Opportunities weekly round-up: 4 April 2014

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).

Play Submissions Helper publishes contests with April deadlines – Deadline: various

MT Pockets Theatre seeking submissions for 10 Minute Play Festival (West Virginia) – Deadline: 4 April 2014

Channel 4 seeking writers for ‘Coming Up’ talent development scheme with Touchpaper – Deadline: 3 April 2014

Applications now open for the Live Theatre Playwriting course – Deadline: 6 April 2014 11 April 2014

Theatre 503 playwriting award opens for submissions on 1st March – Deadline: 31 March 2014  7 April 2014

Burbage New Writing Prize – open for submissions – Deadline: 7 April 2014

Site-Specific Commission for InTRANSIT FESTIVAL, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea – Deadline: 7 April 2014

Tiny Dog Productions seeking short plays for next Theatre Breaks Festival – Deadline: 8 April 2014

NEWSBOY seeking short plays about colonisation – Deadline: 11 April 2014

Putney Theatre Company accepting submissions of short plays – Deadline: 13 April 2014

Free Masterclass with BBC Writersroom at Curve Theatre, Leicester’s Inside Out Festival – Deadline: workshop takes place on 12 April 2014 but you need to book in advance

Page to Stage Festival accepting plays Deadline: 31 March 2014 14 April 2014

The Nick Darke Award 2014 is open for submissions for £6000 prize – Deadline: 14 April 2014

Encompass Productions seeking 5-20min plays for ‘Bare Essentials’ – Deadline: 14 April 2014

Ticket to Write seeking one act plays about the Beatles (£20 fee) – Deadline: 18 April 2014

What’s Funny… About the Referendum on Scottish Independence? BBC accepting comedy material (15-24) – 21 April 2014

Chesil Theatre Company accepting 10 minute plays– Deadline: 25 April 2014

Introduction to short film screenwriting workshop with IdeasTap – 25 April 2014

A Friend of a Friend Productions seeking short plays about Southwark in ‘What’s Your Story?’ (Southwark-based writers only) – Deadline: 30 April 2014

Royal Society of Literature Brookleaze Grants for Writers – Deadline: 30 April 2014

East 15 playwriting competition open for submissions – Deadline: 30 April 2014

Traverse Theatre open to submissions from UK Writers – Deadline: 30 April 2014

Sixteen Feet Productions accepting short plays (Lambeth based writers only) – Deadline: 1 May 2014

Little Pieces of Gold seeking 10 minute plays on subject of Social Media – Deadline: 5 May 2014

BBC Writersroom’s Scriptroom 6 coming soon – accepting submissions of Comedy (Radio/TV/Film) – Deadline: 12 May 2014 (*Note: Submissions do not open until 28 April 2014)

BAFTA accepting scripts for comedy showcase (entry fee) – 19 May 2014

ArtsEd Short Film Scripts – a chance to get your short film produced – Deadline: 23 May 2014

Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize launched (£20 entry fee) – Deadline: 30 May 2014

Organised Chaos accepting submissions (£5 entry) – Deadline: 31 May 2014

IdeasTap accepting submissions on theme of ‘Apocalypse’ – Deadline: 13 June 2014 at 5pm

The Newspeak Theatre Company seeks writer for their writers-room – Deadline: 30 June 2014

Ongoing submissions:

Ice & Fire/ Amnesty International UK – rolling submissions for plays with human rights theme – Deadline: Ongoing

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

BAREtruth Theatre looking for full length scripts – Deadline: None posted

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