Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 5 August 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: Old Vic 12

This Week in our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear (from the archive): “How can I experiment with style while staying true to my voice?”

London Writers’ Week Features on London Playwrights’ Blog:

Meet the Company of the Dark Horse Festival!


Fin Kennedy and David Edgar Review the State of arts funding at London Writers’ Week 

How to win The National Student Playwriting Awards

The best writing advice we heard at London Writers’ Week

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper – 52 playwriting competitions with late July & August deadlines

E.U. (NYC Production company) seeking short plays and monologues for charity event – Deadline: 9 August 2016

Sharp Scratches seeking 10-20 minute plays – Deadline: 9 August 2016

Pro Story Development & Marketing Scheme subsidised course for developing TV projects – Deadline: 9 August 2016

10-15 minute plays sought for charity fundraiser in Covent Garden – Deadline: 12 August 2016

Free Rayne Artists seeking submissions for Spiral at the Bread & Roses Theatre – Deadline: 14 August 2016

Yale Drama Series Competition 2016 – Deadline: 15 August 2016

Women in Film and Television mentoring scheme – Deadline: 16 August 2016

Digital Rapid Write Response at Theatre503 – Deadline: 17 August 2016

Instinct Theatre accepting full-length script submissions – Deadline: 21 August 2016 at 10pm

Aberdeen Performing Arts – Scratch Nights – Call for Script Submissions (North East Writers) – Deadline: 22 August 2016 at 5pm

Bush Theatre seeking Associate Dramaturg – Deadline: 26 August 2016 at noon

Betty Box and Peter Rogers Comedy Writing Programme 2016 – Deadline: 26 August 2016

Old Vic 12 open for applications (£5,000 commission) – Deadline: 30 August 2016

VAULT Festival open to applications – Deadline: 31 August 2016

Dionysian Magazine seeking play submissions – Deadline: 31 August 2016

Shore Screenwriting Competition 2016 (up to £2,000 cash prize, £25-£35 entry fee) – Regular deadline: 31 July 2016; Late deadline: 31 August 2016

2016 Terence Rattigan Society Award (£10 entry fee, £2,500 prize) – Deadline: 31 August 2016

Sultan Padamsee Award for Playwriting 2016 – Deadline: 31 August 2016

Ignition Playwriting Competition from Ignite Theatre (£100 prize) -Deadline: 1 September 2016

Soho Young Company open to applications for 11-30 year olds interested in comedy, theatre, or playwriting – Deadline: 2 September 2016

Orange Tree Theatre accepting applications for Writers Collective – Deadline: 5 September 2016

Little Pieces of Gold Seeking Ten Minute Plays on the Subject of ‘Brexit’ –  Deadline: 7 September 2016

Park Theatre Script Accelerator Programme– Deadline: 7 September 2016

StageWrite 2017 playwriting competition (open to Bedfordshire students only)- Deadline: 30 September 2016

Adam Morley and Actor Awareness bursary for writers – Deadline: September 2016

Bush Theatre opens script window to accept new plays – Deadline: 30 September 2016

Red Dragonfly New Writing Competition 2016 (Asian writers, £1000 prize) – Deadline: 1 October 2016

Pub Theatre Festival Seeking Submissions from Emerging Theatre Makers – Deadline: Friday 28 October 2016

Constance Cox Playwriting Competition from Sussex Playwrights’ Club (£7 entry fee, £150 prize) – Deadline: 31 October 2016

Writers required for La Musa Sulla Nuvola – The Muse on the Cloud – Deadline: 20 December 2016

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

Polemic Theatre Company accepting submissions for festival – Deadline: 1 January 2017 at 12.01am

Events and workshops: 

‘Discovering the Keskidee Centre’ event with London Metropolitan Archives – Wednesday 10 August 2016

Meet The People Events – Old Vic 12 – 10 & 17 August 2016

In Conversation with Vicky Featherstone at the Royal Court (University Women in the Arts Event) – 18 August 2016

Two-day Script Supervision course at Pinewood Studios (£349) – 22-23 August 2016

Arvon Course – Writing For Puppetry: Writing The Impossible – – 

Arvon Course – Musical Theatre: Using music and lyrics to tell the tale – – 

Ongoing submissions:

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people – various deadlines

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – no deadline

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – rolling

Jo Smith Productions open for submissions – rolling

Writers’ Mutual writing group – Wednesdays 11am-1pm

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Ongoing submissions

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

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

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)

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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