Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 29 January 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: HighTide accepting scripts for First Commissions attachment scheme

This week in our advice column: Pursued By A Bear: “Settle our bet: which is more important, reading or watching plays?”

Coming up with London Playwrights’ Workshop: 

Re-drafting Your Play – with Kimberley Andrews

Spring Workshops with London Playwrights’ Blog

Opportunities with deadlines:

Bread & Roses seeking shows for May 2016 – Deadline: none posted, but time is of the essence!

25 January 2016

 Brockley Jack accepting submissions for Write Now 7 – Deadline: 29 January 2016

29 Plays Later returns: a playwriting challenge for February 2016 – Deadline: 29 January 2016

Drip Action Theatre Company seeking submissions for 2016 Arundel Festival Theatre Trail (paid) – Deadline: 31 January 2016

‘Writing Places’ Writer in Residence at Greenway – Deadline: 31 January 2016

Book Music & Lyrics accepting applications for First Year Workshops for Librettists and Lyricists – Deadline: 31 January 2016

Talawa currently open to script submissions from Black writers – Deadline: 31 January 2016

“Scratch it!” with Tigz Theatre seeking 20 minute scratch performances on LGBT Themes – Deadline: 31 January 2016

Brave New World seeking new writing – Deadline: 1 February 2016 at 9am

Create Scratch Refine Repeat at Morley College seeking new work – Deadline: 5 February 2016

2016 Saroyan/Paul Human Rights Playwriting Prize ($10,000 prize, $20 entry fee) – Deadline: 1 February 2016 7 February 2016

Soggy Brass @ Southwark Playhouse open for submissions (paid) – Deadline: 7 February 2016

Sheer Height Theatre seeking submissions for Women Redressed – Deadline: 5 February 2016 8 February 2016

Call for submissions for radical ideas at Rich Mix – Deadline: 10 February 2016

50/50 Gender Equality scratch night accepting submissions – Deadline: 12 February 2016 at 5pm

James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2016 open to submissions from theatres and agents (£10,000 prize) – Deadline: 12 February 2016

HighTide accepting submissions for First Commissions attachment scheme – Deadline: 14 February 2016 at 6pm

HighTide accepting submissions of plays for 4 weeks only- Deadline: 14 February 2016 at 6pm (Note: this is a separate opportunity from the one listed above)

Stitchin’ Fiction – call for submissions for rehearsed readings – Deadline 14 February 2016 at midnight

Lyric Hammersmith Young Harts Festival accepting submissions (10-25 year olds) – Deadline: 19 February 2016

Etch Theatre seeking submissions for a Festival of New Writing – Deadline: 14 February 2016

The Owl and Cat Theatre seeking submissions – Deadline: 22 February 2016 at 5pm

First Break Writing Competition at the Oldham Coliseum – Deadline: 22 February 2016

Octagon Prize for Dramatic Monologues – Deadline: 26 February 2016

Nickelodeon Writing Program – Open for Submissions – Deadline: 28 February 2016

Drift Shop accepting submissions of short pieces of writing for scratch night – Deadline: 28 February 2016

Theatre503 Playwriting Award returning in 2016 –  Deadline: 29 February 2016

Rebel Without Crew Films seeking shorts for production (female writers only) – Deadline: 29 February 2016

New Competition Launched with Drama Centre London, Bush Theatre, Oberon Books and Partners – Deadline: 1 March 2016 (entries open 15 February 2016)

Sky or the Bird seeking writers for The Adults Adventure Playground (Calais Benefit) – Deadline: 2 March 2016

Windsor Fringe – Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing 2016 – Deadline: 5 March 2016

Sky Academy Arts Scholarships – Theatre & Comedy (18-30 year olds) – Deadline: 10 March 2016

Sedos seeking 10 minute scripts for production in London & Edinburgh (£5 entry fee) – Deadline: 11 March 2016

About Love’ Festival of short plays call for submissions (Canada $10 entry fee/ $150 prize – Deadline: 20 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

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

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

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

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

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

Events and workshops: 

Morning writing workshops with Write & Shine – 14 January, 21 January, & 28 January (separate events)

Workshops with ‘Tiny Women Brains’ Comedy Festival – 29-31 January 2016

Playwriting Workshop with Jennifer Farmer at the Bishopsgate Institute (Classes take place on Mondays 6.30pm – 8.30pm, 1 February – 7 March 2016 & Saturday 27 February, 10.30am – 2.30pm)

‘DAT Day’ meet and greet at the Drayton Arms – 1 February 2016

London Playwrights’ Workshop: Re-drafting your play with Kimberley Andrews – Starts 4 February 2016

Creativity for Scriptwriters – 1 day course with Phil Shelley – 7 February 2016

Free Online Screenwriting Course with University of East Anglia, Creative Skillset and Future Learn – Starts on 29 February 2016

London Playwrights’ Workshop: INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Finding Inspiration and Developing your Idea – 5 March 2016

National Theatre Course: developing your play with Jemma Kennedy (£450 bursaries available) – Every Wednesday from 16 March until 19 May 2016, 10am – 1pm

London Playwrights’ Workshop: INTENSIVE WORKSHOP – Creating Engaging Characters – 17 March 2016

Ongoing submissions:

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

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Ongoing (monthly event)

2016 Terence Rattigan Society Award (£2,500 prize) – Deadline TBC

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)

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

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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