Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 28 December 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:

#WrAP is back for 2019! Write a play this January!

LPW: FREE #WrAP2019 feedback session & member meetup!

Festive Gift Guide 2018 – The Best Gifts For Writers

LPW Online Book Club: Girls by Theresa Ikoko


LPB Members: Online Course – Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Talawa script reading service now open (Black writers in the UK)

Pursued by a Bear: “I never finish anything, how do I keep my focus?”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

The Arcola Theatre accepting submissions for The Public Address – Deadline: currently accepting expressions of interest

Wales Writer in Residence (National Theatre Wales BBC Cymru Wales) – Deadline: email now to express interest

32 Opportunities with December deadlines – Deadlines: various throughout December 2018

Lemon House Theatre seeking a Producer and a Marketing Administrator – Deadline: 28 December 2018

365 Women a Year Playwriting Project – Deadline: 31 December 2018

Dwell Time – Penistone Train Line Newspaper: seeking submissions– Deadline: 31 December 2018

Quantum Frolic Theatre Company seeking shorts for playwriting competition (£10 entry fee/ £250 prize) – Deadline: 31 December 2018

Ashland New Plays Festival: International Playwriting Competition ($20 entry, $1500 prize) – Deadline :31 December or when they reach 400 submissions, whichever is sooner

North West Writers: Liverpool Everyman Scratch Morning at Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse – Deadline: 31 December 2018

Broken Silence Theatre accepting applications for Young Writer in Residence 2019 (18-30) – Deadline: 1 January 2019 at 8pm

BBC Writersroom announces submission window for Script Room Drama 2019 – Deadline: 7 January 2018

Persistent and Nasty seeking submissions  on ‘hope for the future’ – Deadline: 7 January 2018 at 5pm

Free Spirit Theatre seeking original play for production in Spring 2019 – Deadline: 8 January 2019

UGC Writers’ Campus – Series Mania: accepting applications – Deadline: 9 January 2019

ReWrite script development event with In Motion Theatre Company (Glasgow) – Deadline: 11 January 2019

King’s Theatre in Annapolis Royal seeking 10 minute plays for festival ($15 entry fee)- Deadline: 14 January 2019

BBC Doctors – Directors’ Scheme: open for applications – Deadline: 14 January 2019

The Forestry Commission: Writers in the Forest new writing competition: open for entries – Deadline: 14 January 2019

Female Birmingham Writers/Artists, Near Neighbours & Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery – Deadline: 18 January 2019

The Actors Centre & Viola! Europe seeking new work for festival – Deadline: 18 January 2019

Caspa Arts seeking 5-15 minute plays for scratch night – Deadline: 20 January 2019

STAGE IT! 10-Minute Play Festival and Book Publication– Deadline; 21 January 2019

Optik Theatre: The Script Room – call out for scripts – Deadline: 31 January 2019

IASH/Traverse Creative Fellowship open for applications- Deadline: 31 January 2019 at 5pm

Drip Action Theatre Company: Arundel Festival Theatre Trail open for submissions – Deadline: 31 January 2018

Leeds Playhouse script window will be open on 1 January 2019 – Deadline: 31 January 2019

The Bush Theatre script submission window now open– Deadline: 1 February 2019

Toi Toi, Teatru Manoel (Malta) seeking one act plays on the theme of ‘Breaking the Rules ‘ – Deadline: 1 February 2019

Northern Writers’ Awards 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 7 February 2019

Papatango New Writing Prize 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 17 February 2019

Green Curtain Theatre seeking one act plays on the theme of ‘breaking away‘ – Deadline: 28 February 2019

Capital Stage accepting submissions for Playwrights’ Revolution Festival – Deadline: 28 February 2019

The Comedy Crowd: accepting submissions for Punkanary – Deadline: 28 February 2019

Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing open for entries – Deadline: 5 March 2019

University Women In The Arts Announces Partnerships With Leading Arts Organisations On Project To Tackle Abuse In The Arts– Deadline: 15 March 2019

Langham Court Theatre announces Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition ($45 entry) – Deadline: 29 March 2019

Carlo Annoni Award 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 30 April 2019

Green Stories Stage Play Writing Competition open for entries – Deadline: 30 June 2019

Events and workshops:

The Director’s Cut hosting The Writer’s Club –  Next term starts January 2019

Writing your own role: workshop with Lydia Parker at the Actors’ Centre – Dates: find out more on the website

The Old Vic – Workshops for Artists – Dates: various throughout January 2019

Chichester Festival Theatre: Get Playwriting! course open for bookings – Dates: Starts 15 January 2019

Drama Studio London: Writing For The Theatre – Playwriting Course 2019 – Dates: Starts 15 January 2018

Women’s Writing Workshop with Actor Awareness (University Women in the Arts) – Date: 22 January 2018

Writing Scripted Comedy with Chris Neilan – a one day workshop (Manchester) – Date: 28 January 2019

Papercut Theatre: Redrafting and Structure workshop with Melissa Dunne – Date: 2 February 2019

Clean Break: An Introduction to writing for theatre in criminal justice settings – Date: 8 February 2019

Writing West Midlands: Short course in playwriting – Dates: Starts 26 February 2019

LPW: FREE #WrAP2019 feedback session & member meetup!Date: 2 March 2019

Writing for Television: Residential workshop with Roy Mitchell – Dates: 20-24 May 2018

Online workshops and resources: 

Stagedoor App Podcast (Bridget Minamore and Chris Campbell of the Royal Court’s Literary Office)

Access the Royal Court’s Playwrights’ Podcast

Bloomsbury Publishing: How to get your play published (view live stream of talk)

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit

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

LPB Summer Sessions: Overcoming writers’ block (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: How to write a monologue (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: Promoting yourself as a writer (online workshops)

LPB: The Redrafting Toolkit

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

Ongoing submissions:

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