Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 28 January 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

WGGB: Leading playwrights back new digital principles for theatre (resource) – Deadline: not applicable

4Stories- for writers currently under-represented in TV Drama – Deadline: 30 January 2022

Writer, The Global Indian Series – Deadline: 20 February 2022

FIELDNOTES Audio and Written Content Contributors (unpaid, possibility for future payment) – Deadline: 28 February 2022

Bitter Pill Theatre – The Painkiller Project – Deadline: 10 March 2022

Rolling deadlines:

Cooped Up Creatives recruiting new contributors for poetry and art project (unpaid) – 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

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 specified

London Playwrights: Crowdfunding your project with Grace O’Keefe from Greenlit – Date: 1 February 2022

London Playwrights: Playwrighting for Everyone (6 week course) – Date: Starts 3 February 2022

London Playwrights: LGBTQ+ Theatre – Date: 8 February 2022

London Playwrights: Writing Historic Drama – Date: 12 February 2022

London Playwrights: An Introduction to Musical Theatre Writing-Style and Structure – Date: 19 February 2022

London Playwrights: An Introduction to Musical Theatre Writing- Starting Writing! – Date: 20 February 2022

London Playwrights: Writing in Regional Dialect – Date: 23 February 2022

London Playwrights: Making Work Using Improvisation Techniques (4 week intro course) – Starts: 26 February 2022

London Playwrights: Pitching your Play – Date: 9 March 2022

London Playwrights: Producing your Project  (3 week course)- Date: Starts 16 March 2022

NT Playwriting Masterclass: Writing History with Jude Christian  – Date: 3 February 2022

Getting Your Play Commissioned: Workshop with Royal Exchange Theatre Dramaturg Suzanne Bell – Date: 1 March 2022

NT Playwriting Masterclass: Verbatim Playwriting with Alecky Blythe – Date: 8 March 2022


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 January 2021

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:

Play Submissions Helper: 36 Play Submissions Opps with January 2022 Deadlines – Deadline: various throughout 2022

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

Slung Low Theatre Company Team Member Vacancy (paid, Yorkshire) – Deadline: 28 January 2022

Jermyn Street Theatre- The Woven Voices Prize – Deadline: 28 January 2022

Lyric- New Work Open Call 2022 – Deadline: 28 January 2022

The 2022 Papatango New Writing Prize Deadline: 30 January 2022

In Good Company- 2021/22 MID-CAREER COMMISSION – Deadline: 30 January 2022

Miniver Theatre – Miniver Theatre’s Minute Monologue – Deadline: 31 January 2022

Self-led Projects-Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland – Deadline: 31 January 2022

Optik Theatre Call Out for Scripts – Deadline: 31 January 2022

Drip Action Theatre Company – The Arundel Festival Theatre Trail 2022 – Deadline: 31 January 2022

Creative Associate, Clean Break – Deadline: 31 January 2022

University of Chester & Storyhouse – The Cheshire Prize for Literature – Deadline: 31 January 2022

Red Dragonfly: Taking Flight 2022 New Writing Competition – Deadline: 31 January 2022

TWO- residencies for Coventry and West Midlands based professional writers looking to explore and develop narrative/text for performance – Deadline: 2 February 2022

Calm Down, Dear festival of feminism – call out – Deadline: 16 February 2022

London Library – Emerging Writers Programme – Deadline: 2 March 2022

Windsor Fringe – Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing– Deadline: 5 March 2021

Platform Presents – 2022 Playwright’s Prize – Deadline: 7 March 2021

Off The Rails Theatre: 3-Minute Drama Scriptwriting Competition (Prizes) – Deadline: 30 April 2022

4th Annual Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Playwriting Competition (entry fee, cash prizes) – Deadline: 31 May 2022

Bruntwood Prize 2022 – Open until 6 June! Plus FREE WRITING RESOURCES!– Deadline: 6 June 2022

Rolling & Unspecified deadlines: 

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

Concord Theatricals are accepting unsolicited submissions (paid) – 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:

Bush Theatre Masterclasses  – Dates: various (available both in person and online)

BBC & NFTS – BBC Scholarships – Dates: various

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