Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 4 February 2022

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Opportunities – Pick of the Week: Queens of Cups – New Moon Monologues: accepting submissions on theme of ‘The Witches You Couldn’t Burn’


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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

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

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

Scriptwriters & Co International Festival – open for submissions (entry fees apply) – 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

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 specified

London Playwrights: Crowdfunding your project with Grace O’Keefe from Greenlit – Date:2 March 2022 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: Starting A Company – Date: 15 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 the Abstract – Dates: 22 & 25 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: Crowdfunding your project with Grace O’Keefe from Greenlit – Date: 2 March 2022 2022

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

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

London Playwrights: Writing for Audio (4 week intro course) – Date: Starts 14 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: 35 Play Submissions Opps with February 2022 Deadlines  – Deadline: various throughout February 2022

Box of Tricks Theatre Company – rehearsed readings – Deadline: 5 February 2022

Artist and Author in Residence 2022, Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries – Deadline: 10 February 2022

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

Writer, Sleeping Beauty – a new pantomime, Gala Durham – Deadline: 13 February 2022

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

Queens of Cups – New Moon Monologues: accepting submissions on theme of ‘The Witches You Couldn’t Burn’ – 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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