking short film scripts – Deadline: 31 March 2016

Best of Bolton accepting short pieces of creative writing- Deadline 31 March 2016

Talawa Theatre launches Studio Firsts for black theatre-makers – Deadline 1 April 2016

Free Introduction to Playwriting Course with Euphoric Ink and Theatre Peckham (Ages 15-24 only) – Deadline: 1 April 2016

BBC/ The Northern Film School seeking short film scripts – Deadline: 1 April 2016

HightTide Academy (16-25 year olds) – Deadline: None posted but takes place on 2 April 2016

BBC Scriptroom 11 call out for Comedy submissions – Deadline: 4 April 2016

Royal Society of Literature Brookleaze Grants for Writers Spring 2016 – Deadline: 11 April 2016

Frost burg State University One-Act Playwriting Competition (Maryland, $20 fee, $750 prize) – Deadline: 11 April 2016

Writer in Residence for Milton Keynes Art Project (paid) – Deadline: 12 April 2016

Chesil Theatre’s 10×10 Playwriting Competition seeking 10 minute plays inspired by the life of David Bowie – Deadline: 22 April 2016

Milton Keynes Council Music Faculty seeking lyricist/poet (£1,200 commission) – Deadline: 30 April 2016

Hollywood Scribbler Theatre USA Presidential Elections Playwriting Contest – Deadline: 14 May 2016

Nick Darke Writers’ Award 2016 open for entries – Deadline: 30 May 2016

ShowBiz Shorts Playwriting Contest (Los Angeles) – Deadline: 30 May 2016

Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize open for submissions (comedy) – Deadline: 31 May 2016

Arch and Bruce Foundation 2016 Playwriting Competition (LGBT Themes, $3,000 prize) – Deadline: 31 May 2016

Le Théâtre Bleu seeking submissions of comedies in Shakespearean language (Quebec, Canada) – Deadline: 1 July 2016

2016 Terence Rattigan Society Award (£10 entry fee, £2,500 prize) – Deadline: 31 August 2016

365 Women A Year Playwriting Project open to submissions throughout 2016 – Deadline: 31 December 2016

Events and workshops: 

Intensive Workshop: Tackling Structure and Dramatic Form – 14 April 2016 7pm-9pm

Play your Play in a Day– 16 April 2016 10.30am – 5pm

Fundraising for your Play: the Arts Council and Beyond – 17 April 2016

Script Surgery with A.C Smith – 20 April 2016 3pm-5pm

Writers’ Mutual Retreat in Bordeaux (£350-£450) – 12th-18th July

Ongoing submissions:

Jo Smith Productions open for submissions – rolling

Writers’ Mutual writing group – Wednesdays 11am-1pm

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Ongoing submissions

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

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – 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

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

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

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