Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 26 August 2022

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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

ACT BEDFORD AND CONTENT CREATED (SOUTH WEST) Radio Theatre For The Mind’s Eye – Deadline: 27 August 2022

Melbourne Virtual Write in Residence Programme – Deadline: 28 August 2022

Pitch Perfect – Deadline: 15 September 2022

BBC Radio 4: DMs Are Open – Deadlines: various

BBC Comedy Commissioning – Short-form development opportunities – Deadline: various

Rolling deadlines:

New Hope Creative Group presents a new scratch night for black writers – Deadline: rolling

Frequency Theatre Open to Unsolicited Script Submissions (Audio Plays Only) (unpaid) – 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

Flux Writers Membership (Jan is FREE)

Playwright and former Space Theatre script reader Scott Younger is offering free feedback on all plays 10 pages and under in length – Deadline: not applicable

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

Proud Haddock Workshops: Getting Your Play Commissioned: Workshop with Almeida Theatre Literary Manager Stephanie Bain – Date: 29 August 2022

Proud Haddock Workshops: Getting Your Play Commissioned: Workshop with Chichester Festival Theatre Literary Associate Kate Bassett – Date: 6 September 2022

London Playwrights Zoom Workshop: Developing Existing Work for Audio- Date: 10 September 2022

Scribe Lounge Labs 2022 – Date: 15 September 2022

London Playwrights Zoom Workshops: Short Film Writing- Date: starts 13 September 2022

London Playwrights Zoom Workshops: Writing for Audio (4 week introductory course)– Date: starts 14 September 2022

London Playwrights Lunchtime Sessions: Focus on the 5 Act Structure – Date: 19 September 2022

London Playwrights: Playwriting Lab with Max Wilkinson (10 week course) – Date: starts 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

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

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia

LPW Members Online Course: Mastering Dramatic Structure  – Available now

LPW Summer Sessions: Overcoming writers’ block (online workshop) – Available now

LPW Summer Sessions: How to write a monologue (online workshop) – Available now

LPW Summer Sessions: Promoting yourself as a writer (online workshops) – Available now

LPW: The Redrafting Toolkit – Available now

LPW Members: Online Course – Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write –  Available now

LPW Members: Online Course – The Submissions Checklist – Available now


Live playwriting Opportunities & Jobs

Listed in order of deadline, followed those with deadlines, and workshops & events. 

With deadlines:

Tramshed Festival 2022 -Deadline: not applicable

RSC: 37 Plays – New writing project launching in January 2022!  – Deadline: not yet specified

Unshaded Arts seeking submissions – Deadline: 26 August 2022

Prospect Cottage Residency – Deadline: 26 August 2022

Talent Development at Harrogate Theatre| 2022 CALL OUT – SEED COMMISSION OPPORTUNITIES – Deadline: 29 August 2022

The Frank Moffett Mosier Fellowship for Works in Heightened Language for 2022 – Deadline: 31 August 2022

Seven Black Women: The Script Window – Deadline: 31 August 2022

Druid: New Writing Submission Window open – Deadline: 31 August 2022

Live Theatre – Live Playwriting – Deadline: 31 August 2022

Olwen Wymark Awards open for entries – Deadline: 31 August 2022

Wellingborough Stories Artist Commissions x 3, Made With Many – Deadline: 5 September 2022

Theatre Deli-CALL OUT FOR SHIFT+SPACE 2023 – Deadline: 5 September 2022

SevenEight Theatre callout for plays – Deadline: 7 September 2022

ITV Studios: Disabled Writers in Development Scheme – Deadline: 9 September 2022

Core Team Member (Prose), The Writing Squad – Deadline: 20 September 2022

/INK Festival – Short Play Submissions – 24 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

The Bread & Roses Playwriting Award- 2023/24-  Deadline: 14 October 2022

Expressions of interest – freelance writer facilitators , New Writing North – Deadline: 21 October 2022

The Neem Award open for submissions – Deadline: 1 December 2022

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

Fearless: Danse Macabre Productions Free Script Reading for Horror Scripts (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

Work-in-Development Submissions for the John Thaw Studio at The Actors Centre (profit share) – Deadline: ongoing

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

Hampstead Theatre announces year round submission window

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

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