Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 3 June 2022

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Opportunities Listings 

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

Devon and Cornwall Screenwriting Group – Deadline: not applicable

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

37 Plays Podcast (Mark Ravenhill) (resource) – Deadline: not applicable

Writing For Binaural Audio, 22nd and 24th June 2022 – Deadline: 8 June 2022

Mentoring for POC Comedy Writers with Andy Riley – Deadline: 15 June 2022

Goat Films Comedy Pilot Script Competition – Deadline: 1 July 2022

BBC Radio 4: DMs Are Open – Deadlines: various

Rolling deadlines:

Player- Playwrights – try out your script – Deadline: rolling

New Hope Creative Group presents a new scratch night for black writers – Deadline: rolling

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

Freehand Scripts – free script reading – Deadline: rolling

Online Courses and Workshops

Script Club – online book club for BBC Writersroom scripts – Dates: various

Martin Keaveney Creative Writing – SUPERFLEX – TEST-DRIVE

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 applicable

Proud Haddock: Getting Your Play Commissioned: Workshop with Finborough Theatre Literary Manager Sue Healy – Date: 6 June 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 6th April 2022

London Playwrights: Playwriting Lab with Max Wilkinson (10 week course) – Date: starts 22 September 2022

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:

Tramshed Festival 2022 -Deadline: not applicable

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

Old Vic Playwriting open for applications – Deadline: 3 June 2022

Immersive Theatre Director/Writer, Bonkers Bar – Deadline: 5 June 2022

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

Lily Einhorn INSPIRE: free online coaching programme for community artists – Deadline: 6 June 2022

Northernwater and Lyle Productions: accepting submissions for House/ Home – Deadline: 6 June 2022

New Diorama’s open Artist Surgeries are back – Deadline: not applicable, final surgery on 8 June 2022

British Council: Unlimited Micro Awards – Applications Open- Deadline: 9 June 2022

FLEX – Agile Storytelling Development Hub – Deadline: 9 June 2022

Submissions open for Clapham Fringe 2022 at Bread & Roses Theatre – Deadline: 10 June 2022

Relish theatre- Open Call for Submissions from LGBTQIA+ writers that explore themes of or reflect on ‘regeneration’ – Deadline: 14 June 2022

VAULT FIVE mentoring programme – Deadline: 14 June 2022

Playwrights Studio Scotland: Vacancy – Trainee Dramaturg(Contract) – Deadline: 17 June 2022

Jacks Lantern Productions accepting horror scripts from Yorkshire based writers – Deadline: 20 June 2022

Popcorn Awards – The Popcorn Writing Award – Deadline: 24 June 2022

WGGB New Play Commission Scheme – Deadline: 24 June 2022

CRF Writer in Residence Applications – Deadline: 27 June 2022

Writing Facilitator Trainee Programme, Ministry of Stories – Deadline: 30 June 2022

Alfred Fagon Awards 2022 – Deadline: 29 July 2022

Martin Keaveney Creative Writing: Writers Conference, Dublin July 2022 – Dates: 1 – 3 July 2022

Nancy Dean Lesbian Playwriting Award – Deadline: 1 August 2022

The Frank Moffett Mosier Fellowship for Works in Heightened Language for 2022 – Deadline: 31 August 2022

Live Theatre – Live Playwriting – Deadline: 31 August 2022

Olwen Wymark Awards open for entries – Deadline: 31 August 2022

Rolling & Unspecified deadlines: 

Golden Goose Theatre seeking shows for summer season – Deadline: not specified

Call: Love Sharing Festival – VII edition – Deadline: not specified

Traverse Theatre First Stages Festival – Deadline: not applicable

Unbound – reader-funded pitches – Deadline: none posted

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

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

Greenlit: Fringe Networking Mixer for London-Based Theatremakers – Date: 7 June 2022

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