Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 27 March 2015

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 now grouped into three sections: 1) Opportunities with Deadlines; 2) Ongoing opportunities (no deadline); and 3) Workshops and Events.

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper – 49 Playwriting Contests with March 2015 Deadlines – Deadline: various

Sky Blue Theatre accepting one-act plays for British Theatre Challenge (£15 fee) – Deadline:  30 March 2015

Collaborators required for historical musical comedy/ cabaret- Deadline: 30 March 2015

Theatre pieces wanted for a new outdoor theatre in East London (Paid) – Deadline:  30 March 2015

Newsjack radio show seeking sketches – Deadline: Monday 30 March 2015

Newsjack radio show seeking one-liners – Deadline: Tuesday 31 March 2015

2015 Papatango New Writing Prize – Deadline:  31 March 2015

Blackwell House seeking class-style radio plays (15-45 min) – Deadline:  31 March 2015

Blackwell House seeking class-style radio plays (15-45 min) – Deadline:  31 March 2015

Euroscript Screenwriting Competition open for feature length submissions (£35 entry fee) – Deadline: 31 March 2015

RBL Theatre Company commissioning Henry I play for large scale production (paid) – Deadline: 31 March 2015

Irlam Festival Theatre seeking 10-15 minute plays – Deadline:  1 April 2015

Tron Theatre (Glasgow) accepting submissions for scratch night – Theme: SURVIVAL – Deadline:  2 April 2015

BBC Scriptroom now open for comedy submissions– Deadline: 2 April 2015

It’s My Shout & BBC Cymru seeking short film scripts from Welsh writers – Deadline: 3 April 2015

Story Editor sought for BBC’s Eastenders – Deadline: 6 April 2015

Ticket to Write 2015 seeking one act plays about the Beatles (£10 application fee, £150 prize) – Deadline: 7 April 2015

GRIT: Royal Court seeking plays about resistance that can fit in the palm of your hand – Deadline:  10 April 2015

No Lie Notts Monologue Writing Competition seeking scripts for performance in Nottingham – Deadline:  10 April 2015

Theatre N16 seeking one act script (theatre company collaboration required) – Deadline:  10 April 2015

Organized Chaos seeking scripts for North West Tour – Deadline:  12 April 2015

Makeshift Broadcast (Glasgow) seeking material for next podcast and live performance – Deadline:  13 April 2015

Rapid Write Response submissions sought for ‘Animals’ at Theatre503 – Deadline:  13 April 2015

Velvet Trumpet seeking 10-15 min comedic submissions – Deadline:  15 April 2015

Etch seeking submissions for Scratch Night #6 at the Peckham Pelican – 17 April 2015 at midnight

Calling all Lambeth writers! New play competition open for submissions – Deadline:  23 April 2015

Little Pieces of Gold open for submissions of 10 minute plays – Deadline:  27 April 2015

The Walter Swan Playwriting Award 2015 seeking 20-30 minute plays – Deadline:  30 April 2015

The Bread & Roses 2015 Playwriting Competition (£50 prize) – Deadline:  30 April 2015

Wellcome Trust Arts Awards funding opportunity – Deadline: 1 May 2015

Tron Theatre (Glasgow) accepting submissions for scratch night – Theme: BETRAYAL – Deadline: 7 May 2015

IdeasTap Editor’s Brief accepting submissions on the theme of ‘Endings’- Deadline: 8 May 2015

ArtsEd seeking 10-12 min short film scripts – Deadline: 22 May 2015

2015 Pint-sized Plays competition open for submissions -Deadline: 31 May 2015

2015 Bruntwood Prize Competition open to submissions – Deadline: 5 June 2015

Roister Doister Publishing launch competition to find plays for young people – Deadline: 3 July 2015

Saving Endangered Species (SES) International Playwriting Prize (California, $100 prize) – Deadline: 30 November 2015


Ongoing submissions:

London Short Play Festival accepting submissions – Deadline: none posted

TreePress seeking playwrights to upload scripts for Beta Testing – Deadline: none posted

New Prose in East London seeking submissions – Deadline: not posted

East End Literary Salon open to rolling submissions – Deadline: rolling

Creative Writer on UK Popular Culture wanted (London/ Reading) – paid – Deadline: none posted

Peppered Wit seeking submissions for fringe festivals – Deadline: none posted

Plane Paper Theatre looking for writers: Deadline: none posted

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Fractured Lines accepting scripts for new writing night – Deadline: rolling

Theatrelab accepting scripts – rolling submissions

Kings Head Theatre seeking work in development for Without Decor – Deadline: none posted

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

Performance Platform Opportunity, University of Greenwich – Deadline: None posted

Quids In Theatre Co seeking 40-60 minute plays for lunchtime series – Deadline: Ongoing

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – No deadline posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month through to June 2014.

ScriptSpace development workshop at The Space – Deadline: None

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

Open Arts Cafe Call for Submissions – Deadline: None posted

Poppy Seed – accepting submissions of 5 minute scripts for blog – Deadline: None posted

COG ARTSpace call out for playwrights! – Deadline: None posted


Events and workshops: 

IdeasTap Spa Hangout for writers at the Tricycle Theatre  – Friday 27 March 2015, 6-7pm

IdeasTap Workshop on Challenging Traditional Approaches to Playwriting – Saturday 4 April 2015 from 1-3pm

IdeasTap Workshop on creating drama for radio – 16 April 2015 from 11am-4pm

“Writing with Teenagers” Playwriting Masterclass with Fin Kennedy (£60 fee) – Saturday 18 April 2015 from 10.30am to 5pm

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